Sustainability Report 2015

Creating Value for 20 Years and Beyond

For over 20 years of our CSR 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.

1995 – 1999 2000 – 2004 2005 – 2009
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



2010 – 2014 2015 and Beyond
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

Future Value 2.0: Creating Greater Value,
Today for Tomorrow

2015 onwards:
Increase the use of productive and green technologies such as PPVC and solar energy systems

Raise tenants’ environmental commitment via CDL Green Lease Partnership Programme

Heighten outreach activities to promote responsible consumerism and influence future buyers

Enhance tracking of environmental performance
and improve carbon disclosure for sustainability
best practices

Align CSR goals with key subsidiaries for greater access to eco-conscious markets and to reflect synergised corporate branding and leadership

Sustain and value-add to efforts and investments in
the areas of community and youth development

Formalise and publish our Climate Change Policy