Singapore has been named a top 10 sustainability nations globally at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 22, based on the number of companies in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) by Corporate Knights.
As a Singapore-headquartered company, CapitaLand is pleased to be listed for the fourth year in Global 100, recognised as the gold standard in corporate sustainability analysis. Companies named are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors.
CapitaLand has also made its mark as the top real estate company in Asia with its listing in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2015 (Sustainability Yearbook) with a ‘Bronze Class’ distinction. As a ‘Bronze Class’ recipient, CapitaLand is among the top five real estate companies recognised globally in the Sustainability Yearbook. RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focusing exclusively on Sustainability Investing and its Sustainability Yearbook seeks to recognise the top 15% companies across various industries worldwide.
Mr Tan Seng Chai, Chairman of the CapitaLand Sustainability Steering Committee and Group Chief Corporate Officer of CapitaLand Limited, said: “CapitaLand is honoured to be ranked for the fourth consecutive year in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Corporate Knights and recognised as a ‘Bronze Class’ recipient for the first time among our six listings in the Sustainability Yearbook. These accolades are the results of our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into our business.”
He added: “The key performance indicators of Global 100 echo what is important to the stakeholder community. As a real estate developer, we are keenly aware of the importance of sustainability as our buildings have a lasting impact on the community. Our credo of ‘Building People. Building Communities.’ drives us to operate sustainably and responsibly as it embodies our belief that the well-being of the communities we operate in is closely linked to the success of our business.”
Michael Yow, Lead Analyst, Corporate Knights Capital, said: “As one of Asia’s leading real estate companies, the fact that CapitaLand made it to the Global 100 for the fourth consecutive time since 2012 clearly demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to sustainability, to strike the right balance in addressing the interests of its stakeholders – and CapitaLand does this really well.”
The latest accolades add to CapitaLand’s sustainability achievements across other top sustainability benchmarks such as Dow Jones Sustainability World and Asia Pacific Indices, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarking (GRESB), FTSE4Good, MSCI Global Sustainability Indices, STOXX ESG Leaders Indices and Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking.
CapitaLand is one of the first companies in Singapore to voluntarily publish sustainability reports annually, since 2008. The CapitaLand Global Sustainability Report 2013, based on the latest Global Reporting Initiative ‘Global 4’ Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, is available at http://www.capitaland.com/csr/sustainabilityreport/2013. It also remains the first and largest real estate company in Asia to achieve ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for its Environmental, Health and Safety Management System across
15 countries with its investment properties across Asia and Europe.