Sustainability Is At The Core Of Everything We Do!

At CapitaLand, we place sustainability at the core of everything we do. We are committed to growing in a responsible manner, delivering long-term economic value, and contributing to the environmental and social well-being of our communities. 

CapitaLand Investment 2030 Sustainability Master Plan

We are committed to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions for scope 1 and 2 by 2050, as part of our wider sustainability targets, which include accelerating our transition to a low-carbon business, improving water conservation and resilience, and promoting a circular economy.

Following the restructuring of CapitaLand Limited into two distinct business entities – CapitaLand Investment (CLI), the listed real estate investment management business and CapitaLand Development, the privatised property development arm, the CapitaLand Investment 2030 Sustainability Master Plan continues to serve as a strategic blueprint for CLI’s sustainability journey.

The Master Plan outlines our ambitious goals and directs our sustainability efforts towards a shared purpose. Since it was unveiled in 2020, the Master Plan has been reviewed and fine-tuned to reflect the evolving sustainability and business landscape. We strive to BUILD a resilient and resource-efficient real estate portfolio, ENABLE thriving and future-adaptive communities, and STEWARD responsible business conduct and governance. We have set ambitious ESG targets, including carbon emissions reduction targets that have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

We will continue to review our plan to ensure they remain relevant to the evolving environment and CLI's business. Read more about the CapitaLand Investment 2030 Sustainability Master Plan, our framework and our targets here!

CapitaLand Science Based Targets Approved

CapitaLand's emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for a 1.5°C scenario. Click here to find out more about the approved science based targets.

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

Launched in conjunction with CapitaLand’s Sustainability Master Plan, CapitaLand will crowd-source the world for the best sustainability innovations through ‘CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge’ and pilot new technologies and solutions at our properties to enable us to meet our ambitious 2030 targets.

Challenge statements are focused on three key areas: (i) low carbon transition; (ii) water conservation and resilience; and (iii) waste management and the circular economy.

Visit our page to find out more about the challenge!

Referencing International Frameworks and Benchmark

We integrate sustainability into the real estate life cycle. We are committed to grow in a responsible manner, deliver long-term economic value, and contribute to the environmental and social well-being of our communities. We will accelerate innovation and collaboration.

We uphold high standards of corporate governance and transparency to safeguard shareholders’ interests, we want to build and develop a dynamic workforce and talent pool who will enable our company to achieve our next phase of growth. Our community development efforts focus on supporting underprivileged children and seniors through corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism. 

We are also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), reflecting our commitment to contributing to a sustainable global economy for present and future generations. Since end 2017, we progressively rolled out CapitaLand Supply Chain Code of Conduct to influence our supply chain to operate responsibly in the areas of anti-corruption, human rights, health and safety, as well as environmental management. We have pledged our support for Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations and has voluntarily disclosed climate-related financial disclosures in four key areas as recommended by the TCFD.

Our sustainability efforts have been consistently recognised globally. CapitaLand is listed in The Sustainability Yearbook, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Asia Pacific Index (DJSI World and Asia Pacific), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) (Global Sector Leader, Diversified-Listed) and FTSE4Good Index Series.

Environment, Health and Safety

Understanding our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) impacts is an important part of CapitaLand’s business operations and delivering value to our stakeholders. CapitaLand aims to future-proof its developments and bring greater safety and supply chain standards by addressing the risks of climate change, EHS risks and opportunities right from the design stage through the implementation of its CapitaLand Sustainable Building Guidelines (SBG). The SBG is an in-house guide to ensure environmental, health and safety considerations are factored in at all stages of a project, from feasibility, design, procurement, construction, operation to redevelopment. CapitaLand 2030 Sustainability Master Plan targets are also embedded in the SBG through the Environment, Health and Safety Impact Assessment (EHS IA) to guide the businesses to consider EHS risks and opportunities upfront and identify mitigation measures earlier. 

We seek to incorporate environmental sustainability in every stage of a project. We track our environmental performance against the material issues of climate change, energy, water, waste and biodiversity. We are committed to:

  • Identify and respond to climate change risks through future-proofing our developments against changing climatic conditions from the design stage and improving the operational efficiency of our properties
  • Reduce energy consumption and encourage renewable energy sources
  • Reduce water consumption and encourage the use of treated/recycled water and rainwater harvesting
  • Manage waste through improving construction efficiency and encouraging recycling
  • Manage biodiversity to contribute positively to the natural environment, through creating, enhancing and conserving habitats for flora and fauna, both on-site and immediate surroundings, and not operating in protected areas or areas of high biodiversity value

Occupational health and safety (OHS) of our employees, tenants, contractors, suppliers and customers is of utmost importance to us. We seek to implement effective OHS management to achieve zero harm.

