Environment

Measuring Our Performance

2011 Environmental Targets and Performance
Targets Performance
Supply Chain Management All main contractors appointed to be ISO 14001 certified 12 (100%) main contractors appointed in 2011 are ISO 14001 certified
Resource Consumption management All new development projects to meet the green rating target set
•  Singapore – Green Mark GoldPLUS award
•  Overseas – certification by a green rating system administered by a national government ministry/agency or a WGBC recognised Green Building Council
Achieved
•  40 Green Mark Awards in Singapore
•  14 Green Mark, 3 LEED, 1 LEED (India), 1 CASBEE and 1 Green Star overseas

(In 2012, it will be raising the green targets for iconic 5 overseas projects to target one level higher than certification, by a green rating system administered by a national government ministry/ agency or a Green Building Council recognised by WGBC)

Take into biodiversity considerations at relevant sites

Operational Efficiency

By 2015, to reduce energy and water usage per m2 by 15%

By 2020, to reduce energy and water usage per m2 by 20%

(using 2008 as the base year)

Achieved 11.1% energy savings and 11.1% water savings per m2 (using 2008 as the base year)

Stakeholder Engagement Organise green outreach activities to encourage a green mindset among staff and stakeholders

Organised green outreach activities as part of CapitaLand’s Building A Greener Future Programme

Introduced Green Reward to recognise outstanding performance within the company

(In 2012, to launch Green Award to acknowledge the outstanding performance by external parties)

The above targets have been incorporated as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), affecting remuneration for all staff in the Group.

CapitaLand updated its in-house Environmental Tracking System (ETS) to better track the energy and water usage, waste generation and CO2 emission of its managed and owned operational properties. These include CapitaLand’s office buildings, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments worldwide. ETS allows each property to submit monthly data online and the consolidated data is analysed at the SBU and Group level with reference to the reduction targets set – allowing a better understanding of consumption patterns and identification of areas for eco-efficiency improvements.

In 2012, ETS will include tracking of energy and water usage of CapitaLand construction sites as well as energy and paper consumption at its corporate offices worldwide.

CapitaLand Environment Tracking System

Carbon Emissions

Total CO2 Carbon Emissions

In 2011, CapitaLand’s total carbon emissions increased to 441,134 tonnes (Scope 1 – gas, Scope 2 – purchased electricity), which is attributed to the increase in the company’s portfolio of operational buildings 6.

CapitaLand is committed to addressing climate change through reduction of its energy consumption as well as its other CO2 emission in its business operations. From 2012, emissions data for global operating properties and corporate offices will be reported in a manner consistent with ISO 14064 methodology 7.

CapitaLand Eco-Efficiency Commitments

CapitaLand established long term targets for reduction of energy and water usage per m2 in its properties worldwide. The SBUs set individual annual targets towards achieving the long term target.

Long Term Energy and Water Reduction Target (using 2008 as base year):
  • By 2015, to reduce energy and water usage (per square metre) by 15%
  • By 2020, to reduce energy and water usage (per square metre) by 20%

Energy Conservation

In 2011, the Group’s total energy consumption was 717,926 MWh. Despite an increase in total energy use due to expansion in portfolio, CapitaLand has reduced its energy intensity measured in kWh per square metre by 11.1% from baseline year 2008.

The reduction in energy intensity or energy usage per square metre (with 2008 as the base year) is computed at the property and SBU level. The reduction targets are Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for the property managers and the SBU CEOs.

% Reduction of Energy Intensity

CapitaLand continues to implement various energy conservation measures to reduce energy consumption in its properties including;

  • Ascott serviced residences, replacement of air-conditioners to more energy efficient models
  • CMA shopping malls, replacement and overhaul of chillers and condenser tube cleansing for operating efficiency
  • Other measures include replacing halogen lights with LED lighting, installing motion sensors, light sensors and using variable speed drives (VSD) for chillers to reduce energy usage for cooling systems
Energy Usage Energy Intensity

Water Consumption

In 2011, the Group’s total water consumption was 7.6 million m3, largely attributed to the expansion in property portfolio. In 2011, CapitaLand reduced its water intensity measured in m3/m2 by 11.1% from baseline year 2008.

The reduction in water usage per square metre (with 2008 as the base year) is computed at the property and SBU level. This forms a critical part of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for the property managers and the SBUs.

% Reduction of Water Intensity

To ensure efficient operations and minimise water wastage, CapitaLand carries out

  • Regular maintenance and periodic upgrading of its facilities.
  • Implementation of water conservation measures such as installing flow regulators for the water fittings at its properties wherever possible, and installing features such as waterless urinals and rainwater harvesting system to reduce the consumption of municipal water.

