For over a decade, CDL has been advocating environmental
sustainability in Singapore’s built environment. We make it our business
to take concerted efforts towards preventing pollution on the environment and
striving to apply environmentally-friendly practices in our
As part of the ISO 14001 framework, CDL identifies
significant environmental aspects for our business operations that can
potentially have critical negative environmental impacts. The risk level of
environmental aspect is determined using a risk assessment technique consisting
of the likelihood of the occurrence, severity of the impact and control
Additionally, our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
Policy sets the strategic direction for all employees to take practical efforts
to ensure effective EHS management so as to create a "Safe and Green" culture,
continually striving to conserve resources and prevent pollution.
actively evaluates the key significant environmental aspects at our work sites,
investment buildings and corporate office. From our assessment, energy use,
water use, waste generation, carbon emissions and safety management are our most
significant environmental aspects. We also cover other aspects such as noise,
biodiversity, paper use and waste paper recycling.
environmental aspects are identified and measured by respective business
divisions and include key data from Projects Division, Property & Facilities
Management Division, Corporate Management and Operations.
In 2011, we have reduced CDL's total carbon intensity
emissions as measured in tonnes CO2/m2 by 7% from baseline year 2007. In other
words, we produced less carbon per leased square metre of area. Since 2009, CDL
voluntarily reduced our annual carbon emissions to "net zero"(2) for 11 Tampines
Concourse, the first CarbonNeutral(r) development in Singapore and Asia Pacific,
and our Corporate Office operations including our data centre.
details on CDL’s Environmental Management System and environmental
performance data can be found in CDL’s Sustainability