Sustainability is increasingly becoming a priority globally, with more countries and corporates pledging to reduce carbon emissions towards net zero emissions. Standards play an important role in helping organisations in their sustainable practices and also to demonstrate the validity of their environmental, social and governance performance with key stakeholders such as government agencies, investors and community leaders.
The Singapore Standards Council has developed key national standards that can help organisations define the good practices for sustainable management systems, methodologies, practices and solutions. These national standards have helped Singapore organisations in building up their knowledge and capabilities in sustainability.
The “Standards Mapping Tool for Sustainable Business Practices” references the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) framework which is a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". It focuses on UN SDGs that are currently important to Singapore. For example, under UN SDG on “Zero Hunger”, national standards on food safety management systems (SS ISO 22000) and good agricultural practices (SS 675) support Singapore’s food security and promote sustainable agriculture. Another example is for UN SDG on “Climate Action”, standards such as environmental management systems (SS ISO 14001) and life cycle assessment (SS ISO 14040) which help organisations to improve their environmental performance. The mapping tool also maps new national standards in emerging areas such as robots and robotic devices (SS ISO 10218) and electrical energy storage systems (TR 71) under the relevant UN SDGs. Organisations can use this mapping tool as a guide in their adoption of sustainable practices and solutions as well as enhancing their capabilities as Singapore transits to a green economy.
Please click on the icons below to find out more about the relevant national standards that can help your organisation contribute to their sustainable practices.
Please reach out to the Singapore Standards Council at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestion of key standards to be developed to support sustainability practices in Singapore.
Please also see the mapping tools of the ISO and IEC standards to UN SDGs developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).