The HSBC Women’s World Championship is engaging and inspiring future gamechangers 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 named the “World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility” was the first golf club in the world to join the United Nation’s Sports for Climate Action Initiative. The initiative aims to support and guide sports organisations and their communities on a path to achieving the global climate goals set out by the world leaders in the Paris Agreement.
SGC has implemented numerous environmental features such as:
1.Creation of its own bee colonies
2.Utilising rechargeable lithium batteries in golf carts
3.Banning single-use plastics from both its golf courses.
The Golf Sustainability Fund Grant by the R&A made SGC the first club in Asia able to grind down food and horticultural waster to reuse as fertiliser on its golf courses.
“Towards Greener Skies”
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, Singapore Arlines integrate key environmental, social and governance principles into strategic decisions and business operations.
With 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 reduce carbon emissions in an immediate and effective manner. At the same time, Singapore Airlines have also contributed to a greener planet in other areas, such as waste management and giving back to the communities they 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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The Road to Net-Zero: Aon’s Commitment for Emissions by 2030
In the 2020 Aon Impact Report, Aon has 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 and catastrophic impacts of climate change,” said Greg Case, CEO of Aon.
To achieve this goal, Aon’s efforts will focus on four key areas.
1) Reducing Environmental Impact in Operations and Facilities
2) Taking Action Toward Sustainable Sourcing
3) Transitioning to Renewable Energy
4) Reducing Travel
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Gentle Organics is the world’s first organic thymol-based home & personal care company believes that sustainability should be inculcated from your home.
Built on the foundation of sustainability, Gentle Organics prioritize bringing reliable and organic products to integrate eco-sustainability into the everyday lives of our consumers. Eliminating the use of chemicals and alcohol in any forms, our products will provide safer and more sustainable alternatives to consumers, all while protecting the environment.
Our Sustainability Initiatives include:
1. Products – Gentle Organics manufactures all our products under the standard of IndoCert & EcoCert, giving our consumers the highest organic standard. We only use Organic ingredients that are eventually processed into 100% natural products. This eliminates any forms of pollution from manufacturing to disposal, and enhances biodiversity, while being biodegradable. It is our commitment to give back to the Environment as well as delivering products that are formulated without the use of any chemicals.
2. Packaging – Gentle Organics ensures that the bottles themselves carry a conscience to the environment. Choosing completely recyclable materials will ensure active efforts to offset the carbon footprint.
For us to continue to live on the earth: Challenges that seek to positively impact the global environment.
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.)
As part of Accor, a global leader in the hospitality industry, Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford have been long & strong supporters of sustainability and the environment.
Both properties embrace technology adoption and innovation in their daily operations and business practices to improve efficiency of the Hotels and help alleviate negative impact on our planet. The advancement of technology and resources available today have made their vision for sustainability & a greener tomorrow a reality – the Hotels’ very own Aquaponics farm came into being in Oct 2019. This world’s first urban Aquaponics project went on to win in the Climate Action category for Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) Sustainable Hotel Awards 2020. Besides the Aquaponics farm, the Hotels have also embarked on other comprehensive green initiatives including the Eco-Wizz digester which turns leftover food into compost; going plastics-free with the elimination of plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, and replacing plastic bottled water with the installation of water systems in the South Tower rooms of Fairmont Singapore as well as in Raffles City Convention Centre.
PengWine’s Commitment to Sustainability
At PengWine, we believe in giving back to the earth that gives us the fruits of our industry. We recognize the environmental challenges of the future and are committed to sustainability. As part of our commitment and effort in reducing the environmental impact, PengWine wines are bottled with natural cork which is completely renewable and sustainable.
Cork is made from the bark of a cork oak tree, not the tree itself. Harvesting bark does not harm the tree. In fact, each time cork is harvested, cork bark regenerates itself and in doing so absorbs CO2. “Cork has been, is and will always be synonymous with sustainability, ecology and respect for the environment.”
PengWine also partners with B1G1 (Business for Good) initiative, with sustainable development goals in mind. Proceeds from sales of each bottle of PengWine has helped plant trees to support Reforestation in Borneo, provided access to solar kits for rural families, rescuing food waste in Singapore thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions and many more.
