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Key CSR awards & achievements

CDL’s CSR milestones in 2013/2014
Regional and international achievements
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World 2010 (81st), 2011(100th), 2012 (62nd), 2013 (52nd), 2014 (39th) CDL was once again included in this prestigious global ranking announced annually at the World Economic Forum, Davos. As the only Singapore company to be listed for the fifth consecutive year since 2010, CDL’s ranking also improved from 52nd to 39th position in 2014.
FTSE4Good Index Series (Since 2002) Among an elite group of companies worldwide that meets globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Since 2011) CDL was selected as an index component on the DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific in September 2011. DJSI is one of the most creditable reference points in sustainability investing for investors and companies globally. This achievement made CDL the first Singapore developer to be listed on both the DJSI and FTSE4Good Index Series.
Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Report 2013 – Regional Sector Leader for Asia CDL was named a Regional Sector Leader for Asia in the GRESB Report 2013. It ranked 22nd out of 543 participating organisations across the globe. GRESB is a leading global source of comprehensive portfolio level sustainability data for the real estate industry, covering 46 countries in six continents, representing USD 1.6 trillion of gross asset value.
IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2013: Best Sustainability Practice In the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2013, CDL emerged the inaugural winner of the Best Sustainability Practice category.
Asia Responsible Corporate Awards (ARCA) 2013 CDL received ARCA’s Eco-Green Outstanding Leadership Award – the highest tier of the Singapore Built Environment Industry Asia Awards, affirming its long-standing contribution to the growth and sustainability of the built environment by integrating sustainable and eco-friendly business practices with financial and business strategies.
Indonesia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2013 CDL’s Sustainability Report 2012 won the Best Sustainability Report from Singapore for the second consecutive year at The National Center for Sustainability Reporting’s (NCSR) ninth Indonesia Sustainability Reporting Awards. NCSR is a non-profit organisation based in Indonesia which honours organisations that publish and develop Sustainability Reports based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Framework.
MIPIM Asia Awards 2013 The seventh MIPIM Asia Awards honours outstanding real estate projects in the Asia Pacific region. CDL’s residential development Tree House received top honours as a Gold winner for Best Innovative Green Building category while Cube 8 was accorded a Bronze ranking in the Best Residential Development category.
United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification CDL’s office building 11 Tampines Concourse and eco-mall City Square Mall received the LEED Platinum and LEED Gold Certifications respectively under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) category. The scheme identifies and rewards best green operational practices such as using less energy, water and natural resources and improving the indoor environment. Both are the first buildings in Singapore to be awarded the LEED-EBOM status since the scheme’s inception in 2004.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards 2013 CDL achieved a double win for its excellence in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management, awarded by the UK-based safety organisation, RoSPA. CDL was presented the International Dilmun Environmental Award – the first company outside of Europe to be accorded this high honour – and the RoSPA Gold Medal Award for Occupational Health and Safety.
The Sustainability Yearbook CDL has been listed in The Sustainability Yearbook 2013, a guide published by RobecoSAM for investors worldwide on which companies are doing the most to address the risks and opportunities of sustainability.
Local achievements
BCA Awards 2013 CDL emerged as the most accorded private property developer at the BCA Awards 2013. Apart from being the inaugural winner of the Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) and Construction Productivity Award – Advocates (Platinum), CDL added another 21 project awards to its honours roll, including five new Green Mark awards, amassing a portfolio of 67 Green Mark awards. This marks CDL as the most illustrious Green Mark-accorded private developer to date, affirming its leadership and outstanding contributions to sustainable developments in Singapore.
2013 Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award This pinnacle Award was conferred by the National Arts Council in recognition of CDL’s continuous and generous contributions to Singapore’s vibrant arts and culture scene.
LOO (Let’s Observe Ourselves) Award CDL is the first corporation to receive the LOO Award from the Restroom Association of Singapore, in recognition of the Company’s efforts in championing clean toilets at its worksites. This accolade reflects the Company’s commitment towards workers’ welfare and a cleaner environment, as part of its corporate EHS culture.
People’s Association (PA) Community Spirit Awards 2013 CDL was presented the Excellence Award in the PA Community Spirit Awards 2013, under the ‘Partners of Community Development Council (CDC)’ category, in recognition of CDL’s outstanding contributions towards the community.
SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2013: Internal Audit Excellence Award – Merit & Most Transparent Company Award – Runner Up (Real Estate Category) First introduced in 2011, the Internal Audit Excellence Award recognises companies that have established an effective Internal Audit Function to enhance corporate governance, risk management and assurance. CDL is the first winner from the real estate sector. Since 2000, in recognition of its corporate transparency based on criteria such as timeliness, substantiality and clarity of news releases, degree of media access, frequency of corporate results, availability of segmental information and communication channels, CDL has received the Most Transparent Company Award. This marked CDL’s 13th year receiving this award, testament to its consistency and excellence in corporate governance standards.
‘We Welcome Families’ Excellence Awards 2013 City Square Mall has once again received the Excellence Award under the Shopping Mall Category in the Businesses for Families Council’s (BFC) ‘We Welcome Families’ Awards 2013. It is the first and only mall in Singapore to receive this accolade twice in a row.
* This list is not exhaustive. For more listings and details of CDL’s CSR milestones, awards and accolades from 1997 to 2014, please refer to