CapitaLand Environmental, Health and Safety Policy

As an international corporate social citizen, CapitaLand has in place an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management System to support our commitment to protect the environment and uphold the occupational health and safety of everyone in the workplace. We will:

  • Carry out exemplary EHS practices to minimise pollution, as well as health and safety risks
  • Seek continual improvement and development on its EHS performance 
  • Comply with pertinent government legislations and other requirements 
  • Implement the CapitaLand Sustainable Building Guidelines and Occupational Health and Safety programmes

We make this policy readily available to all employees, suppliers, service providers and partners.
(*This includes implementing an EHS Management System)


We are committed to promoting positive impact within the communities where we operate. This is why we implement universal design on CapitaLand’s properties - this means our properties are socially sustainable for minimal impact to communities, and flexible enough for change in the future.

Our people also play a key role in our integrated sustainability strategy. We focus on building human capital through providing equal opportunities for our employees’ continual learning and training to help them develop in their personal and professional capacities. We share the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) commitment to deliver lasting benefits to people and communities and are a signatory to the UNGC's principles on Human Rights and Labour. As such, CapitaLand has in place a Social Charter which upholds and respect these principles to protect individual rights with a zero tolerance stance towards child/forced labour and unlawful discrimination.

Occupational health and safety policies are also maintained to ensure the workplace health and safety of staff, the safety of residents, shoppers, tenants, the public and our supply chain at our properties.

As part of social responsibility, our staff are also encouraged to give back. This could be volunteering through the CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), our philanthropic arm, or via other community engagement activities.

CapitaLand Social Charter, Diversity & Inclusion Policy, Harassment Policy

CapitaLand has put in place charter and various policies which uphold fundamental principles of human and workplace rights. These policies outline principles to protect individual rights with a zero tolerance stance towards child/forced labour, unlawful discrimination & harassment, promotes active management, and encourage diversity and inclusion across the organisation.

To find out more

  • CapitaLand Social Charter click here
  • CapitaLand Diversity & Inclusion Policy click here
  • CapitaLand Harassment Policy click here

CapitaLand Supply Chain Code of Conduct

CapitaLand is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and the Group is committed to the ten principles of UNGC by incorporating it into its business strategies, policies and company cultures.

CapitaLand has developed a Supply Chain Code of Conduct which is primarily based on the legal compliance of local laws pertaining to labour, environment, business integrity and ethics, health and safety and establishes expectations on supplier business conduct as it relates to how goods and services are provided to CapitaLand and CapitaLand’s clients. This has been rolled out since end 2017. Click here to find out more about the Supply Chain Code of Conduct. 


At CapitaLand, we believe that practicing good corporate governance is central to the health and stability of our financial markets and the economy.

We adhere to an ethics and code of business conduct policy which deals with issues such as confidentiality, conduct and work discipline, corporate gifts and concessionary offers. We do not make donations to politicians nor political parties.

Clear policies and guidelines on how to handle workplace harassment and grievances are in place, while our zero-tolerance policy against fraud, bribery and corruption (FBC) extends to our business dealings with third-party service providers and vendors. CapitaLand also put in place policies and procedures such as Group Procurement, Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing, Supply Chain Code of Conduct, Vendor Controlled List, Financial Authority Limits, Corporate Gifts and Concessionary Offers policies, etc. together with FBC Risk Management Policy implemented to help detect and prevent FBC risks.

CapitaLand Tax Strategy

CapitaLand has put in place Tax Strategy documents to set out CapitaLand Investment approach to its management of its global tax affairs. Click here to find out more about the Group Tax Strategy and here for UK Tax Strategy.



CapitaLand Global Sustainability Report

CapitaLand is one of the first company in Singapore to voluntarily publish its Global Sustainability Report annually according to the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) Guidelines in 2009. The reports are benchmarked against international standards and frameworks, and are externally validated to AA1000 Assurance Standard.

Following the restructuring of CapitaLand Limited into two distinct business entities – CapitaLand Investment (CLI), the listed real estate investment management business and CapitaLand Development, the privatised property development arm, CLI continues to publish the Global Sustainability Report building on CapitaLand Limited’s sustainability efforts.

The report covers CLI’s international portfolio and global workforce, including its six listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts – CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust, Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand China Trust, Ascendas India Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust. 

Access CapitaLand Investment Global Sustainability Report 2021 below, where we provide comprehensive disclosure of our sustainability performance and management approaches.

CapitaLand Investment Global Sustainability Report 2021  

View past CapitaLand Global Sustainability Reports

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Access CapitaLand Investment Global Sustainability Report 2021 below, where we provide comprehensive disclosure of our sustainability performance and management approaches.

CapitaLand Investment Global Sustainability Report 2021  

View past CapitaLand Global Sustainability Reports