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SEC and UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 world leaders adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals –a shared blueprint for advancement of a sustainable, inclusive and just society by 2030. As a commitment to robust assessment and implementation of the goals, Singapore was amongst 47 member states to submit itself for a Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in September 2018.

As a leading environmental NGO in Singapore, SEC believes we have a part to play in contributing towards progress of the goals through its standards-setting, consumer action and training & education initiatives. By administering the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme and Eco Certification schemes in Singapore, SEC seeks to enable green consumerism by championing thought leadership on a range of environmental issues and to bridge existing awareness-action gaps in the ecosystem by fostering business and consumer action through strategic collaboration across the public-private-people (3P) sectors. To drive capability-building efforts, SEC through its training & education activities seek to imbue students and industry professionals like with the know-how critical for the transition towards a circular economy.

*According to reports, implementation of the SDGs have the potential to deliver $12 trillion in economic benefits and the creation of 380 million jobs by 2030. To tap into these opportunities, SEC’s work would be guided by the following global goals as it seeks to partner its stakeholders in responding to the urgent call for global action:

Pillars 9 SDG(s)

  • Driving Awareness on Sustainability Issues #4
  • Empowering Business and Consumer Action #6, #7, #12, #13, #14, #15
  • Fostering Strategic 3P Collaborations #16, #17

Footnote:

* Better Business Better World’ by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission

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•  Subsidy is only applicable to business entities registered and operating in Singapore, with a minimum of 30% local shareholding.

•  Participants must be nominated by their company as the company’s representatives for participation in this course.

•  Companies will be supported for 70% of the costs of up to 3 company representatives.

•  Each individual will only be supported once for participating in any of the Enterprise Sustainability Programme – Sustainability Courses^

•  Company is liable to make full payment for the course fees if the company or participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course

 

^The first series of Enterprise Sustainability Programme – Sustainability Courses is offered by Singapore Environment Council, Global Compact Network Singapore, and PwC Singapore. You may refer here for the list of courses under the series.