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, having captured the title of ‘World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility’ for the second consecutive year at the 2021 World Golf Awards. The Club launched its first sustainability, #KeepitGreen, back in 2018, 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.
- Banning all single-use plastics at the golf club saving over 450K plastic bottles over a three-year period through the installation of water stations
- Installing a single head control irrigation system has reduced the Club’s water resources by 40%
- Switching to use lithium-powered golf carts has significantly reduced the yearly carbon footprint at the Club and each battery provides a longer live span of up to 8 years
- Creating six colonies for its own bee species to help increase the worldwide population and provide sustainable production of propolis and honey from Tetragonula Laeviceps stingless bees
- Installing two food and horticultural waste digesters is estimated to help save up to 30% on monthly waste disposal over a one-year period
- Purchasing GPS spraying equipment to increase efficiency and reduce product application use by 30%
The Club has continued to build on its goal and ambitions set out in #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, which aims to support and guide sports organizations and their communities on a path to achieving the global climate goals set out by the world leaders in the Paris Agreement.
At last year’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, the Club also committed to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral golf club by 2022, aligned with Sentosa Island’s goals of carbon neutrality by 2030 and becoming a recognized, certified sustainable tourism destination. Most recently, Sentosa made the commitment to join the United Nations Race to Zero (carbon emissions) campaign during the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
Over the years, Singapore Airlines has had a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Recognizing 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 have one of the youngest fleets in the world, comprising technologically advanced and fuel-efficient models such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787. This helps us reduce our carbon emissions in an immediate and effective manner. Reinforcing our long-standing commitment towards decarbonisation and sustainability, we pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and separately, empowered our customers to fly carbon neutral via our voluntary carbon offset programme. We have also contributed to a greener planet in other areas, such as waste management and giving back to the communities we operate in.
While Covid-19 has had a significant disruption to the aviation industry, we at Singapore Airlines continue to remain committed and engaged to emerge stronger out of this crisis, and continue connecting lives, communities, as well as the future, and look towards a better and greener future for all of us.
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“Lexus is committed to ensure exhilarating lifestyle driving experiences can co-exist with a carbon-free society. It has recently unveiled a new Recreational Off-highway Vehicle (ROV), a unique hydrogen-powered vehicle that offers a combination of near zero-emissions driving with extreme off-road capability. With its desire to preserve a true off-road pleasure in tomorrow’s low carbon society, this concept embodies Lexus luxury element while tackling it’s carbon neutrality goal, fusing it’s continuous evolution as a luxury lifestyle brand.”
Hilton Singapore Orchard, debuting in March 2022, will open as the largest Hilton hotel in Asia Pacific, exemplifying the best of the brand from its prime Orchard Road location, Singapore’s famous retail and dining destination. The hotel is committed to Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s Environmental, Social & Governance strategy to double Hilton’s investment in social impact and cut environmental footprint in half by 2030.
Guests staying in Hilton Singapore Orchard can experience a comfortable and sustainable stay right when you check-in where guests will be presented with a wooden or digital key card to the eco-friendly motion, air-con and light sensor technology available in all 1,080 rooms and suites as well as bulk bath guest amenities to reduce single-use plastics.
Bottled water in guest rooms will also be replaced by filtered water from an onsite water filtration and re-bottling system. Sustainable stationery is also available in-room for guest use, as well as digital options for communication materials such as in-room service directory. The hotel also embraces sustainable sourcing by prioritizing use of local produce, sustainable seafood and all paper products used throughout the hotel, including the food & beverage packaging are from recycled paper or sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Here in Singapore, one of Panasonic business division, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific has been promoting advanced agriculture infrastructures to realize sustainable food security. Food security is becoming more pertinent in Singapore, due to the growing population, urbanization and climate change that threatens our overall global food supplies. We, Panasonic will keep on contributing to Singapore and all over the world through entire business activities.
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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ECCO CARES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
ECCO has, for many years, strived to minimise our impact on the environment and is one of the very few in the shoe industry that controls the entire supply chain. Originally, this was done to be able to deliver what our consumers wanted: genuine products of high quality, comfort, and longevity. In addition, controlling the entire supply chain has given us the ability, year after year, to reduce the impacts on the environment.
From the early years, ECCO focused on reducing waste and recycling it where possible. We continue to invest in machinery and processes to reduce energy consumption and have installed solar and photovoltaic panels at many ECCO CARES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT of our factories to produce greater quantities of clean energy.
Furthermore, we has developed and patented methods to reduce water consumption.
Thanks to DriTan™ technology, we saved 25 million litres of water last year in our tanneries.
