SBA Singapore winners

Best,

Strategy and Sustainability

Olam International

Award received by Ms. Ipsita Aggarwal, Group General Counsel, Olam International.

In 2019, Olam International developed a new 6-year strategic plan that focuses on working closely with stakeholders to achieve 3 main outcomes:  prosperous farmers and farming systems; thriving communities; re-generation of the living world.

Best,

Workforce

Sodexo

Award received by Ms Grace Chung, CEO APAC (Healthcare), SODEXO

Diversity and inclusion is the cornerstone of Sodexo’s

Culture. Daughters of Tomorrow is a local women’s empowerment initiative that will benefit over 300 women in the next 3 years. They also provide the opportunity for youth with special needs to undergo Sodexo’s Barista Training program, enabling them to be employed by Sodexo’s café operations.

Best,

Sustainability in the Community

Accor

Award received by Ms Veronique Augier Nel, Director of Communications & CSR, Accor Asia Pacific.

Accor ensures each property has its own community engagement strategy that aims to involve multiple stakeholders to help develop the local economy. One of their key initiatives, Plant for the Planet, sees Accor supporting communities undertaking sustainable forestry, agriculture and agro-forestry projects through their partner Pur Project. Accor then sources products from these projects, ensuring they are economically viable in the long-run.

Best,

Energy Management

City Developments Limited

Award received by Ms. Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited.

CDL has formulated policies to drive effective energy management within their operations with specific targets and tracking on energy usage and carbon emissions. They continue to implement retrofitting initiatives and adopt renewable energy for their properties and engage with tenants to improve energy efficiency.

Best,

Water Management

Mondelez International

Award received by Mr Thomas Gaengler, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, AMEA, and Mr John George, Director Health, Safety & Environment, AMEA, Mondelez International.

Mondelez International has their own water management standard that is implemented at all manufacturing sites and has set an absolute water reduction target of 10% by 2020 from a 2013 baseline. Their Cocoa Life Program specifically studies ways in which the amount of water can be reduced in the production of cocoa.

Best,

Waste and Material Productivity

Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Award received by Mr. Bicky Bhangu, President, SE Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd.

Rolls-Royce Singapore adopts a circular economy approach and have developed new processes to reuse and recycle waste metals to be made into new engines. Through the Revert program, up to 95% of a used aero engine can now be reused or recycled. This greatly reduces the need for virgin materials, the extraction of which is expensive and has a significant environmental impact.

Best,

Climate Change

Interface

Award received by Ms Maxine Chen, Sustainability Communications Specialist, Interface.

Interface has reduced their GHG emissions intensity from manufacturing sites by 96% from 1996 to 2018 and are striving to achieve net zero emissions and be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2020. They have made all their products carbon neutral across their entire life cycle and have also created ‘Proof Positive’ – a negative carbon footprint tile that is due to be commercialised.

Best,

Supply Chain Management

Unilever Asia

Award received by Mr David Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever.

Unilever Asia has taken a strong focus on sustainable palm oil sourcing and in February 2018 became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills they source from, both directly and indirectly, on their website. They are currently conducting a detailed mapping of their palm oil supply chain including third party suppliers to improve visibility and traceability across their supply chain.

Best,

Land use and Biodiversity

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Award received by Ms Tan Li Li, AVP, Head of Human Resources, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts have taken initiative to establish their own science-based conservation framework which prioritises four key global threats – climate change, changing land-use, over-population and invasive species. This strategy is implemented at all their properties with dedicated marine and conservation labs and includes cross-sector collaborations with NGOs, academics, governments and the wider public.

Best,

Business Responsibility & Ethics

Accor

Award received by Ms Veronique Augier Nel, Director of Communications & CSR, Accor Asia Pacific.

Accor is the first hotel group to sign ECPAT Charter to end child prostitution and trafficking. They regularly train staff to look out for suspicious behaviour and how to report such incidents. All hotels adhere to the highest standards of employment regarding exploitation of people and recognition of human rights.

Best,

Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality

Singtel

Award Received by Chia Boon Chong, Director, Group Sustainability, Singtel.

Singtel engages all stakeholders on sustainability topics in an open two-way dialogue on a regular basis. All business units conduct quarterly Net Promoter Score tracking and in Singapore, Singtel is the industry leader in customer satisfaction.

Best,

UN SDGs

Royal DSM

Award received by Christina Celestine, Regional Director, Communications and External Affairs, Royal DSM.

Royal DSM has identified the five SDGs which they can be most influential on and are working with the UBS Impact Measurement team to develop a science-based approach to measure SDG impact. In 2018 DSM joined WBSCD’s Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap working group to collaborate and identify how the sector can make meaningful contribution to achieving the SDGs.

