Awards


2014

Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS) Investors’ Choice Awards 2014
A-REIT: Winner of the Most Transparent Company Award (REITs & Business Trusts Category)

Asia Responsible Corporate Awards 2014
Ascendas received the Apex Leadership Award at the BEI Asia Awards 2014 event, which recognises outstanding enterprises with excellent business initiatives with ground-breaking achievements and results.

Top 100 Singapore Brands 2014
A-REIT named one of the the “Top 100 Singapore Brands 2014”, ranked 54 by Brand Finance.

Distinguished Corporate Partner Service Provider 2014
Ascendas China was named the Distinguished Corporate Partner Service Provider at the CoreNet Global China Conference on 5 September 2014.

ASCENT Magazine Wins The Tabbie Award
The Tabbies is a renowned editorial and design awards program run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), and it recognizes excellence in trade, association and business publications. Judges for the competition are from selected and qualified editorial groups globally. This is ASCENT’s fourth (4th ) award after bagging 3 other accolades at the Content Marketing Awards 2013 and the APEX Awards 2013.

BCA Green Mark Awards
Ascendas received the following awards from Building & Construction Authority (BCA)

Aperia awarded Green Mark (Platinum) Certification
Galaxis awarded Green Mark (Platinum) Certification
DSO National Laboratories (Phase II) awarded Green Mark (GoldPLUS) Certification
Standard Chartered Bank at Changi Business Park (Phase II) awarded Green Mark (Gold) Certification
DBS Asia Hub at Changi Business Park awarded Green Mark (Platinum) Certification


IGBC LEED Certification

Ascendas received the following Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certifications from the India Green Building Council (IGBC).
Aviator building at International Tech Park Bangalore Special Economic Zone (ITPB SEZ) - IGBC LEED Platinum (Core and Shell)
Phase 1 of Ascendas OneHub Gurgaon – IGBC LEED Gold (Core and Shell)


Best Commercial Project Awards 2014
International Tech Park Pune (ITPP) won the Best Commercial Project, Pune at the CNBC AWAAZ Real Estate Awards 2014. The park also won the Commercial Property of the Year at the at the Realty Plus Excellence Award (West) in August 2014.

Best Ornamental Garden Award 2014
International Tech Park Bangalore won the award for the third time at the Mysore Horticultural Society's Horticultural Show 2014. It has previously won the same award in 2008 and 2009.

Golden Layout Design Award 2014
Central Park, a residential development within the Ascendas OneHub GKC project, won the 2014 Golden Layout Design Award. The accolade is awarded based on the votes of 7 million commuters invited to poll residential projects along metro lines by the Guangzhou Metro Daily.

Ascendas iHub Suzhou Phase 1B and Singapore-Hangzhou Science & Technology Park (SHSTP) Phase 1B Awarded LEED Gold certification
Ascendas iHub Suzhou and SHSTP are first integrated business parks that obtain such an honor in the cities where they operate. LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally-recognized green building grade evaluation and certification program that appreciates internationally-unified standards outstanding performance of high-efficient and sustainable buildings in design, construction and operation.


2013

Ascendas Group Wins Prestigious Awards In Transparency And Corporate Governance
The Ascendas Group has received recognition for excellence in transparency and corporate governance at the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) Investors’ Choice Awards 2013.

Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT), Singapore’s first and largest listed business space and industrial Real Estate Investment Trust, won the Most Transparent Company Award in the REITs and Business Trusts category for its third consecutive year. It was also named Runner-up winner of the Singapore Corporate Governance Award in the same category. Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was a Merit winner for the Singapore Corporate Governance Award in the REITs and Business Trusts category for the second consecutive year.

ASCENT Magazine Wins In Content Marketing Awards 2013

Silver award for Most Improved Editorial
Honorable Mention for Most Improved Design


ASCENT Magazine Wins In APEX Awards 2013

Award of Excellence in the Most Improved Magazines & Journals Category



2012

FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Awards 2012
Ascendas won the prestigious FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Award in Industrial Category for International Tech Park Bangalore. Citi Campus and Plaza 8 @ CBP Singapore also received special recognition at the awards as runner-up in the Industrial Category. The FIABCI Prix d'Excellence recognises projects that embody excellence in all real estate disciplines involved in its creation and illustrate the FIABCI ideal of providing society with the optimal solution to its property needs.

