Established in 1995, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit, non-government organisation, and institution of public character that nurtures, facilitates and co-ordinates environmental causes in Singapore. The Council is also an approved charity that can offer tax exemption to donors.
SEC reaches out to the public through its educational, community and industrial arms. Each arm provides a range of holistic programmes that raises awareness of the natural environment and promotes a greater sense of environmental responsibility.
Some of SEC's more prominent programmes include the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, Project Eco-Office, Schools' Green Audit Awards and the Singapore G1. In addition, SEC also boasts a strong pool of volunteers who translate awareness into action.
Since its inception, SEC has built strong partnerships with corporations, government agencies and other non-government organisations (NGOs). These partnerships are vital for sustaining environmental programmes that eventually lead to positive action and change. Over the years, SEC has given strength and bearing to the environmental movement here.
As the most eminent green organisation in Singapore, SEC is often regarded as the umbrella organisation for many other environmental NGOs. The Council also sees itself as a catalyst to individual responsibility and action. It spearheads and co-ordinates national projects and leads island-wide responses to major environmental challenges.
The SEC aims to be the preferred non-government organisation partner for communities, businesses and governments to achieve best-in-class sustainable city development in Singapore and beyond.
To create a lasting impact on climate change by collaborating with people, industries and governments to encourage and achieve sustainable urbanisation.
- To set new sustainability standards for urban development
- To educate and empower communities to lead green lifestyles
- To conserve biodiversity in the urban environment