CapitaLand's ESG Policies

Environmental, 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)

Social

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, Equity & Inclusion Policy, Harassment Policy

CapitaLand has put in place a 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, and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across the organisation.

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CapitaLand Supply Chain Code of Conduct

CapitaLand Investment 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. 


  • CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand Group, has been established since 2005. As a registered charity and grantmaker, the Foundation contributes towards building resilience in communities where CapitaLand operates, through supporting education, health and well-being initiatives, targeting at children, youth and seniors. Going beyond donations, the Foundation also advocates volunteerism as an integral part of building a caring and inclusive community.


Governance

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.

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  • CapitaLand Investment Global Sustainability Report 2022