Best Flagship Initiative

Interface

Award received by Ms Maxine Chen, Sustainability Communications Specialist, Interface.

Interface are the founding partners of NextWave, a cross-industry coalition to demonstrate the commercial viability and advantages of integrating ocean-bound plastics into their supply chain with the aim of decreasing the volume of plastic and nylon litter in the ocean.

Best Social Enterprise

The Nurturing Co

Award Received by Mr David Ward, CEO – The Nurturing Co.

The Nurturing Co created Bambooloo as Singapore’s first plastic packaging free consumer product range, which we distribute in both B2C and B2B segments. They are also building a circular economy marketplace business model called Reeturn, to allow consumers and businesses to buy products in reusable packaging and recyclable packaging that can be returned to be reused or repurposed via an IOT / app-based control system.

Best,

Newcomer

Olam International

Award received by Ms. Ipsita Aggarwal, Group General Counsel, Olam International.

Sustainability is at the heart of Olam’s business – they are driven by an ambitious corporate Purpose to Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems with an ethos of Growing Responsibly.

Best,

SME

Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company

Award received by Mr Stanley Lim, Managing Director – Group Finance, Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company.

Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company is a developer, owner and operator of clean energy projects worldwide and a producer of sustainable products from natural resources and waste. They are committed to helping nations achieve their dual goals of economic growth and protecting the environment.

Special Recognition

Strategy and Sustainability

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Award received by Ms Tan Li Li, AVP, Head of Human Resources, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is being recognised for a collaborative sustainable strategy that employs an integrated and participatory approach with communities, guests, governments, research organisations and NGOs. Each property has a designated CSR representative and committee that meets monthly with annual audits conducted to ensure compliance to Banyan Tree’s sustainability standards.

Special Recognition

Workforce

Keppel Corporation

Award received by Mr. Ho Tong Yen, Director, Group Corporate Communications, Keppel Corporation.

Keppel Corporation invests heavily in nurturing their talents and the continuous training and development of their employees. Apart from internal leadership and development programmes, Keppel Corporation also partners with the National University of Singapore to offer employees training places in an extensive range of academic modules and curated executive programmes enabling them to pick up new skills. Their Young Leaders programme provides young talents to lead high-impact projects across the Group, with guidance from senior management.

Special Recognition

Community

Golden Agri-Resources

Award received by Mr. Ian Suwarganda, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Golden Agri-Resources.

Collaboration and cooperation with the community is key to Golden Agri-Resources. They engage local communities in forest conservation and undertake participatory mapping and conservation planning. Their Alternative Livelihood Programme teaches villages sustainable agriculture practices to improve food self-sufficiency without the use of fire to clear land.

Special Recognition

Energy Management

Panalpina Asia Pacific Management

Award received by Gino Marzola, Country Managing Director – Singapore & Malaysia, Panalpina Asia Pacific Management.

Panalpina Asia Pacific Management have science-based energy reduction targets and have an in-house environmental data management tool that captures energy data for all owned vehicles globally. They work closely with customers such as L’Oreal Travel Retail Asia Pacific and have launched new biodiesel trucks in Singapore in a bid to reduce emissions from transportation of their products.

Special Recognition

Water Management

Olam International

Award received by Ms. Ipsita Aggarwal, Group General Counsel, Olam International.

Olam International has a specific Water Access Sanitation and Hygiene Standard for all their farming, processing and manufacturing operations. They also implement ‘more crop per drop’ water smart agriculture across their plantations and farms and by 2020, 100% of priority supply chains will have a water resource management plan.

Special Recognition

Waste and Material Productivity

Ericsson
Sodexo

Award received by Ms Sonia Aplin, Vice President – Marketing & Communications, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson.

Ericsson’s circular economy approach is based on more than 20 years of life-cycle assessments and includes responsible

materials selection, effective reuse and efficient recycling. Through their Product Take Back Program, Ericsson takes an extended global-producer responsibility and collects, transports and treats electronic waste with strict requirements on the contracted recyclers to handle the waste according to high environmental standards. Ericsson audits recycling partners yearly and they are certified according to relevant standards.

 

Award received by Ms. Grace Chung, CEO APAC – Healthcare, SODEXO

Sodexo has a global commitment to reducing food waste and single use plastic waste. Through its WasteWatch powered by Leanpath Program, they have succeeded in reducing food waste by 35% in one year in Singapore. They are committed to ensure that 90% of its waste will be recycled or reused by 2025 and to achieve UN SDG Goal 12.3 to reduce per capita food waste by 50% by 2030.

