The HSBC Women’s World Championship strives to engage and inspire communities in Singapore and the wider Asia region through the game of golf.
Our platform aims to celebrate our partners’ initiatives and stories within sustainability to bring the community together, nurture progress and growth to help create a better world.
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Sentosa Golf Club is widely regarded as the world’s most sustainable golf club. The Club launched its first sustainability campaign, #KeepitGreen, back at the 2018 SMBC Singapore Open, which was designed to raise awareness for participation within golf in Singapore and also sustainable practices within the sport.
A number of environmental initiatives have since been pioneered by the Club, via the #KeepitGreen umbrella (which has since become a way of life and mantra at the Club), all geared towards helping the Club become more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint.
1. Banning all single-use plastics from the course saving over 150,000 plastic bottles a year
2. Creating six bee colonies to help increase worldwide population
3. Moving to single head control irrigation system has reduced the Club’s water resources by up to 40%
4. Purchasing GPS spraying equipment to increase efficiency and reduce product application use by 30%
5. Installing food and horticultural waste digesters – helping to save an estimate 30% on monthly waste disposal over a one-year period
6. Activating five Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations through a partnership with Porsche Destination Charging
The Club continued to build on its goals and ambitions set out with #KeepitGreen, launching a second sustainability campaign, called GAME ON, in 2020. The campaign has since urged the golf industry to respond to climate change by implement new modern processes for the betterment of the environment. In 2020, Sentosa became the first golf club in the world to join the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Initiative. The following year, at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, the Club also committed to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral golf club.
1. Club named ‘World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility’ for third consecutive year at World Golf Awards in 2022
2. Club ranked 75th in Platinum Clubs of the World Top 100 Golf & Country Clubs 2022-23
3. The Tanjong – ranked #3 in Singapore for Golf Digest’s Best Courses in Every Country list 2022-23
“Sustainability at the heart of our journey”
Over the years, Singapore Airlines has had a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Recognising the importance of sustainability in building a resilient and responsible business, we integrate key environmental, social, and governance principles into our strategic decisions and business operations.
As a leader in the industry, we operate one of the youngest fleets in the world, comprising technologically advanced and fuel-efficient models such as Airbus’ A350 and A320 Family, as well as Boeing’s 787 Family and 737-8s. This helps us reduce our carbon emissions at the source in an effective manner. In 2021, we pledged our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Apart from investments in new generation aircrafts, we actively pursue multiple levers to decarbonise. These include improving operational efficiencies, advancing the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels, and sourcing for high quality carbon offsets.
We are empowering both our customers and cargo partners to play a part too, through our voluntary carbon offset programme. Contributions from customers would help to protect forests in Indonesia, support renewable solar energy projects in India, and provide efficient, clean burning cookstoves for rural families in Nepal.
We continue to partner various stakeholders in our sustainability journey to jointly create a positive impact on the environment and communities where we operate in.
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At Lexus, we believe that luxury and love for the environment can co-exist in perfect harmony. Each of our actions play a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint and strive towards a sustainable future. Our goal is aimed at achieving carbon neutrality throughout the vehicle lifecycle of our entire model line-up by 2050. To solidify our commitment, the Lexus RZ was unveiled – our first model to be developed as a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) from the ground up.
The Lexus RZ vehicle boasts, not only its zero-emission performance, but also eco-friendly features like the use of Ultrasuede upholstery for the seats and upper door trims: a sustainable suede-like material that is partly made from bio- and recycled materials. The alternate option available is the Synthetic Leather, made using spin-dyed yarn, reducing wastewater from the dyeing process.
This is the window into our brand’s new “EV era”, whilst accelerating Lexus in its progress towards a sustainable mobility society yet still delivering exhilarating driving experience.
Marina Bay Sands operates with the highest commitment to reduce its environmental impact, with goals in Energy, Waste, Water, Resource Management, Sustainable Procurement, and Biodiversity. It has an ambitious global commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative pledging to reduce Las Vegas Sands’ greenhouse gas emissions by 17.5% by 2025. Since 2012, the integrated resort has lowered its overall carbon footprint by over 50%, decoupling its environmental impact from business growth.
