Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. is committed to operating our company and conducting our business according to the highest ethical standards. We take seriously our responsibility to our stakeholders, including our stockholders, directors and employees, and the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to being trusted stewards of our stockholder’s capital and to 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 and business associates, and good corporate citizenship 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, corporate culture, and environmental stewardship.
Our Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors, which is chaired by an independent director, oversees our efforts to promote i) our environmental stewardship, ii) our responsibilities related to social issues including our goals associated with the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of our organization, and iii) our strong corporate governance. Our Nominating and Governance Committee meets at least quarterly and included in their agenda is the evaluation of our goals and objectives associated with ESG matters and our progress in achieving those goals and objectives.