Occupational Health and Safety

Our stakeholders’ occupational health and safety (OHS) is of utmost importance. An effective OHS management system is part of risk management and enhances productivity, morale and well-being. CICT aims to provide a safe and secure environment at the properties to optimise both retail and office experiences.

CICT adopts CapitaLand’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), which has been externally audited by a third-party accredited certification body to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 45001 standards, a recognised international standard for OHS Management Systems. The framework involves identifying and reviewing OHS hazards, assessing their risks, establishing policies, ensuring accountability, developing action plans and engaging stakeholders.

CICT champions OHS with commitment from the board, senior management, and staff participation through an integrated EHS Management System as well as stakeholder engagement activities. Supplementing this management system is the Sustainability Committee which reviews major OHS incidents and helps to reinforce a culture of safety. CICT is committed to ensuring a high OHS performance and reducing occupational injury rates with the aim to achieve zero harm.

Risk Management of OHS Hazards

Identifying OHS hazards and assessing their risks are key components in the OHSMS. Hazards Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA) are reviewed annually, or following an incident, or a significant change in processes. OHS hazards are identified for the administration, development and operational functions of the group’s businesses, and their risks are assessed. Examples of hazards include slip, trip and fall, fall from height and falling objects. Each business unit has established standard operating procedures (SOPs) to minimise the occurrence of such hazards.

Since October 2020, the Environment, Health, and Safety Impact Assessment (EHSIA) was made mandatory when evaluating new investments. The results of the EHSIA enable the investment team to consider OHS risks and opportunities upfront and to identify early mitigating measures.