CapitaLand's sustainability track record impresses

Romesh NavaratnarajahJune 30, 2015

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Property giant CapitaLand has scored top marks in its Global Sustainability Report 2014, which covers the company’s international portfolio in over 20 countries.

Entitled “Positioning for the Sustainable Future”, this is CapitaLand’s sixth published global sustainability report on areas as diverse as corporate governance, environment, human capital development, occupational health and safety, community development and social integration initiatives.

Some highlights of CapitaLand’s performance last year include:

– 7th out of 664 companies in the Governance and Transparency Index 2014, Singapore

– 13.6% and 21.6% reduction in energy and water consumption (per m2) respectively since 2008

– Over $76 million in cost avoidance for utilities since 2009

– Over 4,500 tonnes of recyclable waste diverted from landfills.

“We understand how buildings touch the lives of homeowners, shoppers, tenants, serviced residence guests, and members of the public. As such, we are committed to benefit our stakeholders from the healthy indoor air quality, operational efficiency, lush greenery, safe and accessible layout and features at our developments,” said CapitaLand’s President and Group CEO Lim Ming Yan in the report.

In addition, the group is the only Singapore company concurrently listed on Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, Sustainability Yearbook, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, FTSE4Good and Regional Sector Leader in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.

CapitaLand is also listed in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes, STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices and Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Index.

To read the full report, go to: http://www.capitaland.com/sustainability/sustainability-report

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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