We only work with likeminded businesses who share the common goal of corporate social responsibility – sustainability. Our event partners and distributor, Amigos Y Vinos use sustainability measures such as compostable disposables (or glassware), recyclable paper boxes and gift bags etc
LEXUS ACCELERATES ITS ELECTRIFIED FUTURE WITH LF Z
With an unyielding spirit of innovation and support from buyers around the world, Lexus has continued to evolve as a luxury lifestyle brand. Lexus has delivered amazing product and brand experiences with new technologies and value since 1989.
Now, the automotive industry has entered a period of once-in-a-century transformation. In addition to the growing social mission of carbon neutrality and compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, customers’ lifestyles and values are changing and diversifying at a speed previously beyond imagination. The social environment, mobility needs, and customer lifestyle demands have evolved as part of the evolving luxury landscape. Throughout it all, Lexus continues to innovate for the benefit of society at large, as well as for our customers. Lexus will continue to respond swiftly and with careful consideration to the changing times and needs of our customers, and will strive to transform itself into a brand that exceeds customer expectations.
Our recently launched LF-Z Electrified is a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) concept vehicle that is symbolic of Lexus’s brand transformation and incorporates driving performance, styling, and advanced technology to create the future toward the realization of a hopeful mobility society.
A water-saving revolution from ECCO Leather DriTan™ technology
ECCO Leather has developed a revolutionary new water-saving technology, DriTan™, that will transform the global leather tanning industry.
Five years in the making, DriTan™ drastically reduces the amount of water required to tan leathers, allowing tanneries to operate in a more sustainable fashion. While saving approximately 20 litres of water per hide in the tannery in the Netherlands, the DriTan™ technology also produces leather which is indistinguishable from traditionally tanned leather in terms of quality, characteristics, stability and lead-time.
ECCO Leather tans 1.25 million hides per year to supply leather goods and shoes to over 2,200 ECCO shops and more than 14,000 sales points worldwide. External customers, including some of the world’s iconic luxury brands, also source materials from ECCO Leather. By introducing DriTan™ at its tannery in the Netherlands, ECCO will save more than 25 million litres of water annually, which is enough to hydrate around 9,000 people, according to the World Health Organisation’s figures.
Reducing waste water and chemicals
As a result of reduced water usage, the discharge of waste water will be equally reduced and further DriTan™ will minimise the use of chemicals. Tanneries using DriTan™ do not need to invest in new equipment or chemicals. “This process only involves what you already have at hand,” says Thomas Gøgsig, Head of Applied Research at ECCO. “You don’t have to invest in new equipment. You don’t have to look for new exotic chemicals. You just use what is already available at the tannery, only in a different way.”
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. Aligned with SDGs and to achieve sustainability, Epson aims to become carbon negative and underground resource*¹ free by 2050. 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 PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
Energy Efficient: No heat is required for printer to warm up, allowing the printer to print immediately. PrecisionCore® printheads allow for fast print speeds which help ensure higher productivity compared to the typical office laser printer.
Heat-Free Ink Ejection: Epson’s proprietary PrecisonCore® inkjet printhead technology does not use heat in the ink ejection process. This revolutionary Heat-Free printing technology means that Epson’s inkjet printers use less power and produce up to 85% less CO₂ emissions.
High-capacity Consumables: Up to 59% less replacement of consumables means less downtime and less waste for the environment.
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*1 Non-renewable resources such as oil and metals
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.
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.
At Under Armour, sustainability drives performance through innovation. Across our business practices, we strive for efficiency, accountability, and resiliency. We’re dedicated not only to making a better product, but also a better world—and to keep getting better ourselves. That dedication drives us forward and keeps us thinking beyond.
Under Armour’s Sustainability Team is one of the catalysts for creating a profitable and resilient company fiercely committed to shaping our legacy with our athletes, our teammates, and our partners. We’re primarily responsible for creating, implementing, and operationalizing policies, standards, procedures, and structures related to labor, health and safety, environment, and transparency. The team is led by the Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, who reports directly to Under Armour’s General Counsel and the Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs.
We recognize that some of the challenges we address through our Sustainability program are larger than us: they include complex and sometimes global issues that exceed the influence we can exert to solve them by acting alone. Still, we work for continuous improvement by engaging with our supplier teammates and collaborating with other committed companies and business partners who share our supply chains and are willing to face complex challenges with us. We also continue to seek sustainability partnerships that help us go further and reflect our values and goals. Our key partnerships include:
- Fair Labor Association
- Sustainable Apparel Coalition
- Environmental Fund Climate Crops