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CapitaLand organizes green activities to support Earth Hour
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CapitaLand organizes green activities to support Earth Hour

HCMC – Singapore-headquartered real estate company CapitaLand had teamed up with Ascott to carry out a series of green activities in Vietnam before Earth Hour 2018 last Saturday as part of the former’s global Earth Hour campaign.

Cycling Day

CapitaLand’s global Earth Hour campaign was launched in more than 20 countries with over 280 properties participating in support of Singapore’s Year of Climate Action. Of these, 35 properties are in Singapore.

During the campaign, a slew of activities on sustainable practices and caring for the environment took place at the participating CapitaLand properties worldwide in conjunction with Earth Hour 2018 such as eco-quizzes, recycling drives, cycling, candle light dinners, screenings of environment-related movies, among others.

All of those green activities at CapitaLand properties aim to engage millions of customers to lead greener lifestyles and bring them together to combat climate change.

In Vietnam, according to CapitaLand, over 1,000 residents and employees joined with upcycling and energy saving activities. Besides going dark in an hour, participants prepared Green Corners with recycled materials, organized a green bazaar, held tree planting, recycling events and a gathering to learn about environmental sustainability. 

This year marks CapitaLand and Ascott’s eleventh year of banding together in preparation for Earth Hour, engaging individuals and businesses in understanding how they can make an impact on addressing climate change with simple actions.

Tan Seng Chai, Group Chief People Officer of CapitaLand Group and Chairman of the CapitaLand Sustainability Steering Committee, said in a press statement that the firm works towards its a vision to transform city living globally and has kept its focus on sustainability. “Building resilient and inclusive buildings prepares us to face oncoming climate and demographic challenges while improving the economic, environmental and social well-being of our shared communities.”

“When CapitaLand shapes real estate of the future, we are mindful to develop sustainable designs and solutions, with active placemaking initiatives to engage and educate our shoppers, tenants, residents, partners and stakeholders to play an active role in safeguarding our environment,” Tan added.

CapitaLand has continued to receive world recognition for its global sustainability efforts. Last month, the firm granted Silver Class Sustainability Award in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2018, marking its second consecutive year to win the award.

In addition, CapitaLand last January was ranked the world’s most sustainable corporation in real estate development and management in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Corporate Knights Inc.

CapitaLand has been present in more than 150 cities in over 30 countries, with Singapore and China as core markets, and is expanding others markets like Vietnam and Indonesia. Its global real estate portfolio worth more than S$88 billion as of December 31, 2017 boasts various integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds.

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