• 16%

    reduction in carbon emission intensity from 2007 levels in 2016

  • 25%

    reduction in energy use intensity from 2007 levels in 2016

  • 15%

    reduction in water use intensity from 2007 levels in 2016

  • At least 80%

    of the Singapore Sustainability Academy was built with sustainably harvested timber

For more than two decades, we have upheld our unwavering commitment to environmental management and resource efficiency to reduce our environmental footprint. Driven by our ethos of “Conserving as we Construct”, we have put in place a host of policies and practices to mitigate our environmental impact. This aims to maintain a strong natural capital for CDL as we continue to grow our business.

Environmental Policies

In 2003, CDL established our corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy which reflects our firm commitment towards a “Safe and Green” culture. The Policy sets the strategic direction for all departments to take practical efforts to ensure effective EHS management.

In 2015, we put forth our commitment to climate change mitigation by formalising a Climate Change Policy to guide us towards low carbon operations.

Environmental, Health and Safety Management System

In line with our EHS Policy that was established since 2003, we have implemented a comprehensive Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems (EHS MS) to help set the framework for effective implementation of our Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety programmes

CDL became the first private real estate company in Singapore to achieve the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification in 2003 and 2014 respectively

In 2016, we achieved the Reasonable Assurance for our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions disclosure using ISO14064-1 specifications, becoming the first developer in Singapore to do so

Lifecycle Approach

Since having adopted ISO14001:2015, we have further strengthened our existing sustainability strategy by using a lifecycle approach to better mitigate the negative environmental impacts associated with a building. From pre-construction environmental impact studies to the subsequent maintenance and eventual demolition of buildings, we have policies and guidelines to manage, monitor and review our impact and performances. These aid our continual improvement and transition to a circular economy in the future.