Over 20 Years of Value Creation

For over 20 years of our sustainability journey, CDL has championed groundbreaking innovations and set new sustainability benchmarks to deliver a positive impact for our business, the community and the environment. In the next lap of our sustainability journey, we aim to create greater value for our brand, business and stakeholders as well as enhance the marketability of our products, in addition to creating enduring societal benefits.

Integrated CSR Vision into CDL’s Corporate Vision and Mission

1995:

  • Established CSR-centric vision
    and adopted business model
    of “Conserving as we Construct”

1996:

  • First developer in Singapore
    to launch a corporate website
    – a milestone to connect with
    global stakeholders

1998:

  • First developer in Singapore
    to install energy-saving lifts
    in a residential development
    – The Florida Executive
    Condominium

1999:

  • Established City Sunshine
    Club (CSC), CDL’s employee
    volunteer programme

Aligned CSR Initiatives with Global Benchmarks and Championed Stakeholder Engagement

2001:

  • First private developer to structure a comprehensive, audited and appraised approach towards Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) by pioneering the CDL 5-Star EHS Assessment System for builders

2002:

  • Pioneered Singapore’s first major office greening programme, Project: Eco-Office, with Singapore Environment Council
  • Launched Singapore’s first Eco-Condominium, Savannah CondoPark

2003:

  • First private property developer in Singapore to receive ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety System certifications

2004:

  • Pioneered “Let’s Live Green!” eco-outreach programme for CDL homeowners

Strengthened Commitment to EHS, Green Building and Innovation

2005:

  • Became signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and founding member of Singapore Compact for CSR
  • Launched the CDL 5-Star EHS Awards to recognise builders that excelled in the 5-Star EHS Assessment System

2008:

  • Published Singapore’s first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)-checked Social and Environment Report

2009:

  • Launched the first CarbonNeutral®development in Singapore and Asia Pacific, 11 Tampines Concourse
  • Launched Singapore’s First Eco-mall, City Square Mall
  • Launched 7 & 9 Tampines Grande, which embraces one of the largest and most extensive use of solar technology in a commercial property in Singapore

Raised the Bar for CSR and Rigorous Sustainability Reporting for Transparent Disclosure

2012:

  • First Singapore property developer to publish a GRI-checked Level A+ Sustainability Report
  • Launched the first Singapore landed housing development with a solar energy system in each unit, HAUS@SERANGOON GARDEN

2013:

  • Built My Tree House – World’s 1st Green Library for Kids, and Singapore’s first zero energy green gallery, CDL Green Gallery @ Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum
  • D’Nest condominium entered Singapore Book of Records for the “Largest Solar Panels in a Condominium”

2014:

  • Tree House condominium achieved Guinness World Record for largest vertical garden
  • First developer in Asia to adopt Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) for
    a large-scale residential development
  • First developer in Singapore to achieve the
    ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) certification
  • Celebrated 10th anniversary of CDL 5-Star EHS Awards

CDL Future Value 2.0: Creating Future Value

2015:

  • First Singapore private developer to adopt International Integrated Reporting Council’s Integrated Reporting framework for sustainability reporting
  • Adopted GRI G4 guidelines for sustainability reporting
  • Formalised and published a dedicated Climate Change Policy
  • Sole winner of the inaugural BCA Green Mark Pearl Prestige Award

2016:

  • Formulated a partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS) for two new research laboratories — NUS-CDL Smart Green Home and NUS-CDL T2 Lab
  • First property developer in Singapore to achieve the ISO 14064-1 assurance in GHG emissions reporting
  • Among the first in Singapore to align our material ESG issues with UN SDGs
  • Published an enhanced Human Rights Policy

2017:

  • Introduced CDL Future Value 2030 sustainability blueprint
  • First Singapore company to adopt the GRI Standards for sustainability reporting
  • Established a dedicated sustainability website