Sustainability Report 2015

Starting from 2015, we are transitioning our sustainability reporting to an integrated approach as outlined in the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) Integrated Reporting Framework by connecting social and environmental performance with business and financial impact for a more meaningful and all-rounded corporate reporting. Centred around six capitals – Financial, Manufactured, Organisational, Social and Relationship, Human, and Natural – this new approach aims to present a holistic picture to our investors and stakeholders on how the interrelation between our business and sustainability performance leads to value creation over the short-, medium- and long-term. We have outlined the Company’s efforts in creating and sustaining value here.

As the first Singapore company to produce a GRI-checked report in 2008, CDL continues to improve on the quality of our reporting by aligning with GRI’s latest G4 Guidelines at the Comprehensive level.

The new G4 guidelines focus on materiality, which refers to issues of relevance and importance to the Company. Similarly, Integrated Reporting focuses on material information that can affect a company’s long-term viability and influence its stakeholders’ assessments and decisions. Responding to the increased emphasis on materiality, we conducted an in-depth review, engaging key internal and external stakeholders to evaluate and prioritise our material issues.

This Report focuses on the economic, environmental and social aspects that have been identified as material to our business and stakeholders. Materiality also applies across the value chain where CDL has considerable influence, but not direct control.

This Report has successfully completed the GRI Materiality Disclosures service which verifies that the General Standard Disclosures G4-17 to G4-27 were correctly located in both the GRI Content Index and in the text of this Report.