Special Recognition

Supply Chain

Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Award received by Mr. Bicky Bhangu, President, SE Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd.

Rolls-Royce Singapore takes a proactive stance in engaging with their suppliers and are a found partner of ‘Sharing in Growth’ – an ambitious transformation programme which raises the capability of aerospace suppliers through focused training and development programmes. They also support SME suppliers through their Supplier Diversity Programme and are developing a programme and policy to minimise risk of armed conflict and human rights abuse in conflict minerals mining.

Special Recognition

Climate Change

Unilever Asia

Award received by Mr David Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever.

Unilever Asia has developed a number of in-house tools such as EcoDesign and The Cool Farm, designed to assess climate change risk and impacts across different parts of a product’s lifecycle. They have applied their own internal carbon pricing to their emissions to raise funds for clean-tech, raising EUR 73 million since 2016.

Special Recognition

Business Responsibility & Ethics

Ericsson

Award received by Ms Sonia Aplin, Vice President – Marketing & Communications, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson.

Ericsson has a zero-tolerance policy for corruption and bribery which is embedded at the highest levels of the company. This also applies to their suppliers through their Supplier Anti-Corruption program and Supplier Integrity Screening Tool which proactively monitors and tracks anti-corruption across their supply chain.

Special Recognition

Land Use and Biodiversity

Olam International

Award received by Ms. Ipsita Aggarwal, Group General Counsel, Olam International.

Olam’s Living Landscapes Policy helps protect and regenerate high conservation value forests including peatlands. Olam is also involved in a number of collaborations to protect key forest flora and fauna such as the Olam Palm Gabon project which implements an extensive biodiversity plan to protect iconic species including gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants living in the forest around the plantations.

Special Recognition

UN SDGs

BUY1GIVE1 (B1G1)

Award received by Ms Sharon Chan, Director of Strategy, BUY1GIVE1

B1G1’s business is all about the UN SDGs and helping businesses give back. Projects are carefully chosen and is mapped to one or more of the SDGs where impacts are tracked and updated live through their Impact Tracker app.

Special Recognition

Flagship Initiative

H & M Hennes & Mauritz Pte Ltd

Award received by Ms Irmgard Fischer, Sales Manager & Ms Wong Xin-Yi, Sustainability Manager, H & M Hennes & Mauritz Pte Ltd.

H&M’s Fair Living Wage Strategy showed bold commitment in achieving a fair living wage across its supply chain. There has been substantial progress on improving workers’ ability to negotiate on wages and conditions and 500 factories have implemented improved wage management systems reaching 635,000 workers.

Special Recognition

Stakeholder engagement and materiality

Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company

Award received by Mr Stanley Lim, Managing Director – Group Finance, Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company.

Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company has a dedicated Stakeholder Engagement Procedure to encourage stakeholder engagement through the lifespan of their projects. They also have a Grievance Redressal Mechanism that ensures monthly reporting of any grievances from stakeholders.

Special Recognition

SME

GreenpacSustainable Development Capital (Asia) Limited

Award received by Mr. Peter Lau, Director, Sustainable Development Capital (Asia) Limited.

Sustainable Development Capital is a multi-disciplinary financial and investment advisory firm, specialising on financing for environmental and social infrastructure assets and services.  SDCL is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.

Special Recognition

Social Enterprise

Edible Garden City

Award Received by Mr Bjorn Low, Co-Founder – Edible Garden City.

Edible Garden City is dedicated to creating social change through community-centric agriculture and helping cities become more self-sufficient by growing food in under-utilised spaces. In the last 7 years, Edible Garden City has successfully completed 200 food gardens in Singapore with more notable locations such as Marina Bay Sands, Resort World Sentosa, Raffles City Rooftop and Open Farm Community.

Special Recognition

Newcomer

Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Award received by Mr. Bicky Bhangu, President, SE Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd.

Rolls-Royce Singapore pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet the planet’s vital power needs. Rolls-Royce has a long-standing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of their products, services and manufacturing activities and recognise that they have an irrefutable role to play in addressing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

Special Recognition

Newcomer

City Developments Limited

Unilever Asia

 

City Developments Limited

Award received by Ms. Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

unlock future value. Founded on the ethos of ‘Conserving as we Construct’ since 1995, they are committed to ‘Creating Future Value’ through a three-pronged integrated strategy as a developer, an asset owner and a corporate citizen.

 

Unilever Asia

Award received by Mr David Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever.

Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is their blueprint for achieving growth whilst decoupling their environmental footprint and increasing positive social Impact. Unilever has continued to be a leader in this space and strive to achieve their bold targets.