A Commitment to

ESG Reporting

Meritage is committed to ESG reporting transparency by disclosing the following shareholder-endorsed topics as well as key factors under ESG frameworks and ESG rating agencies:


  • EEO-1 disclosure within the 2021 ESG report
  • TCFD report
  • Scopes 1-3 GHG emissions inventory disclosure
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • Global Reporting Initiative reporting
  • Applicable sustainability indicators under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Tracked initial environmental benefits along Meritage’s value chain, including recycled material use, natural resource conservation and reduction in waste generation

A Commitment to Building Better


Since 2009, Meritage® has been an early adopter and leader of a green mission in the homebuilding industry. Meritage was the first U.S. public production builder to commit to building 100% of our homes to the ENERGY STAR® for Homes Program. Our energy efficiency attributes and smart home technology features help our homeowners reduce their energy and water consumption as well as their monthly utility bills. Since 2020, we have also certified new homes in certain geographies under the US EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program. All of our new homes are equipped with WaterSense certified water fixtures.

Climate Disclosure: Building off last year’s inaugural greenhouse gas emissions inventory, Meritage is the first U.S. public production builder to issue a Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report, which outlines the Company’s climate risks and opportunities. As an official TCFD supporter, Meritage is aligned with the organization’s recommendations to build a more resilient financial system through climate-related disclosure. 

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A Commitment to Our Employees

Social: Corporate Social Responsibility

Meritage’s approach to corporate social responsibility focuses on enhancing an inclusive culture, employee engagement in the workplace and care for the communities in which we live, work and operate.

We are proud of the diversity in our team and are committed to the ongoing and intentional work to achieve inclusive excellence, including the long-term goals of attracting diverse talent and forming strategic relationships. The Company is dedicated to learning, improving its practices and challenging its leaders and employees to recognize and leverage our differences for the greater good of the team and the organization. In order to uphold our core values, we will expand our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I), which we believe will drive change throughout our organization as well as strengthen our business and competitiveness in the homebuilding sector.

CEO Phillippe Lord addresses cultural contribution and the Company’s initiative to expand our commitment to DE&I in this thought leadership piece

Chief People Officer Javier Feliciano expands on Meritage’s core values and why our organization has a strong competitive drive in this article

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A Commitment to Community

Social: Service & Philanthropy

Meritage Cares Foundation is our Company’s philanthropic arm. We have committed to creating a positive impact where we live, work and build through cash contributions, in kind donations and employee volunteer efforts. We have a long legacy of supporting communities especially in times of need, from COVID-19 to natural disasters such as floods, storms and hurricanes.

In 2021, Meritage employees donated countless hours to deliver its 14th new mortgage-free home to a deserving veteran family in Tampa, Florida through Operation Homefront. Across all divisions, Meritage proudly supported Afghan refugees for our annual Q4 outpour in 2021 by donating products and assembling hygiene kits.

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A Commitment to Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Governance

At Meritage, we take pride in the way we responsibly govern our business for the benefit of our various stakeholders. We have established, promote and continuously train our employees on a Code of Ethics and other corporate governance standards and practices. Day in and day out, we embrace the importance of being ethical and responsible corporate citizens by living out our core values and our promise to deliver Life. Built. Better.® Meritage promotes the long-term interests of all stakeholders and focuses on the accountability of the Board of Directors, management, employees and vendors.

Our Board of Directors reflects 27% diversity from both gender and ethnic background.

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2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,
2015, 2014 and 2013

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2022 ENERGY STAR Market Leader Award

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2021 Indoor airplus Leader Award (1)

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