About the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards
The Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) is one of the most prestigious environmental award in Singapore and the region. Launched in 1997 to recognise overall environmental stewardship by organisations, 97 awards have been given out since its inception. The SEAA is in support of the Sustainable Singapore Movement www.sustainablesingapore.gov.sg, which seeks to rally and inspire everyone to do their part and take action towards environmental stewardship. It is through ground-up projects and involvement of the community and partners that will move us towards a truly Sustainable Singapore.
The criteria for the SEAA focuses on assessing the leadership displayed by the company, the real environmental improvements made as well as the ability of an organisation to establish procedures, train staff and innovate in order to achieve breakthroughs in environmental performance. This is also in line with the Sustainable Singapore’s theme of ‘A Leading Green Economy’.
Companies that are recognised by the SEAA join an elite pool of organisations from the region that have affirmed their commitment to environmental excellence and protection of the natural environment. The 2017 awards ceremony was held at Regent Hotel on 13 October 2017, where Mr Masagos Zulkilfi, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, graced the event as Guest-of-Honour. Winners of the SEAA 2017 included Orient Overseas Container Line, Pan United Concrete Pte Ltd, SystemNix Technologies Pte Ltd, Sunseap Group Pte Ltd, Dunman High School, North West Community Development Council, Housing & Development Board, Hydroemission Corporation Pte Ltd and Chemfab Alkalis Ltd.
In 2017, together with knowledge partner KPMG, the Singapore Environment Council launched the inaugural SEC Annual Conference 2017. Themed “Ethical Consumerism – Our Responses”, the conference aimed to raise awareness of ethical consumerism and how businesses respond to remain sustainable. It also sought to facilitate the sharing of best practices, and encourage cross-sector collaboration in encouraging ethical consumerism.