Fifteen companies, led by GAC Singapore, have formed Green Ally Champions (GAC), an alliance working towards greater sustainability.
It was launched at a ‘Pathway towards Decarbonisation’ workshop organised by GAC Singapore for its value chain partners with the aim of strengthening their shared commitment to two of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The workshop was supported by Global Compact Network Singapore, with a decarbonisation management session to help participants track and measure carbon emissions. Moreover, the event was held at Singapore’s first zero-energy facility, the Singapore Sustainability Academy.
Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive, Industry and Transformation from the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) shared decarbonisation initiatives for the maritime sector, and Eng Hup Shipping presented their work on maritime electrification, featuring the country’s first electric harbour craft.
The Green Ally Champions will work on sustainability initiatives supporting SDG 13 - Climate Action and SDG 17 - Partnership for the Goals.
Their commitment was sealed with the signing of a digital sustainability pledge, witnessed by the MPA’s Kenneth Lim and Daniel Nordberg, GAC’s Group Vice President for Asia Pacific & Indian Subcontinent.
The Green Ally Champions are focusing on three key initiatives, to begin with:
GAC Singapore signed up for the programme in 2022, earning the right to display the LowCarbonSG logo following successful efforts to measure and reduce its carbon footprint.
Managing Director Sofie Bager says: “The LowCarbonSG programme has been very useful in helping us track our carbon emission and identifying areas to make our operations more energy efficient. We hope to get our partners introduced to this programme so that they can start their own decarbonisation journeys.”
“The road to net zero is not easy. It must be a collective effort,” adds Sofie.
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