Green plan: Low-carbon, low-waste
Green plan

Low-carbon, low-waste

Photo: Sands Expo

The MICE Sustainability Roadmap, launched by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), sets out clear targets and strategies to raise sustainability standards across Singapore's MICE industry over the next few years. The roadmaps are guided by the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. The MICE Sustainability Roadmap lists specific targets to position Singapore as one of the most sustainable MICE destinations in Asia Pacific: First is, to develop a set of sustainability standards by 2023 that the industry can readily apply and aim to be internationally recognised by 2024. For all six purpose-built MICE venues and 80% of SACEOS members to obtain internationally or nationally recognised sustainability certification – or both – by 2025.

„It is imperative that Singapore's MICE industry evolves to meet the growing demand for responsible business travel“
Dr Edward Koh, Singapore Tourism Board
And: For the Singapore MICE industry to start tracking waste and carbon emissions by 2023, to reduce waste as aligned with the Singapore Green Plan by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the national net-zero target. Dr Edward Koh, executive director for conventions, meetings and incentive travel at the Singapore Tourism Board and co-chair of the MICE Sustainability Committee said: "It is imperative that Singapore's MICE industry evolves to meet the growing demand for responsible business travel." Singapore's MICE Sustainability Roadmap will ensure that MICE players forge ahead in pursuing attainable and relevant sustainability goals that are tracked at appropriate milestones, with STB and SACEOS leading the charge and providing support as needed.
The MICE Sustainability Roadmap was launched at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the first carbon-neutral MICE venue in Singapore, and in partnership with Climate Impact X and Unearthed Productions to ensure a low-carbon and low-waste event.

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