Our performance and case studies are reported in our sustainability reports here.
UOL recognises that our business activities form an integral part of the environment and thus is committed to conserving and protecting the environment in which we operate. We strive to be a good corporate citizen by continually improving our environmental performance.
For our property business, we are committed to:
Our property business achieved the ISO 14001 certification in 2015.
Environmental performance is reviewed quarterly and benchmarked on an annual basis against the industry as well as selected peers. All our main contractors are required to submit quarterly reports on energy and water consumption.
For our hospitality business, we are committed to:
Guided by the above commitments, each hotel develops its own initiatives. An environmental champion and a cross-functional environmental team are established at each hotel. Environmental data is reported and analysed on a monthly basis to the Director of Engineering. Energy intensity is a key indicator that is reported regularly to the Chief Executive Officer (Hotels).
Managing our carbon footprint is part of our environmental responsibility in response to climate change concerns, and prepares our organisation to operate in low carbon societies.
For land-scarce Singapore, where there is limited space for landfill, proper waste and resource management is important.
In our selection of construction materials, we encourage and support the use of Green Label products, such as precast lightweight concrete wall, wheel stoppers, subsoil drainage cells, solid surface for cabinetry works, precast drains or road kerbs and adhesive for cabinetry work. Our target of achieving at least Green Mark Gold certification for our new investment properties is aligned with our aim to use recycled and sustainable building materials.
Recycling initiatives are implemented across our diverse portfolio. Recycling bins are placed in all our properties. We also recycle old computers and toners, and distribute unused paints from hotel upgrading for community projects such as day care improvements.
To encourage sustainable retail operations, we provide a one-page summary of tips on energy and water conservation, reduced or sustainable packaging, recycling, and selection of non-toxic cleaning chemicals.
Guests are encouraged to consider and communicate preferences on initiatives to reduce environmental impact, such as reusing towels and linen and declining newspapers.