Managing Our Environmental Footprint
As a bank with extensive operations across Asia, it is important for us to manage our environmental footprint. As we continue to grow our franchise, we are committed to conducting our business more sustainably by incorporating innovative and simple-to-apply solutions to our operations.
We are committed to minimising our environmental footprint through reducing our consumption and improving overall efficiency.
Building sustainable Infrastructure
We incorporate sustainable design and sustainable principles across our physical spaces, from office buildings and retail branches to data centres. We are taking steps to enhance our existing measurement system to incorporate real-time energy monitoring and added data collection for our building operations
100% of our Singapore branches are Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Certified, with 62 branches certified as Green Mark Gold and above (as of 31 Dec 2019).
As the first Asian bank and Singapore company to join the global renewable energy initiative, RE100, DBS has committed to utilising 100% renewable energy in all our markets, with an interim target of 100% in Singapore by 2030.
Read more about our RE100 Commitment.
Driving sustainable behaviours
We actively encourage employees in our key markets to adopt sustainable lifestyle habits through campaigns that raise awareness on how individuals can effect change. We have established sustainability-related interest groups where employees volunteer up to 5% of their working hours to ideate and drive ground-up sustainability initiatives around select themes.