Regional and International Accolades
Asian Correspondent CSR 50 Index

CDL was listed on the Asian Correspondent CSR 50 Index, a new annual sustainability ranking launched by independent news site Asian Correspondent in 2017. The inaugural index includes the most environmentally-conscious companies who promote sustainable practices from 12 countries across Asia.

Asia’s Best Managed Companies Poll 2017 – Best at Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Singapore

CDL was ranked third in the Best in CSR poll organised by FinanceAsia, in which portfolio managers and buy-side analysts gave verdicts on Asia’s leading corporations

FTSE4Good Index Series (Since 2002)

For our ongoing efforts in corporate responsibility, CDL continues to be recognised on FTSE4Good Index Series for working towards environmental sustainability, developing positive relationships with stakeholders, and upholding and supporting universal human rights.

Human Capital Partner

Recognised as a pioneer Human Capital Partner (HCP) by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) and its partners. The Programme identifies exemplary employers and promotes continued commitment to improving human capital, and mainstreaming fair and progressive workplace practices.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2017

For the third time, CDL has been listed as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry by RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010)

Ranked Most Sustainable Corporation in Real Estate Management & Development and Top Singapore Corporation in the 2017 ranking announced annually at the World Economic Forum. Only Singapore company to be listed for eight consecutive years.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (World & Asia Pacific) 2017

Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognised Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). CDL remained as an index component in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Worldwide and in Asia Pacific)

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Assessment 2017 – Regional Sector Leader

Recognised as a Regional Sector Leader in the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, CDL was ranked 1st out of 31 participants in the Office in Asia (and 1st out of 13 Office Listed in Asia). A leading ESG benchmark for the real estate sector, 850 property companies, REITs, funds, and developers participated in the 2017 Assessment, jointly representing more than US$3.7 trillion in assets under management.

MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes (since 2009)

CDL maintained its prestigious ‘AAA’ rating by MSCI ESG Research. Ranging on a scale from ‘AAA’ to ‘CCC’, the rating tracks companies’ exposure to industry specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks relative to their peers. This is the seventh consecutive year that CDL has received the highest rating for its ESG excellence.

CDP Climate Change (since 2008)

CDL emerged as the highest scoring Singapore real estate company for its 2017 climate change disclosures with CDP, a global environmental disclosure system used by investors with assets of US$100 trillion. CDL’s Leadership level score of A- reflects the company’s thorough understanding of climate-related risks and opportunities, positive management efforts towards climate change mitigation, and adoption of best practices and strategies to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions.


Local Achievements
Patron of the Arts Award 2017

A firm supporter of the arts, CDL has received the Patron of the Arts Award since 1997 in reflection of its significant contribution to the Singapore arts scene over the years.

Singapore Corporate Awards 2017 – Best Investor Relations Award (Gold)

This prestigious accolade recognises companies that embody the spirit of good corporate governance and corporate transparency; and embrace the best practices in investor relations. CDL received the Best Investor Relations Gold Award  for companies with $1 billion and above in market capitalisation.

Sustainable Business Awards 2017 – Overall Winner, Best Strategy and Sustainability Management, Special Recognition for Energy Management and Workforce

CDL received the top honour – Overall Winner – a testament to our enduring commitment to sustainability. Conducted in partnership with professional services firm PwC, the Awards aims to increase awareness of sustainability best-practices and demonstrate how green and responsible business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders. This is the third year CDL has been accoladed at the Awards.

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards 2017: Developer Award

In affirmation of our steadfast commitment to maintaining high levels of workplace safety and health, CDL has achieved the WSH Developer Award for the 10th consecutive year.

DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards 2017 – Regional Sustainability Award

CDL was recognised as a regional winner in sustainability in the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards for its innovative approach to sustainability capacity building through the Singapore Sustainability Academy. In its 13th edition, the biannual awards recognise outstanding initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational effectiveness. Since its launch in 2002, it has become a widely-recognised industry benchmark for clean, green and lean operations.

SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2017 – Green Building Organisations: Business Leadership in Sustainability

Co-organised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), the awards aim to showcase and celebrate the achievements of local companies and green building projects who are leading the way in sustainability. CDL received the following awards:

  • Green Building Organisations: Business Leadership in Sustainability, Winner
  • Green Building Projects: Leadership in Design & Performance (Residential), Winner – Blossom Residences
  • Green Building Individuals: Green Advocate of the Year – Ms Esther An, CDL Chief Sustainability Officer
Singapore Sustainability Reporting Award 2017 – Best Sustainability Report for Established Reporters (Mainboard and Catalist)

Organised by Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) in partnership with Ernst & Young (EY) and supported by Singapore Exchange (SGX), the award aims to encourage and recognise excellence in sustainability reporting among Singapore listed companies. CDL was recognised as the inaugural award recipient in the Best Sustainability Report for Established Reporters (Mainboard and Catalist) category.