2012 Asia Pacific Property Awards
Ascendas has received recognition from the international real estate community for its two integrated parks in the 2012 Asia Pacific Property Awards.

Best Industrial Development

Singapore-Hangzhou Science & Technology Park, China
Highly Commended Mixed-Use Development

Changi City @ Changi Business Park, Singapore


ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Ascendas secured ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Singapore Operations in Project Development and Management Services and Property Management Services.

BCA Green Mark Office Interior
Ascendas received the Gold rating for both of its offices at Level 4 and 5 at The Galen building at Singaproe Science Park. Introduced in 2009, the BCA Green Mark for Office Interior certification is an initiative to promote and recognise environmentally-friendly practices and features for office interiors.


2011

LEED Gold Certification 2011
Phase 1A of Ascendas iHub Suzhou has been awarded the LEED Gold certification for ‘Core and Shell’ by U.S Green Building Council, in recognition of its achievements in the areas of sustainability and green development and operations.

Property Awards 2011
Ascendas India was the proud winner of the “Best Office Space Developer” accolade at the Property Awards 2011, held at The Westin in Mumbai. Organised by the United Business Media (UBM) Group, the awards recognise notable contributions to commercial spaces in India.

National Quality Project Award 2010-2011
Singapore-Hangzhou Science & Technology Park (SHSTP) has been awarded the National Quality Project Silver Award. Set up in 1981, the National Quality Project Awards are China’s highest honors for project construction quality.

2011 Advanced Property Management
Nanjing Ascendas IT Park is awarded for its outstanding in ‘Advanced Property Management’ in Jiangning District.

2011 Industry Development Outstanding Contribution Award
Dalian Ascendas IT Park (DAITP) was awarded the “Industry Development Outstanding Contribution" award for its outstanding contribution to industry development to Dalian by the DHTZ Administrative Committee.

2011 Singapore Corporate Awards
At the 2011 Singapore Corporate Awards, A-REIT was awarded Bronze for the Best Annual Report Awards in the REITs & Business Trusts Category. The Singapore Corporate Awards constitutes five of Singapore’s key awards that recognizes excellence in shareholder communication and corporate governance.

2011 APREA Best Practices Awards
A-REIT received the Merit Award at the 2011 APREA Best Practices Awards, under the Mature Markets - Market Disclosure Category.

SIAS Investor’s Choice Awards 2011
A-REIT won the “Most Transparent Company” award in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) category at the SIAS Investor’s Choice Awards 2011.

Singapore Quality Class 2011
Ascendas has achieved the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) certification by Spring Singapore. Singapore Quality Class (SQC) is the certification for the overall business excellence standard of an organisation. Based on the internationally benchmarked business excellence framework, the SQC provides organisations with a holistic model for managing a business for excellence.

LEED Silver Certification 2011
Ascendas India scored a double in achieving LEED certification in 2011. The Voyager building, located at the Special Economic Zone within International Tech Park Bangalore, was awarded LEED Silver certification for “Core and Shell” by the Indian Green Building Council. At the same time, The Pinnacle building at International Tech Park Chennai also received the LEED Silver status from US Green Building Council, in recognition of its achievements in the areas of sustainability, green development and operations. The Pinnacle is the first multi-tenanted building in India to be certified under the new LEED EB O&M v2009 standard.

FIABCI Singapore Property Awards 2011
Ascendas was a winner at the prestigious FIABCI Singapore Property Awards 2011, with the achievements of ICON@IBP, 1 and 3 Changi Business Park Crescent in the Industrial Category. The FIABCI Singapore Property Award recognizes excellence in real estate development projects in terms of design, aesthetics, functionality, contribution to the built environment and community at large.

