City Developments Limited (CDL) is a listed international property and hotel conglomerate. In Singapore, CDL holds a track record of some 22,000 luxurious and quality homes and is also one of the largest landlords.
Beyond shaping the cityscape with architectural icons such as The Sail @ Marina Bay, The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove, The St. Regis Hotel and Residences and One Shenton, CDL has been leading the industry with green building innovation since the 1990s.
Testament to its commitment towards social responsibility and sustainable development, CDL was honoured with the President’s Social Service Award and President’s Award for the Environment in 2007. It was also the only developer to be accorded the inaugural Green Mark Champion Award in 2008 and the Built Environment Leadership Platinum Award in 2009, as well as the only recipient of the Green Mark Platinum Champion Award in 2011, by the Building and Construction Authority, the governing authority for Singapore’s built environment.
Most recently, CDL was conferred the highest honour of the inaugural BCA Green Mark Platinum Champion Award at the BCA Awards 2011, in recognition of its sustained efforts and outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability. CDL is the first and only recipient of this prestigious honour, making the property pioneer, an undisputed leader in developing green buildings in Singapore.
CDL is the only Singapore corporation to be listed on both the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and FTSE4Good Index Series. CDL is also the only Singapore company to be ranked amongst the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for three consecutive years, since 2010.
It is also a founding member of Singapore Compact and one of the pioneer Singapore signatories of the United Nations Global Compact to lend support to the advancement of responsible corporate citizenship in Singapore.
A firm advocate of sustainability, CDL not only believes in aligning its operations with environmental sustainability in mind, but also in ensuring that the foundations for a sustainable business are in place to respond to an ever-changing business environment. Internally, CDL integrated its Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) policy into the DNA of its business, incorporating measures to mitigate environmental impact at project sites and setting the strategic direction for all departments and employees towards creating a “Green and Safe” corporate culture, conserving resources and preventing pollution.
In championing CSR and the green cause, CDL not only focuses on engaging its stakeholders and the wider community through various platforms – but also on cultivating social and environmental consciousness amongst the next generation.