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DOING MORE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE
One of our guiding principles at Mandarin Oriental is ‘Acting with responsibility’, which we strive to achieve through our Naturally Better programme to direct our efforts towards the wellbeing of the planet, of communities and of individuals.
Aligned with our group-wide policy of eliminating single-use plastic, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore has transited to providing guests with filtered water in sustainable glass bottles. Individual bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel have been replaced with wall-mounted amenity dispensers in all guestrooms. Eco-friendly dental kits featuring toothbrush with bamboo handles and paper toothpaste tubes are used in replacement of plastic ones. Containers and cutleries for takeaway meals are also packed in paper packaging as a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic materials.
Guests are encouraged to participate in our “opt out” Green Linen Programme and have their bed linens and towel changed every third day instead of daily change in line with our commitment to protect and preserve natural resources. Retired bed linens are also repurposed into upcycled recycling bags which are placed in all guestrooms. Digital versions of guest directory, room service menu and access to online library of international newspapers and magazines are made available for guests during their stay.
To reduce carbon footprint of food waste, the hotel has a bio-digester on the premises to convert food waste into grey water which is then safely discharged into the public sewage treatment system. The hotel’s award-winning MO BAR has also partnered with ecoSPIRITS to implement zero-waste packaging with in-house spirits being bulk delivered and packaged in ecoTOTE 4.5L vessels.
As part of Mandarin Oriental’s Naturally Better plan for the communities, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore engages in meaningful outreach programmes and fundraising initiatives through Jardine Matheson’s MINDSET initiative to increase awareness of mental health and support individuals who are recovering from mental health problems. The hotel also partakes in other local community projects such as donating surplus bread and pastries on a weekly basis which are then redistributed to underprivileged communities in Singapore through non-profit organisations such as Food Bank Singapore and Food from the Heart.
Embark on a journey to make things Naturally Better for you at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore as you maintain a healthy balance between your mind, body, and soul with an array of digital resources encompassing helpful wellness and mindfulness techniques on the move, or opt for the hotel’s curated Digital Wellness Escape, a restorative spa retreat to disconnect with daily interactions with technology and reconnect with yourself. Tailored for business and corporate meetings and events, the hotel’s Mindful Meetings programme is a global initiative incorporating five key principles namely nourishment, movement, stillness, connections, and wellbeing.
Panasonic GREEN IMPACT
Each action that Panasonic takes to fight global warming may be small. However, when all these actions are added together, the impact can be great.
Reducing CO2 emissions of our own value chain and society – we are calling such initiatives “Panasonic GREEN IMPACT” and we will work towards our own goal to realize a better life and a more sustainable global environment.
By 2050, Panasonic Group aims to create impact that reduces CO2 emissions by more than 300 million tons*1, or about 1% of the current total global emissions*2
*1 300 million tons calculated with 2020 emission factors
*2 33.6 billion tons of energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 (Source: IEA),
The Panasonic Group will contribute to decarbonization of society by generating the following 4 impacts in its wide-ranging business fields. These impacts will help lower society’s CO2 emission factor, which will also accelerate the reduction of emissions from our own value chain.
The Road to Net-Zero: Aon’s Commitment for Emissions by 2030
Aon is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and to becoming a more resilient, sustainable organization by achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in alignment with Science-Based Targets.
“We believe this is a necessary step to take as a global corporate citizen to ensure we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint and help mitigate the significant catastrophic impacts of climate change,” said Greg Case, CEO of Aon.
To achieve this goal, Aon’s efforts will focus on four key areas:
- Reducing Environmental Impact in Operations and Facilities
- Taking Action Toward Sustainable Sourcing
- Transitioning to Renewable Energy
- Prioritizing Virtual Gatherings to Reduce Travel
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Little steps, lots of drops
Walking on less water, changing the tanning game
You’ve probably never thought about how much water it takes to produce one full piece of uncut leather. We have. That’s why ECCO developed DriTan™. The first step towards water-efficient leather manufacturing and a game-changing innovation for the leather industry.
