In this December issue:
The EuroCham Sustainability Awards recognised companies for their sustainability efforts in the six categories: Sustainable Business Innovation, The Road to Net Zero, Responsible Supply Chain & Circular Economy, Digital for Sustainability, Sustainable Travel & Transportation and Start-Up Rising Star. These categories represent strategic areas common to both the European Union (EU) Commission’s European Green Deal and Singapore’s Green Plan 2030.

The winners of each category are:
1. Sustainable Business Innovation - Siemens Pte Ltd
2. The Road to Net Zero - Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking
3. Responsible Supply Chain & Circular Economy - Pernod Ricard Singapore
4. Digital for Sustainability - SAP Pte Ltd
5. Sustainable Travel & Transportation - Neste Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
6. Start-Up Rising Star - greehill Asia Pacific
CNA covered the EuroCham Sustainability Awards on the late-night news yesterday, highlighting the six winners and their sustainability efforts and green practices, as well as, Minister Grace Fu's speech on integrating green practices into business decisions. She also called on the European community to help local businesses minimise waste and share resources. 
On 29th Nov, we held our third annual EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2022 Gala Dinner to recognise and congratulate both Singaporean and European companies for their sustainability efforts.

Attendees included Guest-of-Honour, Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, and Her Excellency Iwona Piórko, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore, as well as the President of the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, Mr Federico Donato.

They were joined by 13 Ambassadors and 10 high-level representatives from various European Embassies in Singapore. These included that of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Corporate and Board members of the chamber along with the public were also in attendance at the Awards Gala Dinner and launch of the Sustainability Whitebook 2022-2023. This event was supported by Accenture, Airbus, Lombard Odier, Evonik, GESS, Rothman & Roman, and SAP.

EuroCham Launches The Sustainability Whitebook 2022-2023

The Sustainability Whitebook 2022-2023 begins with an outlook of the Singapore and EU sustainability scenes to set the context and understand where each entity is in their journey to sustainability. Moving from the previous Sustainability Whitebook 2020-2021, this year’s edition will present updates on the plans for sustainability by the two entities, successes, and areas for collaboration.

Firstly, the Whitebook will feature a series of articles showcasing the sustainability efforts of various European National Business Groups (NBGs) operating in Singapore. The Whitebook then moves into its position papers. Written mostly in conjunction with content partners such as Deloitte Singapore, Accenture, Frost & Sullivan, and EY-Parthenon, the position papers focus on the five specially curated pillars and explicate a cohesive landscape of the opportunities and challenges faced by European companies and Singapore in working towards greater sustainability partnership. The Whitebook subsequently includes a compilation of results - The European Sustainability in Singapore/ASEAN Report 2022 - from a survey conducted over 2 months by EuroCham in 2022. 

Finally, the Whitebook displays a series of Company Profile Articles featuring the best sustainability practices and expertise of each participating member. These articles reflect EuroCham’s member companies’ continuous efforts in incorporating sustainability into business practices, contextualised mainly to Singapore.

In tracing the EU-Singapore nexus on Sustainability, this Whitebook promotes a continued exchange of views between Singapore and Europe to push the sustainability agenda forward in the years to come.
Download the Sustainability Whitebook 2022-2023
With over 80,000 employees at almost 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions. Learn more: https://sg.kuehne-nagel.com/
Accor is a world-leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. In Southeast Asia, Accor is the largest hotel operator, with 370+ operating hotels in 12 countries.Learn more here: all.accor.com
SHEIN is a global fashion and lifestyle e-retailer committed to making the beauty of fashion accessible to all. We use on-demand manufacturing technology to connect suppliers to our agile supply chain, reducing inventory waste and enabling us to deliver a variety of affordable products to customers around the world. From our global offices, we reach customers in more than 150 countries. To learn more about SHEIN, visit https://www.sheingroup.com/.
WABIO, turning waste to green energy WABIO turns organic waste into energy, either as a biogas plant owner or delivering engineering & technology to its clients. The company is the leading provider of biogas technology, bringing over 30 years of experience and research. Any organic feedstock waste is transformed into electric power, heat, biomethane, bio Compressed Natural Gas (bio-CNG), bio Liquified Natural Gas (bio-LNG), and also green technical liquid CO2 and dry ice, carbonised CO2 as bio-char, and hydrogen. WABIO biogas plants pipe renewable green biogas and electricity directly to the grid to power industries, homes, and transport systems. Learn more here: www.wabio.asia
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Physical: The Role of Big Data in FinTech

2 Nov  - EuroCham co-organised a physical #DigitalEconomy networking event on "The Role of Big Data in FinTech" at WeWork with BLCC Singapore, CEEC.sg: Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) and ADB-DutchCham (Dutch Chamber of Commerce Singapore).

Our panellists, and moderator, Lauren Liang (Swiss Re), Peter Sasi (greehill), Alex Panican (The LHoFT - Luxembourg House of Financial Technology), Jan Ziomek (The Polish Financial Supervision Authority) and Patrycja Wisniewska (Blacksmith KYC), discussed the future of FinTech and the key to succeed in the Singapore landscape. They also shared their insights on the challenges of Big Data in FinTech as well as how companies can use data science to enable better decisions. 

We would like to thank all who joined us for this insightful sharing session and made the event a success!
Physical: Closed-Door Dialogue with Minister Zaqy Mohamad                                             

4 Nov  - EuroCham organised a closed-door dialogue with the Senior Minister of State for Manpower and Defence, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, at Deutsche Bank.

It was a vibrant exchange on the business and manpower challenges that EuroCham companies are facing. MOM listened to our members' views on how the Government, businesses, and workers can work together amid Singapore’s business and workforce transformation efforts, to remain a society of opportunities for all.

The members of EuroCham Singapore benefited greatly from the presentation and the sharing during the Q&A. This exchange is following up on a previous dialogue between EuroCham and MOM in January this year.
Physical: Supply Chain Committee Sharing Session - Sustainability in End-To-End Value Chain

17 Nov
  - The EuroCham Supply Chain and Sustainability Committees held a joint event titled: “Sustainability in End-To-End Value Chain”. We would like to thank all who joined us and made the event a success.

Our speakers and panellists, Prateek Jain (Unilever), Mabel Chou (NUS Business School), Spencer Deng (Dorabot) and Corrado Chr. Forcellati (Paia Consulting), shared their insights about Sustainability in the end-to-end value chain. Thank you to Ms Haiyan LIU (Novartis) who moderated a very robust discussion with the attendees who contributed to an interesting exchange on how the consumers can be involved and how Supply Chain partners can come together to make an impact.
Physical: Road to Net Zero: Renewable Energy Credits

18 Nov
  - EuroCham organised the final European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Session for this year's programme on "Road to Net Zero: Renewable Energy Credits“ at TotalEnergies.

Our speakers and moderator, Jen Wee Kang (TRECs.ai), Jay Mariyappan (Evolution Environmental Asset Management, LP (EEAM)), Craig Morgan (Northmore Gordon), Jacey Chang (AkzoNobel) and Gavin Adda (TotalEnergies), discussed what carbon and renewable credits are, their purpose in the industry and the benefits of using them.

We would like to thank all who joined us in order to make the event a success!
Partner Event: ART SG 2023
Date: 12 - 15 January 2023
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

The safety of all attendees is our top priority.  All events are online until further notice.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will implement
further precautionary measures as and when announced by the government.

For any questions, comments, or ideas, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

All the best,

Nele Cornelis


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