In the age of climate emergency, no corner of the Earth is spared from the devastating
consequences of climate change.

With the buildings and construction sector accounting for some 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions, and with the urban proportion of the global population projected to rise from 30% to 70% by 2050, the built sector is pivotal in driving emissions reduction and transitioning towards a low-carbon future.

Tree House condominium, Singapore:
Guinness World Record for tallest vertical garden of 24 storeys (April 2014 – June 2015)


Sustainability integration is fundamental in our strategy to create long-term value for our business and all our stakeholders. For the past two decades, we have driven innovative solutions to develop strategic low-carbon and resilient buildings. Committed and effective leadership by the Board Sustainability Committee has also been central to the delivery of CDL’s sustainability purpose, integration, and performance.

As a pioneering force in sustainability, CDL’s strong track record in ESG integration will enable us to forge ahead in the new climate economy, future-proofing our business and sustaining growth, building a world that serves both the present and future generations.

Statement byKWEK LENG BENG
Executive Chairman
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Statement bySHERMAN KWEK
Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
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Sustainability Governance Structure About the Board Sustainability Committee


Our Integrated Sustainability Report 2020 aims to continue inspiring the larger ecosystem and our value chain to accelerate climate action. It communicates our progress towards the CDL Future Value 2030 sustainability blueprint, as well as our steadfast efforts in creating positive impact in the built environment through best practices, innovation and active engagement.


The built sector has a crucial impact on the environment and society. As an expansion of our sustainability
commitments, we have aligned our ESG efforts with 14 relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) out of 17.

Click on any SDG to see how our initiatives have contributed to more sustainable cities and communities.


  • CDL Integrated Sustainability Report 2020

    CDL has released its Integrated Sustainability Report (ISR) 2020. Themed “Changing the Climate. Changing the Future.”, the digital report communicates CDL’s progress in 2019 towards its material Environmental, Social and Governance goals and targets established under the CDL Future Value 2030 sustainability blueprint.

  • Q4 2019 Quarterly Sustainability Report

    We have given a fresh new look for our Quarterly Report, reflecting CDL’s progressive and innovative approach. This report covers our various sustainability initiatives and EHS performance in Q4 2019 as tracked against our Future Value 2030 goals and targets.

  • CDL Scores Double ‘A’s for 2019 CDP Corporate Leadership in Climate Action and Water Security

    This is the second consecutive year CDL has received an A score for climate change strategy, and the first year that the company has received an A score for water security based on its inaugural participation in the CDP disclosure for water security.

  • CDL Listed on Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2020 for Third Consecutive Year

    In a traditionally male-dominated industry, CDL is the only Singapore real estate company to be listed this year, and to be listed for three consecutive years since the inauguration of the global index in 2018.

  • CDL Ranked Top Real Estate & Top Singapore Company in Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

    Since 2010, CDL is the first and only Singapore company to be included for 11 consecutive years in Global 100, one of the world’s leading sustainability indices. This year, CDL has once again emerged as Singapore’s top-ranked sustainable company, a position held since last year.