Regional and International Accolades
CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure project) (since 2007)

The first Singapore company to voluntarily disclose carbon emissions data with CDP, a global environmental disclosure system used by investors, representing over US$100 trillion in assets.

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking (since 2014)

Named Top Property Developer in Asia and Top Singapore Corporation for three consecutive years, and second among the top 100 sustainable companies across 11 key Asian markets in 2016.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) (since 2011)

The first Singapore developer to be listed on both the DJSI and FTSE4Good Index Series.

FTSE4Good Index Series (since 2002)

Amongst an elite group of companies worldwide that meet globally recognised ESG standards.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010)

Most Sustainable Corporation in Real Estate Management & Development and Top Singapore Corporation in this eminent global ranking announced annually at the World Economic Forum. Only Singapore company to be listed for eight consecutive years.

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) (since 2013)

Achieved a Green Star ranking – the highest category of sustainability performance for GRESB, a leading global source of comprehensive portfolio level sustainability data for the real estate industry.

MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes (since 2009)

Received the highest ‘AAA’ rating by MSCI ESG Research. The Indices are designed to represent the most prevalent ESG investment strategies.

South East Asia Property Awards 2016 – Special Recognition in CSR, Singapore and Special Recognition in Sustainable Development, Singapore

In addition to winning top honours as Best Developer in Singapore and Best Condo Development in Southeast Asia for Gramercy Park, CDL was given two Special Recognition awards in CSR and Sustainable Development.

STOXX® ESG Leaders Index (since 2014)

Ranked amongst leading global companies in terms of ESG criteria based on indicators provided by leading ESG research provider Sustainalytics.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2017

Listed on the annual guide of the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by the RobecoSAM’s yearly Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

UN Global Compact 100 (since 2014)

Only Singapore company selected as an index constituent based on the implementation of the ten UN principles and evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent base-line profitability.

2016 Bulldog Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) PR Awards – Bronze Award

CDL Singapore Young Photographer Awards 2016 received a Bronze Award under the Best Campaign Supporting Arts/Culture category. The award recoginses deserving companies with great achievements in CSR.


Local Achievements
SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2016 – Most Transparent Company Award, Real Estate

For the second consecutive year, CDL was conferred the prestigious award by SIAS for our outstanding efforts in corporate disclosure and transparency standards.

Singapore Corporate Awards 2016 – Special Recognition Award for Sustainability

Inaugural winner of the Special Recognition Award for Sustainability introduced at this longstanding awards jointly organised by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Singapore Institute of Directors and The Business Times, and supported by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and the SGX.

SGX Sustainability Indices

Listed as one of the 24 firms on the inaugural SGX Sustainability Leaders Index that are considered to be clear frontrunners in ESG standards amongst listed companies in Singapore.

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards 2016 – WSH Developer Award and SHARP Awards

Proud recipient of the distinguished Developer Award for the ninth year and only developer to receive the accolade in 2016. Four of CDL’s project sites were also accorded the SHARP (Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects) award.

2016 Patron of the Arts Award

A recipient since 1997, the Award by the National Arts Council recognises CDL’s sustained contribution towards the promotion and advancement of the arts scene in Singapore.


Regional and International Accolades
Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking (since 2014)

Named Top Property Developer in Asia, Top Singapore Corporation, and among the top 10 sustainable companies in Asia.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (since 2011)

Continued to be an index component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific). The first Singapore developer to be listed on DJSI.

Ethical Boardroom Corporate Governance Awards 2015 – Best Corporate Governance in the Real Estate Developer Sector (Asia)

Recognised for the outstanding leadership from CDL’s Board and for raising the bar to ensure that strong corporate governance plays an essential part in protecting and enhancing long-term value for all stakeholders.

FTSE4Good Index Series (since 2002)

Amongst an elite group of companies worldwide that meets globally recognised ESG standards.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010)

First and only Singapore company to be listed for seven consecutive years in this prestigious global ranking announced annually at the World Economic Forum, Davos. At 10th place, CDL is ranked the world’s most sustainable real estate company in 2016, up from 34th in 2015

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) (since 2013)

Achieved a Green Star ranking – the highest category of sustainability performance for GRESB, a leading global source of comprehensive portfolio level sustainability data for the real estate industry

MSCI ESG Indexes (since 2009)

Received an AAA rating by MSCI ESG Research. The Indices are designed to represent the most prevalent ESG investment strategies.

RoSPA President’s Award for Occupational Health and Safety 2015 – Achievement Awards category

Recognised for excellence in health and safety management by the UK-based safety organisation, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Presented with the RoSPA President’s Award for receiving 10 consecutive Gold Awards.

STOXX® Asia/Pacific ESG Leaders 50 Index 2015

Ranked as one of the Top 10 Components on the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index for the Asia Pacific region.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2016

Listed on the yearly guide of the world’s most sustainable companies in each sector based on the annual assessment conducted by sustainability investment specialist RobecoSAM.