2011 Seoul Architecture Award
Signature Towers Seoul was one of the buildings to receive the Excellence Award at the 29th Architecture Awards held during the Seoul Architecture Festival, an annual event organized by the Korean Institute of Architects and hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government, to promote architectural culture and share a new vision of architecture in Seoul.

2011 ASEAN Energy Awards
The Galen located at the Singapore Science Park has been named the winner in this year’s ASEAN Energy Awards in the Retrofit category for Energy Efficiency. With an efficiency of 0.56kW/RT, The Galen has the most energy efficient chiller plant in Singapore.


2010

The Emerson Cup 2010
Ascendas won regional recognition for its green efforts at The Emerson Cup 2010 (India & Southeast Asia) held in Chennai, India. The chiller upgrading project at the Galen building in the Singapore Science Park received the Excellence Award under the Retrofit category.

People Developer Standard 2010
Ascendas was re-certified as a People Developer organization in recognition of its investment and commitment to staff learning and development. The People Developer Standard is a national standard for human resource development administered by
SPRING Singapore (Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board).

Cityscape Asia Real Estate Awards 2010
Ascendas scored a double by clinching two awards in the 2010 Cityscape Asia Real Estate Awards.

Cityscape Asia Real Estate Awards 2010

Ascendas scored a double by clinching two awards in the 2010 Cityscape Asia Real Estate Awards.
Best Urban Design and Master Planning

Citi at 3 Changi Business Park Crescent, Singapore



2009

Transparency and Governance Award
A-REIT was named the “Most Transparent Company 2009” in the REIT category by the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS) for the second consecutive year. This award is a glowing endorsement of A-REIT’s proactive approach to timely disclosure and transparent communications to the public through platforms such as teleconferences, investor meetings, the website and publications. A-REIT was also voted the 1st in “Best for Responsibilities of Management and the Board of Directors in Singapore” and 3rd in “Best Overall for Corporate Governance in Singapore” in the 7th Annual Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll 2009.

Associate of the Arts
An active supporter of emerging loacl artists and arts groups, Ascendas was conferred the Associate of the Arts Award by Singapore's National Arts Council in 2009. This is the eighth consecutive year in which Ascendas was recognized for its support of the arts.

Green Mark Awards
The Green Mark Awards is given by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) to developers and building owners who construct and maintain buildings that are environmentally friendly. The Green Mark assesses five key areas of concerns globally – energy efficiency, water efficiency, project development and management, indoor environmental quality and environmental innovations. Ascendas properties that achieved the award include:

2010: The Galen at Singapore Science Park II(Platinum)
2010: Plaza 8 at Changi Business Park (Gold)
2010: Changi City at Changi Business Park (GoldPLUS)
2009: Citi at Changi Business Park (Platinum)
2009: Standard Chartered @ Changi (Platinum)
2009: ICON@IBP (GoldPLUS)
2009: DBS Asia Hub (Gold)
2006: Neuros & Immunos (Gold Award)
2006: 138 Depot Road (Green Mark)


Best Corporate Event - Gold
Ascendas India won the 'Gold' in the 'Best Corporate Event' category for its hugely successful 'Ascendas Chess Championship 2' tournament. A national award judged by an independent jury, this award was given by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) to organizations for achieving excellence in corporate events.

Outstanding CEO of the Year Award
Ascendas President and CEO Ms Chong Siak Ching, was recognized as 'Outstanding CEO of the Year' in the Singapore Business Awards 2009. She is also the first woman to receive the award since the category's introduction in 1995. Recognised for her steadfast leadership and dynamism in establishing Ascendas as Asia's leading provider of business space across Asia, Ms Chong received the award from Singapore's Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the presentation dinner held at the Shangri-la Hotel on 24 March 2009. The Singapore Business Awards were established in 1985 and is considered Singapore's most prestigious business accolades.

ECO Office certification for Ascendas headquarters at the Galen, Singapore
Ascendas has obtained the Eco-office certification for its headquarters at The Galen, Singapore Science Park. The Eco-office Audit was done in January 2009 and the certification is awarded by the Singapore Environmental Council (SEC) that looks into overall environmental performance of an office, such as paper use, waste reduction methods, and water and energy conservation.

