ARA DAMANSARA, 18 September 2018 – Sime Darby Property Bhd has been recognised as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), as announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist that focuses exclusively on sustainability investing.
Sime Darby Property received a commendable sustainability score to be qualified as an index constituent in Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. The Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index comprises emerging-market sustainability leaders as identified by RobecoSAM. It aims to represent the top 10% of the largest 800 companies in 20 emerging markets, based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
The company was the only real estate industry player from Malaysia to be included in the index alongside other property players from the Philippines, Thailand, South Africa and Chile.
Sustainability is an important agenda for Sime Darby Property. The company’s initial focus on operational efficiency was strengthened by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts and subsequently, this was expanded to embed sustainability into its business practices.
Dato’ Sri Amrin Awaluddin, Sime Darby Property Group Managing Director said, “This is a truly great honour for the Sime Darby Property team. Over the years, we have proven our commitment to sustainability by embedding sustainability practices as part of our business value chain. This is an important milestone in our
sustainability journey and we could not have achieved this without the support of our employees and stakeholders.”
As a developer of large scale developments and townships, Sime Darby Property delivers impactful townships that last for generations, while minimising any negative impacts on the environment.
Sime Darby Property’s business practices and management approaches also promote the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which include the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM said, “I congratulate Sime Darby Property Berhad for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. Companies that compete for a coveted place in the DJSI challenge themselves to continuously improve their sustainability practices and we are pleased to see that the number of companies that commit to achieving measurable positive impacts continues to rise.”
Created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the DJSI combine the experience of an established index provider with the expertise of a sustainability specialist in Sustainability Investing to select the most sustainable companies from across 60 industries. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for investors who wish to encourage companies to improve
their corporate sustainability practices.*
Updates on Sime Darby Property activities and developments can be found on simedarbyproperty.com, Facebook (facebook.com/SimeDarbyProperty), Instagram (instagram.com/SimeDarbyProperty) and the Sime Darby Property Mobile App (available for download via the App Store and Google Play).
*description taken from RobecoSAM website
About Sime Darby Property Berhad
Sime Darby Property is Malaysia’s largest property developer in terms of land bank with 20,572 acres of remaining developable land. On the back of a successful 45-year track record of developing sustainable communities, Sime Darby Property has to date built 23 active townships/developments with a global reach that encompasses assets and operations across the Asia Pacific region and the United Kingdom. In the UK, as part of a Malaysian consortium, Sime Darby Property is the developer of the iconic Battersea Power Station project in central London.
Sime Darby Property is a multiple award-winning property group with numerous local and international accolades. It is the first Malaysian property developer to be awarded the International FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards twice for its Subang Jaya and UEP Subang Jaya townships. The company bagged its 8th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brand Awards 2017 and its 6th consecutive Top 10 Developers Awards at the BCI Asia 2015. Sime Darby Property has also been recognised as among the top developers in Malaysia in the annual The Edge Top Property Developers Awards, a recognition which the company consistently receives since 2009.
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Ahmad Shahriman Johari
Head, Corporate Communications
Sime Darby Property Berhad
Mobile: 019 – 333 8320