The EMS is an integral
part of CDL’s overall management system. The system,
established based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, is certified
against the international ISO 14001 standard. It is used
as a structured
and systematic approach to manage CDL’s impact on
Under the system, CDL
established a corporate-wide EHS Policy. We assess our environmental
impact, set targets and draw up programmes to minimise and
mitigate these impacts. We then prevent and check for performance,
act and review for continual improvement.
The integration of EMS
into CDL's business processes began as early as 2003. CDL
(Projects Division) took the lead and achieved ISO 14001
EMS and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management
(OHSMS) System certifications for property development and
project management in 2003. Subsequently, CDL (Property
Division) was awarded ISO 9001 Quality Management System
(QMS) and ISO 14001 EMS certifications for property management
In April 2008, CDL has
successfully completed the assessment of ISO 14001:2004
for Corporate Management and Operations. This covers our
headquarter activities of Group Finance and Accounts, Corporate
Affairs, Projects Division, Property Division, Marketing/Leasing,
Information Systems, Business Development and Asset Management,
Customer Relationship Management and Internal Audit.
With this, CDL has all
its core divisions and supporting operations conforming
to ISO 14001 EMS.
CDL believes in achieving
and sustaining an effective EMS through leadership. The
overall responsibility for environmental performance rests
with the CDL Management. CDL's Managing Director, Mr Kwek
Leng Joo, is the chairperson of the EMS Organisation. The
appointed Management Representative will champion the establishment,
implementation and maintenance of the EMS and provide management
guidance and corporate support across the Company. Each
Head of Department holds operational management responsibility
for EMS and specifically, the Heads of Projects Division
and Property Division are responsible for their respective
CDL Corporate Management
and Operations EMS Organisational Structure:
CDL recognises that all
employees, including those working on behalf of us (e.g.
contractors, consultants, suppliers) and in particular those
whose jobs may create significant adverse environmental
impacts, should have the necessary education, training or
experience for their work.
We provide training and
awareness programmes to cultivate a "Green" corporate
culture, to share with employees about resource conservation
and pollution prevention and to educate employees about
the importance of conformity to CDL's Corporate EHS Policy.
We encourage our employees to attend relevant seminars and
workshops to pick up or upgrade their skills and knowledge
related to environmental management.
CDL also believes in
engaging our employees and external interested parties in
our quest to achieve outstanding environmental performance.
We provide various channels of communication to share our
commitments, programmes, good practices and environmental
performance as well as to solicit feedback and suggestions
for improvement. CDL also encourages all employees to be
forthcoming with reporting of environmental-related accidents,
incidents, complaints, non-compliance and non-conformance.
We are dedicated to take all necessary action to prevent
the occurrence of potential non-conformances or recurrence
a recent CDL 5-Star EHS Seminar, NEA was invited
to talk about Public Health to CDL employees,
contractors and consultants.
is committed to comply with legal requirements. We
are fully aware that some of our activities and operations
are regulated by the local authorities such as the
BCA, NEA, PUB and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF),
and we are required to operate within prescribed limits
with regards to resources used and released into the
are best taken into consideration at the planning
stage for any process or operation. Therefore, CDL
takes the lead to influence and engage stakeholders,
which include the architects, designers, surveyors,
engineers and contractors, in adopting safe and environmentally-friendly
design, plans and programmes. CDL continues to follow
through the compliance status during the construction
and operational phase. This is done through periodic
inspections and CDL 5-Star EHS Assessment system.
CDL believes that we
must regularly evaluate ourselves in order to know what
is working and what needs to be improved. CDL's EMS audit
programme involves teams of internal and external auditors
conducting audits at least once a year.
Internal audits are carried
out to determine whether the EMS has been properly planned,
implemented and maintained in accordance with ISO 14001
standards and identify areas of improvement. The actual
frequency of internal audit depends on past audit results
as well as the potential risks/ importance associated with
the activity or operation. Specifically, each project development
is to be audited at least once in its project cycle and
each audit shall cover all 3 phases, i.e., planning, procurement
External audits are conducted
by accredited certification body for the award of initial
certification and surveillance visits. Surveillance audits
are conducted each year to verify that the EMS continues
to be maintained, implemented and to deliver continual improvements
until the next re-certification.