ISO 9001:2000 certification for Ascendas Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad
Ascendas India's Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad operations have been officially recognised as ISO 9001:2000 compliant by India's leading certification company TUV India. The much awaited certification is a significant achievement for Ascendas India's operations. Valid until 2010, the certification will motivate Ascendas to consistently meet and continually improve its standards to maintain a leadership status in Business Space Provider Segment.

Ascendas Ocean Towers Awarded Top 50 Enterprise in Huang Pu District
On 19 Jan 09, Ascendas Ocean Towers was awarded Top 50 Enterprise in Huang Pu District, ranked 37th among all the top 50 enterprise with distinguished contributions. Besides good performance, the team maintained effective communications with the authorities by actively participating in various social activities organized by local authorities. These efforts have helped to attract quality investment to Huang Pu District.


2008

Award of Dalian Top 10 Economic People of Year 2008
Mr Phua Boon Peow, General Manager of Dalian Ascendas IT Park, was recognized as one of Dalian's top 10 Economic People of year 2008. The award ceremony was held on 12 January 2009 at Dalian TV Station. This award is jointly run by four local media: Dalian TV Station, Dalian Radio Station, Dalian Evening Newspaper and Runsky website and recognizes the contributions of business people to the growth of Dalian Economics every year.

Excellent project management at Singapore-Hangzhou Science and Technology Park
In November 2008, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development conducted its annual inspection on the quality and safety of construction projects in Zhejiang Province. The Singapore-Hangzhou Science and Technology Park, one of the five developments inspected, was highly acclaimed by the inspection panel for its quality, safety, and the high-standards of project management and operation.

Construction Quality Awards
Ascendas' China parks, Dalian Ascendas IT Park Phase 2 and Singapore-Hangzhou Science & Technology Park have garnered a series of awards recognizing its quality and safe construction standards. These include:

Dalian Ascendas IT Park Phase 2

2008 Dalian Model Site for the Standardisation of Construction Safety
2008 Dalian Construction Projects Xinghai Cup
2008 Liaoning Province Outstanding Structural Projects


Singapore-Hangzhou Science & Technology Park

2008 Hangzhou Model Construction Projects West Lake Cup


Euromoney's 2008 Liquid Real Estate Awards
Ascendas was awarded Best Industrial/Warehouse Developer in Singapore

Dalian-Xinghai Friendship Award
Ascendas President & CEO Ms Chong Siak Ching was awarded the Dalian-Xinghai Friendship award by the Dalian Municipal Government. The annual award is the highest honour given by the Dalian Municipal Government to foreign professionals, in appreciation of their contributions to Dalian’s economic and social progress.

Best Ornamental Garden Award 2008
ITPB was awarded the distinction of "The Best Ornamental Garden Award 2008!" at the recently concluded horticultural show in Bangalore. Awarded by the Bangalore based Mysore Horticultural Society, ITPB won this accolade for its foliage & maintenance standards.

SIAS Investor's Choice Awards 2008
Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT), Singapore's first business space trust, won the "Most Transparent Company" award in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) category.

Friend of the Arts Awards
Ascendas is an active supporter of emerging local artists and arts groups. For its support of the arts, Ascendas was conferred the Friend of the Arts Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore for 2008.


2007

Associate of the Arts Awards
Ascendas is an active supporter of emerging local artists and arts groups. For its support of the arts, Ascendas was conferred the Associate of the Arts Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore from 2002 to 2007.

Asian Power Awards 2007 - Best Decentralised Power Plant
The International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB) has been awarded the Best Decentralised Power Plant in the Third Annual Asian Power Awards 2007 for its heat and power plant operations. The Asian Power Awards is seen as the “Oscars” of the power industry. It recognises industry players in Asia for their outstanding performances and contributions to the power sector.

CityScape Asia Real Estate Awards 2007
Ascendas' Icon@IBP was highly commended for its unique architecture and environmentally friendly estate planning at the inaugural CityScape Asia Real Estate Awards 2007.

