Singaporean companies make a strong showing in the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards

The winning companies of the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards were announced on Tuesday (25 June) in the presence of Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor.

More than 80 of Singapore’s largest companies and SMEs entered the awards, making it a record year for Singaporean companies.

This year has also seen the highest number of new companies entering the Awards with over 70% being first-time contestants. What’s more, nearly half of the winners across all categories this year are Singaporean companies.

Organised by Global Initiatives, the Awards’ 5th edition is run in collaboration with PwC Singapore, Control Union, and ACCA. The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) is the region’s leading sustainable award platform since 2012, recognising outstanding leadership in sustainable business practices.

SBA awards businesses through a rigorous assessment on practices with a methodology that scores both process and performance across the following 12 categories: Strategy and sustainability management; Workforce; Community; Energy management; Water management; Waste management and material productivity; Climate change; Supply chain management; Land-use and biodiversity; Business responsibility and ethics, Stakeholder engagement and materiality; and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Singapore’s sustainability leadership is evident in this year’s awards, both in terms of business engagement as well as a country, leading by example in the region. Business can and must strengthen this momentum even further to progress on the Singapore sustainable movement and reach the 2030 UN goals in time,” said Tony Gourlay, CEO, Global Initiatives.

“Singapore has committed to strive towards a zero-waste nation. This aspiration requires collective action across value chains. We all need to join hands; public sector, businesses and consumers, in order to bring this circular economy vision to reality..” noted Fang Eu-Lin, Sustainability & Climate Change Leader, PwC Singapore.

Winners in Sustainable Categories

  • Best Strategy & Sustainability Management: Olam International
  • Best Workforce: SODEXO
  • Best Sustainability in the Community: Accor
  • Best Energy Management: City Developments Limited
  • Best Water Management: Mondelez International
  • Best Waste and Material Productivity: Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Best Climate Change: Interface
  • Best Supply Chain Management: Unilever Asia
  • Best Land Use and Biodiversity: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
  • Best Business Responsibility & Ethics: Accor
  • Best Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality: Singtel
  • Best UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)s: Royal DSM

Winners in Special Categories

  • Best Flagship Initiative: Interface
  • Best SME: Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company
  • Best Social Enterprise: The Nurturing Co
  • Best Newcomer: Olam International