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Advocates for sustainability
As one of Singapore’s top property companies, Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) keeps a close eye on the pulse of the market. Sustainability consistently comes up as both a key risk and an opportunity for the company during its regular review of the current and future business landscape, as well as during its engagement with stakeholders.
It is not surprising then, that sustainability is core to every aspect of FCL’s business. Looking into the ways in which the space the company provides can enhance wellbeing, productivity and enjoyment for users, in a manner that is friendly to the environment and local communities, is at the heart of what the company does.
In particular, the environment is an area in which FCL places a strong emphasis.
The built environment accounts for 40 per cent of the world's total energy consumption and 24 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions. As a multinational property owner and manager, the company is well-placed to create a positive change. To achieve its resource usage reduction goals, the company has adopted a two-pronged approach – greening hardware (buildings) and software (mindsets).
Sembcorp believes in managing its impact on climate and the environment in a responsible manner. The group’s overall strategy takes into consideration sustainability issues.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that are material to Sembcorp’s long-term sustainability are identified, tracked and managed. The group has a high-level sustainability steering committee which provides strategic direction for managing sustainability- related risks and opportunities, and oversees frameworks, policies, guidelines and processes. It also adopts a precautionary approach to avoid or minimise negative impacts and is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.
Globally, Sembcorp actively invests in green energy businesses as part of a balanced portfolio. Currently, Sembcorp has over 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy and energy- from-waste capacity. This includes wind and solar power, as well as biomass and energy- from-waste assets in Singapore, China, India and the UK.
FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited
FrieslandCampina Hong Kong (FCHK) is committed to nourishing people at every stage of their lives by providing high quality and nutritious dairy products during the past 79 years. The brands represented by FCHK are FRISO infant and toddler milk formula, DUTCH LADY dairy based beverages, OPTIMEL age-tailored nutrition formula for adults; and BLACK & WHITE and LONGEVITY taste enhancement products.
Multiple issues, including obesity and lack of physical activities, are impacting the health of local children. Leveraging World Milk Day (WMD), initiated by the Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations that promotes the goodness of milk, FCHK advocates ‘Drink & Move, Building Strong Families Together’, promoting the healthy and happy development of Hong Kong families through strengthening the foundation of healthy lifestyles.
In support of WMD 2017, FCHK set three key drivers to create direct experiences for children and their families to encourage behavioral changes towards healthier lifestyles: These are the Hong Kong Children Health Survey; the WMD School Milk Programme and the WMD 2017 Family Fun Day.
Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Limited
Mitr Phol Group (MP) of Thailand has been in the sugar and value-added sugarcane business for over a half century with key business units that include sugar, wood substitute materials, renewable energy and fertiliser.
It is the largest sugar producer in Thailand and the Asia-Pacific region, and ranks fourth in the world. MP is today Thailand’s leading sugar manufacturing company. Besides sugar products, Mitr Phol is involved in fibreboards and renewable energy (ethanol and biomass electricity), bio-based technology and bio-energy.
MP values the significance of maximum resource utilisation and waste management; and ensures that waste from the production processes is recycled and developed into valuable by-products. A significant contribution to its business revenue and sustainability comes from ethanol, a by-product of sugar production.
Under its Community Development Project, MP supports 25,500 families, 136 villages in nine sub-districts, and plans to expand this reach to another 12 new sub-districts in 2017. This project seeks to improve the quality of life and encourage self-sustainability within the farming community.