Meritage Homes®, one of the top national public builders in the US, is recognized for designing and building quality, affordable homes that are focused on energy-efficiency and innovation. The company delivers enduring value to its homeowners while providing long-term returns and value to shareholders through both the financial results and responsible focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters.

Meritage’s board of directors, management team and all its employees are fully committed to executing the company’s ESG efforts throughout the company’s operations to benefit our employees, customers, partners, shareholders, our planet and the health of the communities in which we operate.

 

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A Commitment to Building Better

Environmental

At Meritage Homes, we look to improve upon our environmental stewardship everyday by continuously exploring opportunities to enhance and supplement our industry-leading energy-efficient homebuilding program. Since 2009, Meritage® has been an early adopter and leader of a green mission in the homebuilding industry. Meritage was the first national homebuilder to commit to certifying 100% of our homes to the ENERGY STAR® for Homes Program, and later was the first national builder to commit to certifying 100% of our homes to the US EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. Additionally, all of our homes are equipped with WaterSense certified water fixtures.

The US EPA recognizes Meritage’s outstanding contributions to protect the environment through advancing energy efficiency in the homebuilding industry. Meritage Homes was first awarded the ENERGY STAR® Builder of the Year in 2011, then followed by the ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Housing in 2012. In 2021, the company was named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence the eighth time since 2013. Meritage has delivered nearly 72,500 ENERGY STAR®–certified homes since 2010.

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A Commitment to Our Employees

Social: Corporate Social Responsibility

Meritage Homes’ 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 employees and leaders 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 entire homebuilding sector.

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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.

Meritage Homes works with organizations like Operation Homefront, Feeding America, Americares, Boys & Girls Clubs, Ronald McDonald House Charities, HomeAid and Arizona Housing Fund. These initiatives are close to our collective hearts and provide vital support.

 

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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 Homes promotes the long-term interests of shareholders and customers and focuses on the accountability of the Board of Directors and management, our employees and our trade partners.

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