CDL Integrated Sustainability Report 2016 – Making Business Sense of Robust Environmental, Social And Governance Performance

Dear members,

Ahead of SGX proposed guidelines for sustainability reporting, one of Global Compact’s members, City Developments Limited (CDL), has continued to push forward with more robust sustainability performance tracking and disclosure. Its 2016 Integrated Sustainability Report titled ‘Integrating our Strengths, Creating Future Value’, continues to adopt the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Integrated Reporting <IR> framework.

Nine United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - please refer to page 18 of the report - were identified as being relevant to CDL, based on its potential impact on and contributions to the goals.


To align with globally-recognised standards in carbon emissions measurement and reporting, it also became the first developer in Singapore to achieve the ISO 14064-1 certification in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting.

In addition to CDL’s carbon emissions intensity targets established in 2011, CDL has introduced robust targets for reductions in energy and water intensity in 2015.

This is CDL’s ninth dedicated Sustainability Report. It is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines at the Comprehensive level and is externally assured. The Report has been submitted to UN Global Compact (GC) as a Communication on Progress at the highest “GC Advanced” level, making CDL the only Singapore company to have attained this status since 2012.

The full report is available here. www.cdl.com.sg/sustainabilityreport2016.