ChannelNewsAsia: Firms Move Towards Green Procurement

Image source: Morgue File | Credit to: lensfusion

Image source: Morgue File | Credit to: lensfusion

Companies are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their supplies procurement, and are moving towards green procurement policies and practices to show their social responsibility.

As a sustainable developer, we go beyond making our buildings environmentally sustainable. We actually operate our offices in a socially responsible manner – CapitaLand

CapitaLand is an example of an organisation that practises green procurement. The property developer ensures all its paper supplies are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC).

“As a sustainable developer, we go beyond making our buildings environmentally sustainable. We actually operate our offices in a socially responsible manner,” explained CapitaLand’s Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety Foo Peng Er.

“One common item is copier paper. Our copier paper is FSC-certified. It means that it comes from sustainably managed forests. It includes certification of its chain of custody, which ensures that its source, its process and the chain of command, custody, goes through to the end buyer. So we are confident when we see that the paper is FSC-certified,” he added.

To promote green procurement among more firms, the Environment and Water Resources Ministry is working with the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), starting with the public sector. There are also plans by the Council to eventually expand the practice to supermarkets.

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