CSR & Sustainability

Recent CSR Awards and Achievements


Awards and accolades affirm our commitment and efforts towards being a socially responsible corporate citizen. In today’s dynamic landscape, what we have achieved only spurs us on to strive towards continuous improvements in order to create future value for our stakeholders.

Regional and International
Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking 2015 Named Top Property Developer in Asia , Top Singapore Corporation, and second among the top 100 sustainable companies across 10 key Asian economies, for the second straight year.
FTSE4Good Index Series (Since 2002) Amongst an elite group of companies worldwide that meets globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Since 2010) First and only Singapore company to be listed for seven consecutive years in this prestigious global ranking announced annually at the World Economic Forum, Davos. At 10th place, CDL is ranked the world’s most sustainable real estate company in 2016, up from 34th in 2015.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Since 2011) Continued to be an index component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific). CDL is the first Singapore developer to be listed on both the DJSI and FTSE4Good Index.
UN Global Compact 100 (since 2014) Selected as an index constituent based on the implementation of the ten UN principles and evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent base-line profitability.
Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Report– Green Star (since 2013) Achieved a Green Star ranking – the highest category of sustainability performance for GRESB. A leading global source of comprehensive portfolio level sustainability data for the real estate industry, GRESB covers 46 countries in six continents.
MSCI ESG Indexes (Since 2009)
Received an AAA rating by MSCI Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research. The Indices are designed to represent the most prevalent ESG investment strategies.
Selected as a Top 10 component of the STOXX® Asia/Pacific ESG Leaders 50 Index. The index concept is based on a transparent rating model provided by Sustainalytics – a global leader in sustainability research and analysis.
Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) 2015 – Land Use, Biodiversity and the Environment
Jointly organised by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Global Initiatives and presented by natural capital consultancy Trucost, the award recognises companies for their excellence and commitment to study and reduce the impact on wildlife and ecosystems.
Ethical Boardroom Corporate Governance Award 2015 – "Best Corporate Governance"
Accorded "Best Corporate Governance" in the Real Estate Developer sector in Asia for 2015. The award recognises public companies for raising the bar on corporate governance to protect and enhance value for stakeholders.

BCA Awards 2015 Most awarded private developer, with a total of 36 accolades. CDL is the only developer to win top honours Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) for three years in a row.
President’s Award for the Environment 2015 The highest environmental accolade for individuals, educational institutions and organisations — this award organised by MEWR is presented to the late CDL Deputy Chairman Mr Kwek Leng Joo by the President of the Republic of Singapore, for his outstanding contributions towards environmental and water resource sustainability in Singapore.
BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2015 – Green Visionary Award A special pinnacle award under the BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards, presented jointly by BCA and SGBC to recognise CDL Deputy Chairman Mr Kwek Leng Joo for his sterling efforts to advance the built environment sector.
2015 Patron of the Arts Award In conjunction with SG50, CDL was also accorded the SG50 Arts Patron Award – a special recognition conferred on arts patrons who have been instrumental in shaping Singapore's art scene over the past years.
SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2015 – Most Transparent Company Award, Real Estate Presented by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS), the prestigious award recognises CDL for its efforts to enhance corporate disclosure and transparency standards.
RoSPA Awards 2015 – President’s Award for Occupational Health and Safety (Achievement Awards Category) Recognises CDL for its excellence in health and safety management. Internationally recognised, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK.
Watch Out World! Special Mention Award – Singapore Best Companies To Work For 2015 CDL was given a special mention following a robust assessment by global workplace research firm Great Place To Work® which identifies the Best Companies To Work For based on integrity, high credibility and transparency, across over 40 countries.

In addition to the above, there has also been numerous project-related accolades. More of our achievements can be found on our credentials.

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