SIAS Investor's Choice Awards 2007
Ascendas India Trust ("a-iTrust"), Singapore’s first listed Indian property trust, won the "Most Transparent Company" award in the New Issue Category at the SIAS Investors' Choice Awards 2007. In the same year, A-REIT obtained first runner-up in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) category.

FinanceAsia Awards 2007
Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was named the Best Singapore Deal in 2007 by FinanceASia, one of the most respected and established financial publications in Asia. a-iTrust’s unique “best of two worlds” offering was noted to have a “more aggressive growth profile than other Singapore Reits” and “better suited for investments within India’s IT/outsourcing sector where high-quality space is still a scarcity.”

Best Foreign Investor 2007
Ascendas’ IT park flagship in China, Dalian Ascendas IT Park, was named Best Foreign Investor in 2007 by the Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone Foreign Investment Promotion Bureau.

People Developer Standard 2007
Ascendas was re-certified as a People Developer organization in recognition of its investment and commitment to staff learning and development. The People Developer Standard is a national standard for human resource development administered by
SPRING Singapore (Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board).


2006

Green Mark Awards
The Green Mark Awards is given by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) to developers and building owners who construct and maintain buildings that are environmentally friendly. The Green Mark assesses five key areas of concerns globally – energy efficiency, water efficiency, project development and management, indoor environmental quality and environmental innovations. Ascendas properties that achieved the award include:

2006: Neuros & Immunos (Gold Award)
2006: 138 Depot Road (Green Mark)
2005: The Galen (Green Mark)



2003

FIABCI & BCA Excellence Awards for Capricorn Building
The biotech and R&D building located in Singapore Science Park II competed against the crème of projects around the world in the prestigious FIABCI Prix d'Excellence 2003, as one of only two finalists in the Specialised Category. It also won the Building Construction Excellence Award 2003 given out by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA).


2002

Superbrand 2002
Ascendas was awarded Superbrand status in 2002, and featured as one of the Singapore's Top 100 Superbrands.

SABRE Awards 2002
Ascendas' creation of a new brand upon merger reached the finals of the Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation (SABRE) Award held in New York, May 2002, in the International category for a Gold SABRE Award. Ascendas was the only finalist from Singapore in this category, which is for projects totally or substantially outside the United States.

World Teleport Property 2002 for International Tech Park, Bangalore, India
The international Tech Park, Bangalore was conferred the prestigious World Teleport Property 2002 by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum. India's first work-live-play business environment, it is also the first park in India to be accredited with ISO 9002 certification for park management and operations, and has become the benchmark for other IT/business park projects in India.


2001

PRWeek Awards 2001
Ascendas came in Top Three for Corporate Branding at the prestigious PRWeek Awards 2001 held on 30 November 2001 in Hong Kong.

Garden City Merit Award 2001
Under the industrial category of the Garden City Awards 2001, the Alpha building at the Singapore Science Park II received a merit award for landscaping quality.

BCA Merit Award for Techview Building
Techview received a merit award from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore.

CONQUAS for Techview Building
Techview was rated 80 out of 100 points under the Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS), which serves as the national yardstick for quality in the building and construction industry.

CONQUAS & BCA Excellence Awards for Honeywell Building
The Honeywell Building scored 85 out of 100 points, the highest in the industrial category for 2001, under CONQUAS. The building also received a merit award at the BCA Construction Excellence Awards, which accord recognition to construction projects that have demonstrated the highest standards of construction excellence in Singapore.


2000

CONQUAS for IMRE Building
Ascendas received a merit award for development management of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) building in the National University of Singapore campus. This project, completed in September 1999, was the first in Singapore to be assessed under the CONQUAS 21 standard, scoring 81.9 points.

BCA Excellence Award for IMA
Ascendas received a merit award for project management of the Institute of Molecular AgroBiology building.

ISO 9001:2000 Certification
Ascendas secured ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Singapore Operations in Project Development and Management Services and Property Management Services.

ISO 9002:1994 Certification Ascendas secured ISO 9002:1994 certification for its Singapore Operations in Project Development and Management Services and Property Management Services.