Biodiversity underpins the provision of clean air, water and food, and helps mitigate climate change. It also supports human health and adds value to the economy by providing jobs in agriculture, industry, tourism and leisure, and many other sectors via payment through ecosystem services.
Gamuda Green Plan is a comprehensive framework that charts tangible targets driven on environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions set forth over the next five years, with an extended view to 2030 and beyond.
The plan commits the entire Group to circular construction with specific steps to reduce direct and indirect corporate greenhouse gases emission intensity by 30% in 2025, and by 45% in 2030.
Sustainable Planning and Design, and Circular Construction
- We will achieve a 50% reduction in CO2e emissions compared to business as usual (BAU) by 2030 via:
- 40% reduction in urban planning emissions with sustainable masterplanning, shared facilities, climate responsive design and green features.
- 80% reduction in transport emissions with integrated transport planning putting bicycles ahead of cars and enabling green mobility for a mode share shift from 5PT:95PV to 70PT:30PV.
- 40% reduction in non renewable energy use from super low energy (SLE) buildings with efficient cooling systems, smart features and RE installations.
- 70% reduction in freshwater demand from the dual purpose sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting and water saving devices.
- 65% reduction in landfill waste with extensive recycling, food maceration and composting.
- 100% renewable energy (RE) for powering the Green Tech Park.
- For our developments and townships, we will achieve a 40% reduction in CO2e emissions compared to BAU by 2030 via:
- 35% reduction in urban planning emissions with sustainable masterplanning, shared facilities and green features.
- 10% reduction in transport emissions with green transport mobility plans, development of a low carbon transport ecosystem with our EV ready townships and establishment of 250km of cycling and pedestrian networks by 2025.
- 40% reduction in non renewable energy use from efficient cooling systems, smart features, solar street lighting and RE installations.
- 65% reduction in freshwater demand from recycling lake water for irrigation, rainwater harvesting and water saving devices.
- 50% reduction in landfill waste with extensive recycling, food maceration and composting.
Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions
- For our construction and operations, we commit to reduce Scope 1 (direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from electricity consumption) emissions intensity by 30% by 2025 and 45% by 2030 via:
- Enabling supply of RE for our offices, project sites and assets via solar installations, with a 100% RE utilisation target by 2025 via a combination of direct on site feed in supply complemented by off site RE trading and purchase mechanisms.
- Reducing energy use by increasing efficiency of our M&E systems via sustainable procurement including introduction of a group wide HVAC minimum efficiency guideline, retrofitting where necessary and implementation of smart building systems.
- Transitioning our fleets to low carbon alternatives where feasible.
- Improving productivity and adopting a circular construction approach by maximising the efficiency of raw materials and resources, reducing wastage and advocating sustainability throughout our operations committing to a reduction of construction waste to landfill of 20% and recycling of 50% of water at our construction sites by 2025.
- Introduce ESG evaluation in procurement by 2021 to drive sustainable change in our supply chain and to set Scope 3 (indirect emissions from supply chain) targets from 2026 onwards.
Our Community and Our Business
- Scale up our community investment efforts via Yayasan Gamuda programmes including the Enabling Academy and extending our Gamuda Scholarship programme to build capacity and capability in new sustainability areas including biodiversity and environmental science.
- Develop our people and industry partners via continuous development programmes through our Gamuda Learning Centre (GLC), Gamuda Plant Operator School (GPOS), Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA), BIM Academy, Construction Training Centre (CTC), English Language Unit (ELU), Gamuda Parks Academy and KVMRT Training Centre initiatives.
- Develop a sustainable pipeline of subject matter experts (SMEs) in the area of sustainability and climate science to lead the Group’s sustainable development.
- Introduce ESG KPIs as part of our performance management framework to underscore our commitment to ESG and accelerate the integration of sustainability into our business strategies and operations.
- Elevate health and safety performance through robust risk assessments and controls as well as adoption of best practices with management systems certified to international ISO standards.
- Implement Gamuda standard design for workforce accommodation prioritising well being with 50% more provision of liveable space above local regulatory requirements and a sustainable operating model for energy, water and waste.
- Establish Group ESG policy and manual which encompasses sustainability governance, management policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for conducting materiality assessments, data collection, validation and roles & responsibilities.
- Adopt sustainable business practices and principles, especially on responsible investment and certification aligned with ISO 9001 and ISO14001, Green Building Index, GreenRE and ISCA frameworks.
- Assess ESG risks & opportunities for our business and transparently disclose our ESG related information on the impact of our business activities. Our ESG metrics and Gamuda Green Plan targets will be consolidated on a Group wide integrated ESG digital platform for tracking and reporting.
- Implement a sound governance framework via the Group Integrity and Governance Unit (IGU) with our commitment to conduct our businesses with integrity in a law abiding, ethical and professional manner.
- Explore new market opportunities, business models and revenue streams for sustainable growth in the ‘green space’ with a focus on RE and recycling, and pursue opportunities to divest from carbon intensive assets.
- Leverage on transparent digital procurement embracing supply chain and procurement best practices to deliver value for money and sustainable savings.
- Commit to developing the local supply chain and sourcing locally first.
Environmental and Biodiversity Conservation
- Nurture and plant 1 million trees and saplings by 2023 via our Advance Tree Planting scheme mobilising 3 nurseries with a total area of 43 acres. This programme will support the development of 2,000 acres of greenscapes and waterscapes across 12 urban forest clusters within our townships by 2025 to provide cooling, sponge rainwater runoff, foster community well being and allow nature to exhibit her glory by creating a unique sense of place.
- Conserve biodiversity through intensifying our Gamuda Parks’ agenda via:
- Setting up a wetlands arboretum with a forest seed bank for native species to ensure nature conservancy by cultivating endangered species and those with conservation importance.
- Developing in house specialists in the areas of arboriculture and horticulture complemented with partnerships with the indigenous community through structured initiatives to tap on their inherent knowledge of nature.
- Conducting biodiversity audits for our developments in collaboration with local biodiversity experts from FRIM and WIM.
Enhancing Sustainability via Digitalisation
- Adopt 100% Digital Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) across all of our developments and townships for enhanced quality, reduced waste, increased productivity and the upskilling of the local workforce and supply chain in line with our circular construction framework.
- Transform into a data driven organisation by digitally integrating our processes with a data superhighway linking our digital engineering, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and data warehouse platforms.
- Leverage on Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key digital engineering tool within this ecosystem to holistically coordinate our design, costing and programme data allowing for greater precision in the design and construction phases and an increased ‘lifecycle view’ for the operations and maintenance phase of the project lifecycle.
- Elevate digital excellence across the Group with a focus on upskilling data literacy and digital skills as a key enabler for sustainable growth.
- Development of Gamuda Parks Arboretum to regenerate plant or tree species that suit the habitat. As a Group, we have targeted to plant 1 Million trees by the year 2030.
- Tap the native knowledge of indigenous people and professional studies by arborists to cultivate species in the living tree museum.
- Guardianship of Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands - 244 bird species, 12 mammals, 19 reptiles; about 90% of living species in the world live around wetlands.
- Participate in the IUCN Red List Species Conservation since 2018.
- >5% replanted with 14 endangered tree species.
- Through advanced tree planting 5,975 native species planted.
- Planted 280,000 trees in Urban Green Reserve >1,600 acres.
- Formed as much as 35% landscaped area in Gamuda developments.