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CapitaLand & Ascott organise Earth Hour events

Released at: 11:16, 28/03/2018

CapitaLand & Ascott organise Earth Hour events

Photo: Earth Hour celebrated at Somerset Hoa Binh Hanoi

Two come together to hold events in Vietnam in lead-up to Earth Hour.

by Ngoc Lan

CapitaLand and Ascott banded together to organize a series of green activities in Vietnam in the weeks leading up to Earth Hour.  

Over 1,000 residents and employees contributed to the movement with upcycling and energy-saving activities. They went beyond an hour of going dark by preparing Green Corners made from recycled materials, organizing a Green Market Bazaar, planting trees, conducting mass cycling events, and gathering together employees, residents and office tenants to learn about the importance of environmental sustainability.

This is the eleventh year CapitaLand and Ascott have joined hands in supporting Earth Hour, engaging the community of individuals and businesses to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on addressing climate change. 

“As we work towards our vision of transforming city living globally, our focus on sustainability helps in our efforts to future-proof our portfolio,” said Mr. Tan Seng Chai, Group Chief People Officer at the CapitaLand Group and Chairman of the CapitaLand Sustainability Steering Committee. “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. To play our part as a responsible real estate developer, CapitaLand has participated in Earth Hour every year since its inception in Singapore in 2008.”  

Besides participating in the global movement, Ascott has been recognized for its sustainable practices by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), an agency under the Ministry of National Development championing the development of an excellent environment in Singapore.  

This year’s notable achievements for Ascott include the recent BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Award for Somerset Ho Chi Minh City. The BCA Green Mark Certification is internationally-renowned as a benchmarking scheme that incorporates worldwide-recognized best practices in environmental design and performance. 

The award affirms Ascott’s commitment to operating in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner. 

The Ascott Limited is a Singaporean company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, and lyf. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 120 cities in over 30 countries.

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