UN Global Compact 100 Index

Only Singapore company selected as an index constituent based on the implementation of the ten UN Global Compact principles and evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent baseline profitability.


Local Achievements
BCA – Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) Green Building Individual Awards 2015 – Green Visionary Award

A special pinnacle award presented to the late Mr Kwek Leng Joo in recognition of his visionary leadership and positive influence in Singapore’s green building movement and beyond.

Great Place To Work® in Singapore – W.O.W! Special Mention Award

The award recognises companies with progressive workplace cultures and good people practices, using the same methodology as “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” in its selection and ranking.

President’s Award for the Environment 2015

The late Mr Kwek Leng Joo was honoured with the highest individual environmental accolade awarded by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, for his outstanding contributions towards environmental sustainability in Singapore.

SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2015 – Most Transparent Company, Real Estate category

Presented annually by SIAS and supported by SGX, the award recognises CDL’s outstanding efforts in corporate disclosure and transparency standards.

Singapore Quality Class (SQC) Star

Accredited by SPRING Singapore, the certification was given to existing SQC organisations for demonstrating higher levels of performance in business excellence initiatives, processes, and results.

Sustainable Business Awards 2015 – Land Use, Biodiversity, and Environment

Organised by Global Initiatives in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the award recognises sustainable business best practices in reduction of negative impact on natural habitats and wildlife.

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards 2015 – Developer and SHARP Awards

Presented by the WSH Council and supported by the Ministry of Manpower, the annual awards recognise excellence in workplace safety and health. CDL is a proud recipient of the distinguished Developer Award for the eighth year, and four of its project sites were also accorded the SHARP (Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects) award.

2015 Patron of the Arts Award

For the fifth consecutive year, the Award by the National Arts Council recognises CDL’s sustained contributions to the promotion and development of the arts in Singapore.


Regional and International Accolades
Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking 2014

Named Top Property Developer in Asia, Top Singapore Corporation, and second among the top 100 sustainable companies across 10 key Asian economies.

FTSE4Good Index Series (Since 2002)

Amongst an elite group of companies worldwide that meets globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Since 2010)

First and only Singapore company to be listed for six consecutive years in this prestigious global ranking announced annually at the World Economic Forum, Davos. In 2015, CDL was ranked 34th, up from 39th in 2014.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Since 2011)

Continued to be an index component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific). CDL is the first Singapore developer to be listed on both the DJSI and FTSE4Good Index Series.

Global Compact 100 Index

Selected as an index constituent based on the implementation of the UN Global Compact’s ten principles, and evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent base-line profitability

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Report 2014 – Green Star

Achieved a Green Star ranking – the highest category of sustainability performance for GRESB. A leading global source of comprehensive portfolio level sustainability data for the real estate industry, GRESB covers 46 countries in six continents.

MSCI ESG Indexes (Since 2009)

Received the highest AAA rating by MSCI ESG Research. The Indexes are designed to represent the most prevalent environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related investment strategies.

Euronext Vigeo – World 120

Only company from Singapore and the Hotel, Leisure Goods & Services (Asia Pacific) category listed on this global sustainability index for companies with the most advanced ESG performances.

Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register

Inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register indicates CDL’s leading performance in CSR within the property sector

Sustainable Business Awards 2014 – Best Environmental Disclosure Award

Jointly organised by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Global Initiatives, and presented by natural capital consultancy Trucost, the award recognises companies for their excellence and commitment to track and report environmental sustainability performance.


Local Achievements
BCA Awards 2014

Most awarded private developer, with a total of 30 accolades. CDL is also the only developer to win top honours – the Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) – for two years in a row.

Singapore Business Federation Singapore Sustainability Awards 2014

Top honours for the Sustainable Business Awards (Large Enterprise) category, for embracing innovative and impactful sustainable practices and solutions.

Energy Efficiency National Partnership Awards 2014

Organised by the National Environment Agency, Energy Market Authority and the Economic Development Board, CDL received the Excellence in Energy Management Award which recognises companies that have demonstrated a high level of commitment to achieving excellence in energy management.

2014 Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award

For the fourth consecutive year, the Award by the National Arts Council recognises CDL’s sustained contributions to promoting and developing the arts in Singapore.

National Parks Board Heritage Tree Dedication Award

In recognition of our significant contributions to the greening of Singapore, CDL was presented with a life-time Heritage Tree Dedication Award by the Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong at the launch of the Clean and Green Singapore 2015 campaign.

Singapore Corporate Awards 2014: Best Investor Relations

Co-organised by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Singapore Institute of Directors and The Business Times, CDL was conferred the Bronze award for Best Investor Relations for companies with market capitalisation of S$1 billion and above.

2014 Singapore Creative CSR Award: Best of Category – Environment

Organised by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (4As), this award affirms CDL’s longstanding efforts to champion the development of green buildings and sustainable practices in Singapore.



In addition to the above, there have also been numerous project-related accolades. More of CDL’s achievements can be found here.