At the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, today, Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) was listed in the prestigious Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World 2014. It takes 17th position globally, placing it tops among Asian as well as real estate companies worldwide.
At the same time, Keppel Land has also retained its position in The Sustainability Yearbook 2014 for the fourth consecutive year as one of the top 15% companies worldwide in sustainability leadership. The bar has also been raised this year to include only corporations that achieve a score within 30% of the best performing company in the respective industry.
Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, said, “As environmental, social and governance issues dominate global agendas, we recognise that sustainability is no longer an option, but a necessity.
“As Asia’s leading developer, Keppel Land adopts a proactive approach towards environmental management and protection to create a sustainable future. We are dedicated and committed to develop properties that improve the quality of life of communities across Asia through integrating sustainability into our business operations.
“Looking ahead, Keppel Land will continue to sharpen our focus on sustainability and innovation. In doing so, we believe that Keppel Land can shape the future to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes for our business, the environment and the community at large.”
At Keppel Land, driven by a commitment to shape a better future, employees are also challenging themselves to constantly think and see things from a different angle. A new brand tagline – Thinking Unboxed – was launched in June 2013, which articulates what the Company does to uphold the Keppel quality hallmark.
Mr Doug Morrow, Managing Director, Corporate Knights, said, “In selecting the world’s clean capitalism leaders, we adopt a rigorous assessment where corporations are measured against 12 resource and social-productivity metrics.
“This is the first time a Singapore company has done so well since the launch of the Global 100 in 2005. It goes to show that there is a heightened awareness with regards to sustainability issues among Asian countries today. Similarly, in the real estate sector, with growing concerns on building green developments, it has further encouraged developers to implement sustainability initiatives in their business models.
“We believe that eco-leaders such as Keppel Land and the rest of the Global 100 lead the way for a sustainable future with their relentless commitment and efforts toward changing the way we do business today, and encourage more corporations to join on this sustainability journey.”
Focused on the triple bottom line of economic viability, environmental protection and social responsibility, Keppel Land strives to ensure that sustainable policies, strategies and practices are incorporated into its day-to-day business activities. Its dedication and ongoing efforts put the Company in good stead to meet the rising requirements for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures.