CDL Only Recipient of 2021 Workplace Safety and Health Developer Award

  • Marks CDL’s 12th win at the annual Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards
  • Award recognises developers who play an active role in ensuring good workplace safety and health practices among their contractors

Singapore, 16 August 2021 – City Developments Limited (CDL) has once again been conferred the WSH Developer Award marking the 12th year CDL has clinched this accolade at the WSH Awards. Presented by the WSH Council and supported by the Ministry of Manpower, the annual WSH Awards recognise companies and individuals for achieving excellence in workplace safety and health, from top management to the last worker.

This year, the WSH Awards was held together with the bizSAFE Awards virtually on 29 July 2021, and a total of 256 companies and individuals were recognised for their leadership and achievements in workplace safety and health.

CDL’s WSH best practices form an integral part of its sustainability commitment since 1995. It conducts hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control exercises across its corporate offices, and 100% of its managed buildings and construction sites, in line with ISO 45001 management system requirements and local legislation. With the support of its Project Department and its Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Committees, CDL’s Board Sustainability Committee provides strategic oversight on WSH issues of the company.

Ms Esther An, CDL Chief Sustainability Officer, said “Maintaining occupational health and safety at the highest standards is key to building a resilient and agile workplace. Our CDL 5-Star EHS Assessment tool, pioneered in 2001, enables us to assess and improve EHS performance of our builders and contractors. It has helped us achieve a track record of low injury rates at our construction sites, which have remained significantly below industry average, and improve worksite morale and productivity. CDL is humbled to be conferred the WSH Developer Award once again and will continue to prioritise WSH for all workers.”

In 2020, both physical and mental health of workers are of great concern due to the global pandemic. In strengthening the mental resilience of its indirect hires, the company worked closely with its contractors to provide dignified living and working conditions for their workers. This includes ensuring that the Construction Temporary Quarters and on-site facilities were equipped with amenities and measures that were aligned with national standards, including WSH risk assessments for COVID-19. During the lockdown of foreign worker dormitories in 2020, CDL also raised S$88,000 through an internal fundraiser to purchase necessities that were identified by some 1,500 migrant workers at CDL development sites.

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