Keppel Group recognised in global benchmarks for best sustainable practices

A file picture of a Keppel employee. PHOTO: REUTERS
A file picture of a Keppel employee. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Keppel Corp has been listed as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index for the fifth consecutive year, it said in a statement on Friday (Sept 8).

The index tracks the performance of the top 20 per cent of the 600 largest Asia Pacific companies that lead the field in sustainability.

"Keppel Group's continuous efforts to raise its environmental, social and governance standards have been affirmed by its inclusion in global sustainability benchmarks," it said.

Separately, Keppel Land topped the Global/Developer/Residential and Asia/Developer categories, and maintained its third position globally among developers in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) 2017.

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.

In the same listing, Keppel Reit, managed by Keppel Reit Management, was ranked second in Asia among listed office entities, and third among 52 Asian listed companies.

The Asia Macro Trends Funds I and II under Alpha Investment Partners, a unit of Keppel Capital, also maintained their "Green Star" award status.

Mr Loh Chin Hua, chief executive of Keppel Corp and 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."