Next, ECCO will undertake to increase recovery of waste to 90% by 2026. Expecting to be able to operate on the basis of renewable energy in 2028. Subject to technological developments, we has put 2030 as our target for operating with closed-loop water systems and use only bio-based, recycled, or recyclable chemicals and substances.
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.
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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.
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Edrington was created to be a company that makes a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work. Over 160 years we have built a responsible and sustainable business that respects the environment around us. Edrington is focused on sustainable practices throughout the whole process, from whisky making to our customers. The four focus areas are namely: Distilling, Packaging, Estate and the Community.
The first process in whisky making is distillation, and we aim to progress our craft to reduce the impact of distilling and sourcing of materials on nature. Barley is sourced to the highest UK Standard (FSA/SAI). Our processes are certified ISO140001 Environmental Management Accreditation. By repurposing of co-products into green energy & animal feed, we have achieved 0% waste to landfill from whisky operations. By 2030, our industry leading cask management system aims to ensure that 50% of oak is sourced from PEFC/ FSC certified suppliers to achieve carbon neutrality across our operations. Our current goals include reduction of carbon intensity by 1% per annum, transitioning to 100% green energy by 2025 and reducing procurement of Spanish Sherry cask.
Once whisky has been produced through our sustainable processes, we innovate to create prestigious, functional packaging with minimal environmental footprint. All wood, paper & board materials are sustainably sourced from FSC accredited sources, with a growing % of paper and board made from recycled materials. In addition, 90% of packaging are curbside recyclable at home. By 2025, we aim to ensure that packaging is widely recyclable & sustainably sourced, by removing single use plastic and transitioning to 100% recycled paper & board.
Edrington strives to preserve the estate, our water sources and enrich the environs of our estate to support biodiversity. We have achieved a SEPA Excellent rating for Abstraction & Return of water. By 2025, Edrington aims to restore natural flow and habitat, by removing unnatural obstructions and reducing process water use to 12.5l/lpa – 25l/lpa. We ensure that our water is sourced from natural springs flowing into the River Spey, a Site of Special Scientific Interest Land. We have also certified that 320 acres of the land are managed to sustainable standards (by Scottish Rural College – SRUC). By 2025, we aim to better manage our land on the estate, through executing a nature and wildlife strategy. This year, the Rothes House will implement a sustainable environmental management plan.
4.Community: Support communities and promote wellbeing by harnessing the power of an active mind
Finally, we support communities and promote wellbeing by harnessing the power of an active mind. Our activities include charitable giving to Moray adult learning charity (Lead Scotland), supporting an 18-month programme. By 2023, we are working towards developing partnerships aiming to provide free access to communication channels for partner adult learning charities to amplify their work in key markets.
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.)
Earth’s magnificence inspires us.
Sony strives to fulfill our Purpose to “fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology,” under our corporate direction of “getting closer to people”. We provide innovative products and content rich with Kando (emotion) based on the dream passed down from our founders to enrich people’s lives through the power of technology. Earth’s magnificence inspires us. Sony could not deliver such amazing experiences without inspiration from the world around us.
“Road to Zero” and “Green Management 2025”
Sony Group is implementing a long-term environmental plan called “Road to Zero”, which aims to reduce our environmental footprint to zero by 2050. We have been moving actively towards this goal by setting intermediate targets along the way. From 2021 to 2025, major focus areas of “Green Management 2025” include accelerating efforts in:
1) Elimination of plastic packaging for newly designed small products
Sony developed ‘Original Blended Material’, which uses plants with a short growth cycle and post-consumer recycled paper, and apply it to WF-1000XM4 truly wireless noise canceling headphones’ packaging. It received the 2022 WorldStar Packaging Awards from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
2) Introduction of recycled plastics
To reduce our use of non-renewable resources, Sony-developed SORPLAS™ with up to 99% recycled content, which has been introduced into various products. Specifically, for certain BRAVIA XR™ OLED TV models, the use of SORPLAS™ has reduced the overall virgin plastic use by approximately 60%. SORPLAS™ can be recycled several times with little loss of performance.
3) Reduction of product power consumption
In fiscal year 2020, annual energy consumption per product was 54% lower than in fiscal year 2013. For example, in the TV category, lower power consumption is achieved by using technology that automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to the surrounding environment and controls the brightness on the screen according to the video scene.
4) Introduction of renewable energy
Sony aims to use 100% renewable electricity at all business sites by 2040 and this target has been achieved in Europe and China. In South East Asia, at Sony Technology (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Chonburi factory, the solar panels installed on the rooftop generates approximately 2.7 million Kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, equivalent to a reduction of approximately 1.3 kiloton (kt) of CO2.
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