As a leader in the commercial real estate finance industry, we recognize our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact through both our operations and our lending practices. We are committed to remaining carbon neutral each year and will offset 100% of our GhG emissions on an annual basis, while also setting emissions and energy reduction goals. We are also actively involved in the Fannie Mae Green Rewards and Freddie Mac Green Advantage programs, which help multifamily property owners and operators reduce their energy and water consumption in multifamily properties. Our Environmental Policy describes our sustainability efforts and commitments to creating a positive impact on the environment.
At Walker & Dunlop we strive to be a great place to work for all. We treat all individuals with respect and dignity and create opportunities for them to develop and thrive, both personally and professionally. We are dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive spaces for our employees and clients, actively expanding the range of perspectives and experiences that contribute to our shared success. We are also committed to positively impacting the communities that we finance, providing much needed affordable housing across the country and aligning our national charitable partnerships with our passion for housing.
Walker & Dunlop has an eight-member Board of Directors with a diverse set of backgrounds and expertise. 75% of our Directors are independent, including our Lead Director. We conduct our business activities and transactions with the highest level of integrity and ethical standards.