Our most direct and significant environmental impact stems from the carbon emissions from our office buildings and branches through the consumption of purchased electricity. We benchmark ourselves against external environmental certifications to ensure that we incorporate sustainable designs and practices into our offices and branches.
In Singapore, we were awarded the Green Mark certification by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for all four office buildings, with two of them achieving the highest Platinum award. The certification is awarded based on the environmental performance of our interior fittings, assessed against energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable management and operation, indoor environmental quality and other green features.
For our retail branches, DBS is among the first in the banking sector to achieve the BCA Green Mark for Retail certification for our efforts to achieve a sustainable built environment by incorporating best practices in environmental design and construction, and the adoption of green building technologies. In 2017, we “greened” 21 more retail branches, bringing the total of BCA Green Mark for Retail certifications to 41. We are on track to receiving the Green Mark certification for 33 more branches in 2018.
Looking forward, we target to maintain the highest Green Mark accolade for our offices and achieve Green Mark certification for all our retail branches by 2020.
In Hong Kong, we were awarded the Wastewi$e Label for achieving environmental excellence for all three of our office buildings. In Taiwan, DBS was the first foreign bank to achieve the ISO 50001 certification in 2015, and has maintained this certification through upholding an energy management system (EnMS) for its building.
DBS Asia Hub is a 9-storey purpose-built building for DBS Bank. Designed as a green and energy-efficient building, it is enveloped by double-glazed low emission glass, houses a centralised air-conditioning system tapping on the district cooling system, and a green landscape across the compound. After its fit-out incorporating the following key green features, it was awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award.
DBS Asia Central is located at MBFC Tower 3, and is a BCA Green Mark Platinum and Pearl Award Building. DBS Bank obtained a BCA Green Mark Platinum (Office Interior) Award, through incorporating the following green features:
DBS Asia Gateway is located at 10 Toh Guan. It has been awarded the BCA Green Mark Certified Award for Office Interior, featuring the following green features:
DBS is amongst the first in the banking sector in Singapore to achieve the BCA Green Mark for Retail certification. Endorsed by the Building Construction Authority, the award recognises efforts to achieve a sustainable built environment by incorporating best practices in environmental design and construction, and the adoption of green building technologies. The Bank has gone above and beyond with some branches achieving higher lighting efficiency and air-conditioning systems with higher Green Mark ratings that contribute to as much as 50% less carbon emissions. Overall, the Bank has clinched the certification for 20 branches with two receiving a Gold Plus Green Mark Award.
What we did at our branches:
What we won for Retail Branches:
|Green Mark Gold Plus for Retail||Green Mark Gold Award for Retail||Green Mark Certification for Retail||Green Mark Certification for Retail|
|DBS Westgate||DBS Aperia||DBS Alexandra||POSB Centre Canberra CC|
|POSB White Sands||POSB Centre ITE College Central||DBS NUS Mix||POSB Jurong East Central|
|DBS Sports Hub||DBS Marina Bay Sands||POSB Centre Kampong Ubi|
|DBS Treasures Parkway Parade Treasures||DBS Raffles Place Service Centre||POSB Pasir Ris East|
|DBS Suntec City||POSB Centre Potong Pasir CC|
|DBS Tai Seng||POSB Seletar Mall|
|POSB West Coast CC|
|POSB Centre Zheng Hua|