INTRODUCTION

As part of Singapore’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement, the city-state pledged to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and stabilise its emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030. In 2016, the Singapore Climate Action Plan was launched which includes four strategies to achieve Singapore’s climate change targets. In the end, the efforts to mitigate carbon emissions, coupled with steps taken to adapt to climate change, need to ensure that Singapore remains a vibrant and liveable city for current and future generations.

Sustainability

OBJECTIVES

In line with the commitments and ambitions of Singapore, the EuroCham Sustainability Committee focuses on building a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-resilient Singapore.  The committee works with the Singapore government to make their climate change and sustainability  objectives achievable and to ensure a smooth roll out. Committee members of this committee come from various industries which enables them to tap the less explored opportunities. Concurrently, the committee establishes a common voice for the European business community in Singapore in the area of environmental sustainability.

Short term objective of the committee : produce a Sustainability White Book including a chapter with good practice from various European companies in Singapore/Asean.

LEADERSHIP

Mr Lionel Steinitz,CEO at Lys Energy (Chair)
Mr Yen Peng Kuan, Government Relations Lead, Singapore at Shell Eastern Petroleum  (Co-Chair)
Mr Alain Borne, Supply Chain Director, Asia Remy Cointreau (Co-Chair)
Ms Sharmane Tan, Government & Public Affairs Associate at The Lego Group (Co-Chair)
Ms Cherine Fok Suk, Director, Sustainability Services, KPMG Singapore

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exploratory meeting with the National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • Roundtable discussion with the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) on Singapore’s climate change targets and collaboration opportunities.
  • May 2019: Event on Enhancing Business Values and Performances through Emerging CSR Best Practices in Asia

TOPICS

  • (Industrial) Energy efficiency
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carbon offset mechanisms
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable textile and fashion
  • Green buildings
  • Sustainable financing

STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE

  • National Climate Change Secretariat
  • National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
  • Economic Development Board (EDB)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE