About SEC

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) was established in 1995 as an independently managed, non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO). We are the only recognised member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) in Singapore. The GEN is a non-profit association of leading eco labelling organisation worldwide. In 2018, SEC was granted United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) accredited environmental NGO status. We influence thinking on sustainability issues and coordinate environmental efforts in Singapore and the region. We are an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC) with tax exemption status to donors.

SEC continuously engages all sectors of the community by formulating and executing a range of holistic programmes, such as the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, Asian Environmental Journalism Awards, School Green Awards, Singapore Green Labelling Scheme, Eco-Office, Eco-Shop, Eco-F&B and Eco-Events. In addition, we continue to build a pool of committed volunteers under our Earth Helpers programme.

Our Training and Education arm provides the people, public and private sectors with the opportunity to develop awareness, knowledge, skills and tools to protect and improve our environment for a sustainable future.

We value strong partnerships with corporations, government agencies and other NGOs. These partnerships are vital for sustaining our programmes and we believe can lead to positive action and change. Over the years, SEC has given strength and direction to the environmental movement in Singapore.

Foster Lasting Environmental and Societal Values

Like our planet, SEC encompasses multiple layers of expertise, culture and character of our people and organisation.
But at the very core, our values steer us in one common direction.


Our vision is to be a trusted leader in environmental sustainability.


To foster lasting environmental and societal values that encourage and achieve environmental sustainability by:

  • Collaborating with people, industries and governments
  • Setting sustainability standards for green consumerism
  • Educating and empowering communities to lead green lifestyles
  • Promoting biodiversity in the urban environment
  • Recognising environmental excellence by individuals and organisations

We embrace the following core values :


We go the extra mile to succeed, exceed our stakeholders’ expectations and stretch our capabilities to achieve the best possible outcome every time.


We show pride, sincerity and dedication in our programmes, people and the environment.


We promote an innovative culture and attitude. We think differently and strive to apply innovative thinking and creativity to everything we do.


We meet the highest ethical and professional standards in all of our organisational endeavours and in doing so, hold ourselves accountable to our mission and to the public.


We are supportive of each other’s efforts, and work together to meet our common goals as a diverse, yet unified team. We respect all individuals and value their contributions.