Promoting Responsible Environmental Practices
As the port authority, MPA strives to promote and ensure environmentally-friendly shipping and port activities in the Port of Singapore, one of the busiest ports in the world.
Singapore’s strong commitment to environmentally-friendly shipping and port activities is underscored by the country being compliant with environment regulations set by national and global bodies, such as being a party to all the Annexes of the International Maritime Organisation’s MARPOL convention, consistent application of environment standards and investment in green initiatives and technology.
Singapore’s efforts were recognised at the 24th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Jun 2010 when the Port of Singapore bagged the inaugural ‘Best Green Service Provider – Seaport’.
MPA also drives maritime research and development in clean technologies in partnership with tertiary institutions and the industry, supported by MPA’s Maritime Innovation and Technology Fund.
Maritime Singapore Green Initiative
The Maritime Singapore Green Initiative was launched by MPA in 2011 to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and related activities and to promote clean and green shipping in Singapore. It is a comprehensive initiative comprising three programmes – Green Ship Programme, Green Port Programme and Green Technology Programme. MPA pledged to invest up to $100 million over a period of five years in the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative.
For more details, please refer to the following link - http://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/maritime-singapore/green-efforts/maritime-singapore-green-initiative
MPA promotes resource conservation and environmental awareness among our employees.
On-going initiatives to raise environmental awareness amongst our employees include disseminating environmental tips through email blasts and placing recycling bins prominently within the office premises.
MPA has been awarded the ECO Office Green Label Certification by Singapore Environment Council in December 2011.
The CARE Team helped remind our people to practice recycling and energy conservation at work. In addition to sending out email on environmental issues, the CARE Team organised a visit to the Veolia Environmental Services Tuas Material Recovery Facility in June 2011.
MPA has chosen to expand the 2014 Annual Report to include our Sustainability efforts aligned to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 comprehensive guidelines. As a stretch goal and to set ourselves as the benchmark for best practices in both the public sector and the Maritime industry, the report also attempts to adhere to the principle based International Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework to be MPA’s first Integrated Report <IR>.