Singaporean companies are showing a greater commitment to sustainable construction practices, with three honored at this year’s Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, held by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). The awards are designed to reward companies showing innovation in more efficient techniques and materials, and taking big steps to reduce waste. The focus is on leadership and tangible beneficial results, reflecting companies’ ability to implement sustainable procedures and methods at all levels throughout the organization.

In previous ceremonies, only one company received an award per year.

The local branch of multinational Gammon Construction implemented a number of ecologically efficient initiatives, including an in-house system similar to carbon trading, plus other energy and water saving programs at construction sites and their own offices. Green products supplier Samwoh was awarded for reducing waste with recycled and environmentally friendlier materials in concrete and road maintenance, while eco-hotel Siloso Beach Resort received a gong for maintaining the natural heritage of its setting.

sources: Singapore Environment Council & the Straits Times