During the year, the Group supported Earth Hour on 22 April 2017. The EGC in emphasizing the importance of our Environment and Green Practice Policy has collated green tips into an e-manual in November 2015 as an educational reading for all staff so as to encourage them to commit towards environmental sustainability. The Group was first granted the Eco Office Label by the Singapore Environment Council in May 2015, which was valid for 2 years. The Label was renewed on 14 May 2017 for another 3 years to 13 May 2020. This is in recognition of the Group’s green office practices.

Sustainable Development

The Group won the BCI Asia "Top Ten 2017 Developers Awards". The awards are bestowed on developers that will shape the built environment of tomorrow. The award recognises the developers with greatest value of construction projects by the extent of their Green Building ratings and early incorporation of Green design efforts and contribution to sustainability of their property development

Environmental Protection

The Group is committed to contribute to green and environmentally friendly living surroundings. As in the previous financial year, the EGC organised a tree planting day during the year, which was held on 15 August 2016, and in which almost all the staff participated. 18 trees were planted on the Luxus Hills open space area along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. This marked the significance of the Group’s policy to pursue Green initiatives.

ISO 14001:2015

Our office has obtained ISO 14001:2015 from TUV SUVPSB on 14 March 2017.

Human Capital

The Group is committed to developing the full potential of its employees with training programmes. Our employees have attended seminars, workshops and skills programmes to improve their levels of skills and knowledge and enhance their expertise. The training enable employees to increase work place productivity and help them in their personal development. New employees are provided with on-the-job training and are orientated on the Group’s businesses, policies, corporate culture and core values. Succession planning for key positions is put in place for the sustainability of the Company’s business and performance.

Governance and Compliance

The Group promotes a strong safety culture in the workplace to achieve a safe working environment. The Group has an established Workplace Safety and Health policy manual for staff to adhere to recommended safety standards and practices. The Group strives to fully integrate health and safety into all aspects of its activities through a continuous improvement of process. Matters relating to health and safety at the workplace are regularly assessed and deliberated during management meetings. Safety planning and management is diligently practised through the various stages of our projects from design inception, development, construction and property management. Risk assessments are carried out to identify hazards. The Group has established a Risk Assessment team for this purpose. The risks involved are analysed and adequate controls are put in place to minimise or eliminate these exposures. These are updated regularly, as and when new risks arise.

Community and Society

Donations to Charitable Organisations: Donations are made to various charitable organisations annually with the recommendation by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee. During the year, donations were made to 12 charitable organisations. Community Involvement: Led by the CSR Committee, the Group reaches out to the community by making meaningful contributions. During the year, the CSR Committee organised four outreach programs to the community:

  • 30 June 2016: Birthday celebration with the elderly at Lions Home for the Elders
  • 26 September 2016:Mid-autumn celebration with the residents at Bright Hill Evergreen Home
  • 14 December 2016:Christmas celebration with the elderly at Lions Home for the Elders
  • 7 February 2017:Chinese New Year celebration with the residents at Bright Hill Evergreen Home

In the above activities, the staff and management of the Group interacted with the residents, and distributed gifts to them. The activities were well recevied by all participants.