Mr Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam, said: “CapitaLand is committed to minimizing its environmental impact as a real estate developer. We believe that lowering the environmental footprint of our buildings through innovation creates value for our stakeholders. We incorporate environmental sustainability in the life cycle management, in all stages of a project, from feasibility, design, procurement, construction, operation to redevelopment. In Vietnam, we remain committed to be a good corporate citizen and build a greener future for the Vietnamese and the many generations to come.”
CapitaLand is one of the first companies in Singapore to voluntarily publish its Sustainability Reports according to the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) Guidelines in 2009. It is committed to cover its Group-wide property portfolio in more than 150 cities in over 20 countries. The report includes the Group’s management approach in integrating sustainability into its policies, structure, management and operations. It shares the Group’s sustainability journey, provides insights into its strategies, as well as highlights the economic, environmental and social aspects of the Group’s developments and operations.
CapitaLand has implemented the holistic Environment Management System (EMS) to ensure that environmental practices are practiced consistently across the Group for the development and management of properties. A key pillar of this system is the CapitaLand Green Building Guidelines, which advocates green best practices and applies to all of the Group’s major building development and management projects. The Group regularly carries out environmental impact assessments for all new projects to ensure that environmental risks are assessed, managed and controlled.
In Vietnam, CapitaLand is organizing a series of green activities in the week leading up to Earth Hour, beginning with the planting of 20 trees in the Binh Chau - Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve and culminating in a green festival on 25 March 2017, the day of Earth Hour, at The Oxygen Mall, a three-storey shopping mall that CapitaLand has developed in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2. Activities at the green festival include a collection drive for used plastic bottles and paper cups, and a craft workshop for children using these collected materials. Shoppers can also donate used books in exchange for small pots of plants; with these curated books benefitting underprivileged pupils studying in three CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam.”