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Environmental Responsibility

Sustainability is a collective responsibility. A strong partnership with our tenants is integral in our continued drive to shape a sustainable future.

In Singapore’s highly urbanised environment, buildings consume about half of the national end-use electricity. As such, green buildings play an important role in shaping the nation’s drive towards a sustainable future.

Environmental Management
The Manager undertakes a holistic and proactive approach towards environmental management. It has in place an environmental policy, as well as environmental management systems to ensure that its developments operate efficiently. Its property management efforts are aligned with internationally-recognised environmental guidelines including the International Organisation for Standardisation’s ISO 14001:2004.

As part of its environmental management strategy, the Manager is committed to minimise negative environmental impact from its business activities. This includes managing energy and water intensity levels, as well as reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and waste generated at its properties.

Sustainability Benchmarks
Keppel REIT’s office buildings bear internationally-recognised green certifications by leading industry bodies including the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the National Australian Built Environmental Rating System (NABERS).

Keppel REIT is the first real estate investment trust to be named Regional Sector Leader for the Office Sector in Asia in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for three consecutive years, reaffirming its commitment towards excellence in environmental performance. It also ranked 2nd globally across all 733 diversified entities and sectors, as well as among 173 companies in the office sector, up from its 3rd position last year in both categories, and is 1st among listed real estate companies globally.

Environmental Performance
The Manager develops targets for key material issues to help achieve its objective of improved sustainability performance.

The Manager tracks the environmental performance of its properties through monitoring energy and water usage, as well as managing waste and GHG emissions.

Stakeholder Engagement
The Manager actively engages its partners and tenants in its sustainability journey. This includes regular training sessions, as well as spearheading environmental initiatives to raise awareness on sustainability issues among its stakeholders including its tenants, industry partners and the community at large.

For example, the Manager and its tenants work together to improve the sustainability performance of office premises through implementing measures to reduce energy and water consumption at the workplaces.

Green Fit-Out and Green Office Operation Guides are also distributed to encourage tenants to retrofit and operate green workspaces. These guides are customised to the respective buildings.

As energy consumed by tenants for lighting and general power accounts for about half the total energy used in an office building, tenants can substantially influence energy consumption.

The Manager continues to seek support and cooperation from tenants to achieve a sustainable built environment for Singapore.

KEY SUSTAINABILITY ACCOLADES
Property Award Year
Singapore
Ocean Financial Centre BCA Green Mark Platinum
BCA Green Mark Pearl
Water Efficient Building (Gold)
2008/2013/2016
2016
2015
Bugis Junction Towers BCA Green Mark Platinum
ASEAN Energy Awards
Water Efficient Building (Silver)
2014
2016
2015
Marina Bay Financial Centre (Towers 1 & 2) BCA Green Mark Platinum
BCA Green Mark Gold
Water Efficient Building (Gold)
2017
2008/2014
2015
Marina Bay Financial Centre (Tower 3) BCA Green Mark Platinum
BCA Green Mark Pearl
Water Efficient Building (Gold)
BCA Green Mark Gold Plus
2016
2015
2015
2010
One Raffles Quay BCA Green Mark Platinum
BCA Green Mark Gold
Water Efficient Building (Silver)
2016
2009/2013
2014
Australia
8 Chifley Square, Sydney NABERS 5-Stars
GBCA 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2
2015/2016
2012
8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne NABERS 4.5-Stars 2015/2016
275 George Street, Brisbane NABERS 5-Stars
GBCA 5-Star Green Star – Office Design v2 and As Built ratings
2015/2016
2010/2011
David Malcolm Justice Centre, Perth GBCA 5-Star Green Star – Office Design v3 and As Built ratings 2014/2017