Highwoods is a purpose-led organization. We are committed to our intrinsic responsibilities of making positive contributions to society and advancing our Environment, Social and Governance initiatives. We believe that delivering long-term sustainable value is highly dependent on serving all of our stakeholders (shareholders, customers, employees and partners). We are building a resilient portfolio, stewarded by resilient people, aimed at improving the communities where we live, work and play.


The Highwoods #BetterTogether campaign is a company-wide mindset that we are just that – better together.

Highwoods is in the work-placemaking business and strives to partner with our customers to create great workplaces that are transformative, innovative, distinctive and collaborative. With a keen focus on customer service and the employee experience, we recognize the great value in creating the most compelling, competitive and supportive workplace for a team to thrive.

Our Goal

Highwoods strives to create resilient, healthy and adaptable workplaces that anticipate the changing needs of our stakeholders and promote health and well-being. We are firmly committed to our responsibility to minimize environmental impacts resulting from the development and operations of our buildings. We evaluate and monitor every building in our portfolio looking for smart, sustainable ways to reduce our carbon footprint.


  • We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our properties.
  • We aim to push the envelope on sustainable building design and operations through innovative technologies, industry engagement and key partnerships.
  • We are committed to using best-in-class ESG reporting standards that promote data quality and reliability in performance measurement.
  • We are committed to achieving a low-carbon footprint through an asset life cycle perspective (site selection, development, acquisition and asset management).


  • We aim to provide a safe and healthy work environment and improve the overall health and well-being of our employees.
  • We are committed to improving the well-being of our customers by designing workspaces that promote health and wellness.
  • We aim to engage with employees, customers and our communities in continuously promoting the Highwoods culture of service.
  • We are committed to advancing our diverse and inclusive culture within Highwoods and to engage with our partners and supply chain on diversity and inclusion initiatives.


  • We are committed to managing our company in an ethical and transparent manner.
  • We aim to maintain a resilient balance sheet which allows us to invest, grow and create value for all stakeholders.
  • We are committed to an integrated Enterprise Risk Management framework that drives resilience across the organization.
  • We believe in Board Independence and that the Board and Management exercise judgment and oversight over company operations, including ESG, that are aligned with business, stakeholder and societal interests.

Resiliency with Confidence

Highwoods is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our properties. We are dedicated to using best-in-class ESG reporting standards that promote data quality and reliability in performance measurement.


  • Highwoods Business Resiliency Plan
  • Strategy: The purpose and essence of Highwoods, our entry point on the roadmap to resiliency.
  • Organizational Resiliency: Our culture, collaboration and the resiliency of our coworkers.
  • Operational Resiliency: Sustaining our organization through all business cycles.
  • Technology Resiliency: More than a productivity tool, technology is an integral part of our business.
  • Legal, Risk and Compliance Resiliency: Positioning our organization for success and re-imagining how risk management is horizontally integrated across the enterprise.
  • Financial Resiliency: Achieving our business objectives through a flexible and conservative balance sheet and risk mitigation.

Highwoods Corporate Resiliency Reports