All CapitaLand operational properties’ water consumption is derived from municipal supplies.

Water Usage Water Intensity

Energy and Water Usage at Construction Sites

CapitaLand tracked the energy and water usage of its 22 residential projects, 2 commercial projects and 5 mixed development projects under construction in Singapore, China, Vietnam and Abu Dhabi in 2011. The data was obtained from main contractors. The construction activities of these 29 projects consumed a total of 36,957 MWh of energy and 1.2 million m3 of water.

In 2012, CapitaLand plans to report on the energy and water consumption of construction sites in more countries.

Waste Management and Recycling

CapitaLand aims to manage waste at its properties responsibly. As waste generated at its operational properties is mostly from its tenants, residents and the general public, CapitaLand engages its stakeholders through various means to mimimise and recycle waste. Recycling bins are made available at all its malls for easy access to shoppers. In Singapore, it has implemented a unique recycling and philanthropic programme called Green for Hope to encourage recycling. For more details of this programme, please refer to Green for Hope under the Engaging Stakeholder chapter.

In 2011, more than 35.5 million kilogrammes of waste was generated at 21 Singapore properties and 20 serviced residences in Asia, Europe and Middle East.

With regard to construction projects, CapitaLand requires its main contractors to implement proper waste management procedures to minimise construction waste, and that generated waste be properly managed and disposed. Within the company, CapitaLand is building up capacity to leverage Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology to improve the design and construction process through more integrated project coordination. BIM can perform clash detection before construction – identify situations where mechanical and electrical (M&E) pipes will clash with structural members. This detection saves time and cost of remedial work which also entails material wastage.

Green Demolition at JCube, Singapore

Formerly known as Jurong Entertainment Centre, this building was demolished for the re-development of the Green Mark Platinum JCube. A systematic process was undertaken to facilitate and maximise resource recovery of demolition materials for beneficial reuse and recycling prior to and during demolition.

A pre-demolition audit was carried out to ascertain the type and quantity of waste generated and the salvageable materials/equipment such as generators, chiller units and electrical cables and switchgears. This was followed by sequential demolition and on site sorting of materials to be delivered to approved disposal facilities for further processing into recycled products and aggregates for reuse or recycling.

Paper Usage in CapitaLand Corporate Offices

At CapitaLand corporate offices in Singapore, CapitaLand achieved a paper usage reduction of 16% per employee compared with 2009. The savings were attributed to the conscious effort by every employee to reduce paper usage.

Paper Usage in CapitaLand Corporate Offices

At these offices, paper accounts for the main stream of waste generated. To reduce its paper usage, CapitaLand has established a systematic paper management and recycling programme. This includes default settings for double-sided and black and white printing, encouraging use of e-mails, e-fax, promoting a “think before you print/copy” attitude to encourage employees to use less paper. Recycling bins (including secured bins) are conveniently located at corporate offices to encourage employees to recycle used paper. Work processes are increasingly made online and help to reduce paper consumption. The CapitaLand HR Information System (CHRIS) has been implemented in Singapore where staff leave and claims are applied and approved online. Moving ahead, HR processes such as staff appraisal will be moved into the CHRIS system. CHRIS is currently being implemented for overseas offices.

CapitaLand actively promotes the use of environmentally-friendly paper. All letterheads and name cards are printed on recycled paper since the second half of 2011. CapitaLand Annual Reports were printed with recycled paper since 2006 and with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper in 2011. Biodegradable soy-based ink from renewable resources, which is less damaging to the environment, was also used to print the annual report.

5 Iconic projects refer to Raffles City developments, Grade A offices and projects involving star architect.
6 The Group’s portfolio of operational properties increased from 142 properties in 2008, 167 properties in 2009, 182 properties in 2010, to 195 properties in 2011.
7 IS0 14064 specifies principles and requirements at the organisation level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals.
8 The Group calculated its CO2 emissions using individual country CO2 emission factors retrieved from the IEA Statistics – CO2 emission factors from fuel combustion 2010 edition. Data from previous years has been updated, as measurements from additional properties have been made available and updated emission factors have been applied.
9 Computation of energy intensity excludes new properties which have been in operation for less than 12 months, properties undergoing asset enhancement programmes and corporate offices. The number of properties are 129, 145, 152 and 174 for the four years.
10 Computation of water intensity excludes new properties which have been in operation for less than 12 months, properties undergoing asset enhancement programmes and corporate offices. The numbers of properties are 125, 141, 148 and 169 for the four years.