The craft of leather-tanning has been around for thousands of years. And it was always thought to be impossible without using large amounts of water – a resource more precious now than ever.
At ECCO, we were determined to find a different way. A better way. So after five years of research and testing, the ECCO Leather Applied Research team in the Netherlands did exactly that.
They developed a unique process that doesn’t need any additional water to make one full piece of ECCO DriTan™ leather. Saving 20 litres of water – around 400,000 drops – along the way.
On top of that, DriTan™ lowers our wastewater volumes and reduces the volume of chemicals used – in 2021 we saved 260 tonnes. In all our tanneries, we have always treated our own wastewater onsite. Our goal? Net zero water discharge by 2030.
We’re proud of the quality, durability, versatility and natural texture of ECCO DriTan™ leather. And because of the potential water-saving impact, ECCO has made DriTan™ technology open to share with other leather tanneries. A positive impact on the whole leather industry, not just at ECCO.
A small but mighty step to preserving more of our most precious resource. Because we care.
Epson leverages efficient, compact, and precision technologies that are in its DNA to help transform the way our customers work. Within the office environment, Epson technology helps enhance productivity and communication, reduces long work hours, supports flexible work arrangements, and saves energy and paper resources.
Epson wants to be known as a company that’s committed to sustainability. As part of Epson’s core, Sustainability runs through everything we do: in the way we work, in the solutions that drive our customers’ businesses forward and in the initiatives that contributes to our communities.
Make the sustainable choice with fast, eco-efficient business printers
Sustainability at the Core
Epson is committed to meeting 14 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its technology development, environmental and CSR initiatives. Epson’s Environmental Vision 2050 is aligned with the SDGs. We will continue to address customer and societal challenges and create unique environmental value through our business activities to help achieve the SDGs and a sustainable future.
REVOLUTIONARY INKJET INNOVATION
Up to 85% less CO2 generated vs laser printers
Annual CO2 output calculations were based on JEMAI-LCA Pro. Cedar tree CO2 absorption calculations were based on Japan Forestry Agency standards of 8.8kg CO2 per annum per tree.
Heat-Free Ink Ejection:
Up to 85% less power consumption vs laser printers
Statistics above are based on results from internal testing conducted by Epson, using Epson L6550 ISO Color 12ipm vs Laser model ISO Color 22ppm test for power consumed to print 20 pages. Testing single page A4 document of ISO Office Final PDF (ISO/IEC 24734). Each test was conducted twice by Epson to ensure consistency of results. Both printers have been tested under same conditions.
Up to 59% less replacement parts vs laser printers
Statistics above are based on results from internal testing conducted by Epson. Comparison models were selected from among the top-selling 50% of A4 color laser printers (21-30ppm class) listed in IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2019Q3 data CY2018Q4-CY2019Q3 results. The volume of consumables and replacement parts needed to print 200K pages was calculated by Epson based on yields published by the manufacture for each model. Quoted yields are stimulated figures calculated by Epson based on ISO/IEC24712 methodology.
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At Penfolds, winemaking and sustainability are inextricably linked. Our commitment to ‘future first’ is a philosophy that defines our winemaking practices and is represented across every level and division of our business – we strive to make better choices today, so future generations can live a better tomorrow. Our approach to sustainability is holistic, inclusive and constantly evolving, underpinned by Penfolds pioneering spirit of courage and innovation. As a division of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), we have a dedicated sustainability team focused on advancing the TWE sustainable roadmap with short and long-term commitments that help reduce our impact on the planet.
