This article was originally published by Keppel Corporation and is republished with permission.
The Keppel Group’s continuous efforts to raise its environmental, social and governance standards have been affirmed by its inclusion in global sustainability benchmarks.
Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) has been listed as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index for the fifth consecutive year. The index tracks the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Asia Pacific companies that lead the field in sustainability.
Separately, Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) topped the Global/ Developer/ Residential and Asia/ Developer categories, and maintained its 3rd position globally among developers in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) 2017.
In the same listing, Keppel REIT, managed by Keppel REIT Management Limited is ranked 2nd of 13 in Asia among listed office entities, and 3rd among 52 Asian listed companies. The Asia Macro Trends Funds I and II under Alpha Investment Partners (Alpha) have also maintained their ‘Green Star’ award status. Keppel REIT Management Limited and Alpha are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Keppel Capital Holdings (Keppel Capital).
Mr Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation as well as Chairman of Keppel Land and Keppel Capital, said, “Keppel places sustainability at the heart of our strategy and operations across our different businesses and we are encouraged that our sustainability efforts have been recognised internationally. As a provider of solutions for sustainable urbanisation, we will continue to collaborate across the Keppel Group and with our stakeholders to contribute positively to the communities where we operate.”
GRESB assesses the sustainability performance of property companies and real estate funds globally on its integrated organisational approach and performance in environmental measurement and management. Companies are evaluated on seven aspects of sustainability, including information on performance indicators such as energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste.