Lendlease launches decarbonisation roadmap for Asia

Lendlease has announced its Mission Zero Roadmap for Asia as part of its commitment to becoming a 1.5°C aligned company and achieving Absolute Zero Carbon by 2040.

The roadmap details steps that Lendlease will take across its business in Asia to achieve its Mission Zero ambitions – Net Zero Carbon by 2025 and Absolute Zero Carbon by 2040.

In Asia, Lendlease will undertake a multi-pronged approach by reviewing the fuels burnt, power consumed, materials and services purchased and tenant emissions at its projects, assets and across operations.

These include:

1. Reducing Scope 1 emissions, which are direct emissions from Lendlease-owned and controlled resources, produced directly from fuels burnt.

  • Initiatives include trialing alternative onsite fuels, increasing use of electric construction plant and equipment, and use of battery storage and charging infrastructure.

  • For example, the team will be using biodiesel on generators at one of Lendlease’s redevelopment projects.

2. Reducing Scope 2 emissions, which are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy from a utility provider, produced by the power consumed.

  • Initiatives include increasing renewable electricity incrementally to reach 100% by 2030, increasing onsite solar generation on our assets and integrating renewable energy infrastructure on all new developments.

  • Lendlease prioritises the health and wellbeing of its employees and will only occupy high performance buildings for its workspaces. For instance, 100% of Lendlease’s assets in Singapore have achieved Green Mark Platinum rating.

3. Reducing Scope 3 emissions, which are all indirect emissions that occur upstream and downstream of Lendlease’s value chain, through the review of materials and services procured.

  • Initiatives include investing in R&D and collaborating with suppliers to eliminate embodied carbon in construction materials procured.

  • For example, Lendlease is part of the Singapore Green Building Council’s Embodied Carbon Taskforce and signed the Embodied Carbon Pledge to Act, working with industry peers and partners to reduce upfront emissions from the manufacture of building materials.

4. Reducing Scope 3 emissions from tenants.

  • Initiatives include partnering with tenants to reduce their emissions and developing next generation green leases.

  • For example, 100% of tenants in Lendlease’s malls in Singapore are on Green Leases which promotes energy efficiency.

Justin Gabbani, CEO for Asia at Lendlease, said, “In line with our commitment to becoming a 1.5°C aligned company, our Mission Zero roadmap cuts across our integrated business in development, construction and investments. We recognise the importance of setting targets with a clear plan to set our sights on a more sustainable future and create communities that can thrive.”