At EcoWorld International, we work to create sustainable economic returns for our stakeholders whilst aligning our environmental, social and governance goals across the countries we are in with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). We do this by ensuring that each job, property and community that we create is truly sustainable and has a long-lasting positive impact in achieving our vision of​ Creating Tomorrow & Beyond. We believe that it makes perfect business sense to put economic, environmental, social and governance issues at​ the heart of our decisions and activities, irrespective of whether it is a legal obligation or requirement.

Vision

The brand is about the pursuit of better, greater ways to complete people’s living experience. We want to be thought leaders and innovators — a non-traditional business with positive economic, social and environmental impact.

We push boundaries in our vision of Creating Tomorrow & Beyond.

Brand Pillars

Sustainable
Community

We continue to reach out to customer communities, keeping them engaged with various social and cultural initiatives.

People-centric
Products

We take pride in ensuring our products and services meet high expectations, and stand the test of time.

Enduring
Impact

Making the world a better place, in our own small ways — through welfare, relief and charitable causes.

Sustainable
Journey

Our journey towards sustainability began to take shape in FY 2017. We set our sights on laying the groundwork for sustainability by identifying four main commitment areas.​

We formulated a Sustainability Policy that represents the Group’s overarching goals to manage our economic, environmental and social risks and opportunities.

The Sustainability Policy was endorsed by the Board in June 2018 and highlights the Board’s commitment towards continuous improvement in addressing climate change, energy and water use, and the protection of our environmental biodiversity.​

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Sustainability Governance Structure

Sustainability Governance Structure established in 2017 :

The Board of Directors is at the apex of the 3-tier structure to oversee, review and approve the Group’s sustainability strategies, policies and initiatives.

The Sustainability Committee comprising Top Management from Business and Support units develops the policies, ensures the implementation of sustainability goals and reports to the board on a half-yearly basis.

Economic, Environmental, Social & Governance Councils are led by Senior Management and supported by the Department Heads as well as middle management. They ensure that sustainability plans and initiatives are executed while monitoring and tracking progress against the Group’s set targets.

As a responsible business, we are proud to join and support the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles that are centered on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.​

Human Rights

(Principle 1) Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights ; and
(Principle 2) make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

(Principle 3) Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;​
(Principle 4) the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;​
(Principle 5) the effective abolition of child labour; and​
(Principle 6) the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.​

Environment

(Principle 7) Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;​​
(Principle 8) undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
(Principle 9) encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.​

Anti-Corruption

(Principle 10) Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.​​
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Our
Commitment
to Advance
United Nations
Sustainable
Development
Goals (UNSDG)

When we began our sustainability journey, we adopted 6 out of the 17 UNSDGs that reflect our efforts to work​ towards universal principles of sustainability. In FY2020, we added UNSDG 13: Climate Action to the six as it marked the start of our commitment to monitor and reduce our carbon footprint.​

With EcoWorld London’s School Engagement Programme, we’ve successfully adopted UNSDG 4: Quality Education in FY​2021. This brings our commitments to a ​total of 8 UNSGDs.​

The School Engagement Flagship Programme aims to inspire future generations of building and construction professionals. The programme features a series of structured lessons and activities​ with schools nearby our projects.​

Below are our primary SDG commitments
Newly adopted in 2021

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Green Design

We continuously deliver product and service excellence, building properties that not only​ encapsulate high quality and landmark designs but also ones that bridge communities and​ promote sustainability to present and future generations.​​

Awards &
Recognition

Our efforts to build a sustainable business through innovative thinking and being responsive to the needs of capital markets and customers, have been recognised internationally.​

EcoWorld London was awarded the 'Gold Award' by In-house Research Ltd as a recognition of the group’s​ effort in placing customers at the heart of everything we do based on customer feedback.​

Verdo — Kew Bridge was a finalist in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards (Offsite category) for its innovation in incorporating offsite construction methods.​​

Best Housing Partnership

Oxbow won the Best Housing Partnership award. The judges were very complimentary about the scheme: Oxbow promises to be a successful development with community features at its heart. An exemplary project with solid foundations in community engagement and a strong partnership. The social value benefits stemming from the partnership are a good example of the added value of the partnership approach.

Mixed-Use Development of the Year

Embassy Gardens won 2020’s Mixed-Use Development of the Year category. The Mixed-Use Development award was one of the most competitive categories with 6 other developments shortlisted. The judges felt that Embassy Gardens offered a mix of uses that the other competitors were unable to match.​​

Awards & Recognition

Our efforts to build a sustainable business through innovative thinking and being responsive to the needs of capital markets and customers, have been recognised internationally.​

EcoWorld London was awarded the 'Gold Award' by In-house Research Ltd as a recognition of the group’s​ effort in placing customers at the heart of everything we do based on customer feedback.​

Verdo — Kew Bridge was a finalist in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards (Offsite category) for its innovation in incorporating offsite construction methods.​​

Best Housing Partnership

Oxbow won the Best Housing Partnership award. The judges were very complimentary about the scheme: Oxbow promises to be a successful development with community features at its heart. An exemplary project with solid foundations in community engagement and a strong partnership. The social value benefits stemming from the partnership are a good example of the added value of the partnership approach.

Mixed-Use Development of the Year

Embassy Gardens won 2020’s Mixed-Use Development of the Year category. The Mixed-Use Development award was one of the most competitive categories with 6 other developments shortlisted. The judges felt that Embassy Gardens offered a mix of uses that the other competitors were unable to match.​​

Reports

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EcoWorld Communities

Eco World Foundation

Students Aid Programme

Children represent the future. In this respect, the Eco World Foundation was established on 7th May 2014 as a platform for the Group to give back to the community via corporate social responsibility efforts for children of all ages. The fundamental focus of this foundation is youth education and knowledge as well as health and well-being. One of the programmes under the Eco World Foundation is the Students Aid Programme which provides financial assistance to underprivileged students from primary up to tertiary levels of education. The intention is to support them financially, assist in helping them achieve their full academic potential and improve their living standards. The Eco World Foundation currently sponsors approximately 3,000 underprivileged primary, secondary and tertiary students yearly and to date, 36 students have graduated from university.

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EcoWorld Stories

EcoWorld London

14 Jul 2021

EcoWorld London donates 1,500 seats from Griffin Park stadium

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EcoWorld London

09 Jul 2021

We are super excited to be supporting RBG Kew's Community Open Week

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EcoWorld London

06 Jul 2021

Kew Bridge Gate - Byldis Prefabrication System

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EcoWorld London

10 May 2021

EcoWorld London partners with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to deliver Community Learning Programme

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EcoWorld London

17 Apr 2021

Doodling Around on Aberfeldy Street

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EcoWorld London

18 Sep 2020

Aberfeldy Street Paves The Way For Retail Revival

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EcoWorld London

12 June 2020

Rent free retail units for East End businesses to thrive post COVID-19

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EcoWorld London

27 May 2020

The Trust launch #BeeWell campaign with stadium developer EcoWorld London

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EcoWorld London

22 Apr 2020

Grow Something

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EcoWorld London

22 Apr 2020

Remember to Switch Off

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EcoWorld London

22 Apr 2020

Happy #EarthDay2020! Today marks the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay ...

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EcoWorld London

9 Oct 2019

Doodling Around on Aberfeldy Street

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EcoWorld London

08 Oct 2019

This month #TeamEcoWorld all took part in fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team ...

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EcoWorld London

19 Jul 2019

Delighted to have organised our first ever Careers Fair at Barking Wharf ...

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