CDL believes that everyone can play a role in protecting and conserving the environment through responsible business practices and community outreach initiatives
A property pioneer since 1963, CDL is mindful of the impact its operations have on the environment and strives to apply good eco-friendly practices in its business. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, it is part of our corporate green philosophy to develop residential and commercial properties with environmental sustainability in mind as we believe in caring and protecting our environment.
In 2003, CDL was the first private property developer in Singapore to be awarded the ISO 14001:1996 for Environmental Management System (upgraded to ISO14001:2004 recently) by the Building and Construction Authority for its commitment to raising environmental standards in its projects and incorporating eco-friendly features into its developments. CDL also received the OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) certification for establishing an EHS policy to monitor the environmental impact of its operations and improve workplace safety. This year, CDL will be receiving the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 in Property Investment for 16 of its investment buildings.
CDL strongly advocates a “Safe and Green” culture and has strict adherence to its Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policy which was instituted in 2003 to monitor and focus on issues such as energy usage, water, waste management, workplace safety
and public health issues. Through CDL’s 5-star EHS Assessment System, CDL contractors are appraised on their performance and graded on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Quarterly audits are conducted by independent auditors appointed by CDL and review seminars are held to share the assessment results and practices. Through training and knowledge sharing, this system serves as a platform for continuous improvement, and reinforces environmental awareness amongst all parties in the construction value chain.
With the objective to create homes that are eco-friendly and energy efficient, CDL developed its first Eco-Condo - Savannah CondoPark which features many eco-friendly attributes. In recognition of its green efforts, CDL received the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Gold Award for Savannah CondoPark. CDL is also the first to receive the Green Mark Platinum Award for a private commercial project and private residential development with City Square Mall which will also be Singapore’s first eco-mall and The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove. In the last three years, 16 CDL projects have been awarded a Green Mark, the most of any developer.
Beyond building quality homes, CDL goes the extra mile to influence customers to do their part for a better environment. In March 2004, CDL was the first private property developer to launch “Let’s Live Green!” – an eco-home initiative which encourages CDL homebuyers to practise eco-friendly habits in their new homes. Through a series of talks, exhibitions and activities co-organised with the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), CDL encourages homeowners play a part in environment conservation, through the 3Rs - Recycling, Reducing and Reusing.
For office workers and tenants, CDL has put in place a permanent recycling programme for 17 of its commercial buildings. To further cultivate eco-friendly habits in the office, CDL started “Project Eco-Office” with SEC in June 2002. Since then, through a series of roadshows, seminars and recycling drives, CDL has successfully raised environment awareness among the office crowd.
As part of its community outreach, CDL also supports many national initiatives including the National Environment Agency’s Corporate and School Partnership Programme since 2005 when CDL “adopted” Catholic High School (Primary). This year, CDl has adopted Catholic High (Secondary) as well as St. Nicholas Girls’ School (Primary and Secondary) as well.
CDL believes that everyone can play a role in protecting and conserving the environment through responsible business practices and community outreach initiatives. Together, we can make a difference.