Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. (“EPRT”) is committed to conducting its business in accordance with the highest ethical standards. We take our responsibilities to all of our stakeholders and the communities where we live and work seriously. We are dedicated to being trusted stewards of our stockholder’s capital and providing our employees with a dynamic work environment that appreciates diversity, fosters equality and promotes innovative thinking. We believe that effective corporate governance, a positive corporate culture—that acknowledges the importance of our stockholders, tenants, employees, business associates and good corporate citizenship, and sustainability—are critical to our ability to create long-term value. In that regard, we have adopted practices that we believe promote and enhance our corporate governance, culture and environmental stewardship.
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, which is chaired by an independent director, oversees our efforts to promote environmental stewardship; our responsibilities relating to social issues, including our goals associated with the diversity, equity and inclusiveness of our organization; and our strong corporate governance. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee meets at least quarterly and included in its regular agenda is an evaluation of our objectives associated with Environmental, Social and Governance matters (“ESG”) matters and our progress in achieving those objectives.