CDL, CapitaLand, StarHub in list of sustainable companies [News]

February 15, 2013 by  
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By Toni Waterman, Channel NewsAsia, 14 Feb 2013.

Three companies in Singapore have made it to the exclusive Global 100 list, which consists of the world’s most sustainable companies.

The companies are City Developments Limited (CDL), CapitaLand and StarHub.

Esther An, general manager of corporate affairs at City Developments says globally, buildings can account for 40 per cent of energy consumption and 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

Ms An said: “Even in Singapore, the building sector is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emission. So therefore, we are in a strong position not just to implement sustainable business practices, but also to influence our stakeholders.”

To do this, CDL has adopted traditional green practices, like using eco-friendly methods and materials to shrink its carbon footprint.

But as a company, she said sustainability cuts across all levels.

Talking about sustainability is not just PR talk,” she said. “You have to put it in action. We have adopted a triple bottom-line approach, which is to strike a balance between financial, environmental and social performance.”

CDL is one of three companies in Singapore to make it to Corporate Knights Global 100 in 2012 – For CDL it was the fourth consecutive year on the list.

The firm was ranked 52nd, up from 62nd the year before.

Read the full article here.

Source: Channel NewsAsia

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