Penfolds acknowledges the importance of reducing waste and removing problematic packaging materials so from 2020, our gift boxes for Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2020 and Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 are 100% recyclable – following the removal of magnets, plastic and some varnishes. All gift boxes within The Penfolds Collection 2023 (to be released August 2023) will be 100% recyclable. In Penfolds event spaces, we actively utilize materials that release less carbon emissions. The usage of unnecessary plastic and paper is limited, and where items are purchased or fabricated, they are produced with FSC-approved materials and are recyclable or reusable.
Going by the mantra of ‘Future First’, Penfolds strives to make a positive impact on the planet that lasts more than a lifetime.
F&N ICE MOUNTAIN Drinking Water now in new sustainable packaging,
As Singaporeans are becoming more aware of the need to go green through the various government green initiatives, Singaporeans are looking for ways do their part from recycling initiatives and eco-friendly products like reusable straws and biodegradable food packaging to reducing the reliance on single-use plastic. True to the global and national call towards adopting environmentally-friendly practices, F&N introduces its drinking water in two sustainable types of packaging – 300ml can and 500ml carton, for F&N ICE MOUNTAIN drinking water. As the number one water brand in Singapore¹, it aims to empower consumers to make eco-conscious decisions by making sustainability convenient.
New sustainable paper packaging
To reduce single-use plastics, F&N ICE MOUNTAIN drinking water is packed in wholly recyclable paper carton. The carton uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) certified paperboard, which means it has been sourced from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources. Even the bottle cap is recyclable, as it’s made from a type of bio-based material derived from sugar cane which is a renewable source. F&N ICE MOUNTAIN drinking water is available in 500ml paper cartons and is both halal & HCS certified.
Aluminum cans are recyclable too
For those who prefer a quick hydration fix, F&N Ice MOUNTAIN drinking water also comes in cans made from aluminum. The can packaging will allow for a much easier method and cost-effective in recycling metal. It can be recycled continuously without losing its properties, and the recycling of metal reduces the environmental impacts associated with metal mining and production. F&N ICE MOUNTAIN Drinking Water in cans is available in 300ml aluminum cans and is both halal & HCS certified. Apart from making strides in sustainable packaging for drinking water, F&N continues to participate in efforts towards a greener Singapore. In 2019 F&N took part in an initiative to place Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) across Singapore to encourage recycling in the community.
So, go ahead to rehydrate any time of the day with F&N ICE MOUNTAIN drinking water, and you’ll get to quench your thirst and do your part in protecting the environment for many generations to come.
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¹Based on data reported by Nielsen through its MarketTrack service for the Water category for the 12-month period ending September 2019, for the Singapore total grocery market. (Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.)
“Road to Zero” and “Green Management 2025”
Featured on the CDP’s climate change “A-list” for the second year in a row, Sony continues to work on its long-term environmental plan called “Road to Zero”, which aims to achieve net-zero emissions across the entire Sony Group by 2040 and a zero environmental footprint by 2050. Under our medium-term targets, “Green Management 2025”, major focus areas include:
1) Elimination of plastic packaging for newly designed small products
To replace plastic packaging, Sony developed ‘Original Blended Material’, which uses plants with a short growth cycle like bamboo, and post-consumer recycled paper. This material is used in the packaging for our flagship headphones, WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5.
2) Adoption of recycled plastic
SORPLAS™ is a high-performance recycled plastic developed by Sony which uses 99% recycled content. SORPLAS™ has been introduced into various products, including certain BRAVIA XR™ OLED TV models for some regions, reducing overall virgin plastic use in BRAVIA by approximately 60%. SORPLAS™ can also be recycled several times with little performance loss.
3) Reduction of product power consumption
Sony targets to reduce annual energy consumption per product by 5% by fiscal year 2025 compared to the fiscal year 2018 level. In TVs, lower power consumption is achieved with technology that automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to the surrounding environment and the video scene.
4) Introduction of renewable energy
Sony has brought forward its target to use 100% renewable electricity at all business sites by 10 years to 2030. In Southeast Asia, the Sony Technology (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Chonburi factory is on track, with solar panels generating approximately 2.7 million Kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, equivalent to a reduction of approximately 3.1 kiloton (kt) of CO2.
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