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
Environmental and Biodiversity Conservation
Enhancing Sustainability via Digitalisation
- 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.