Marina Bay Sands has achieved the world-class Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards for Venues Platinum certification, the highest rating possible, affirming the integrated resort (IR)’s commitment to sustainable events and operations.
The achievement comes after the IR became the first venue to be awarded Gold in 2020, and adds to the property’s strong list of sustainability credentials, such as the LEED Platinum Green Building Certification, ISO20121 Sustainable Events Management System Certification, and Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum.
“Marina Bay Sands is honoured to have exceeded our previous Gold achievement with Platinum certification. As a responsible business operator, it is only natural for us to constantly seek new ways to reduce our environmental footprint and extend sustainable practices to event organisers. The recognition strengthens our resolve to become one of the most sustainable venues in Asia Pacific, and we hope it sets the stage for organisers and delegates alike to create more purpose-driven events in the future,” said Sridhar Kandhadai, Senior Vice President, Property Management of Marina Bay Sands.
The standards, developed by more than 100 industry leading practitioners, places great emphasis on environmental and social responsibility. It assesses applicants based on industry-wide requirements, such as sustainable procurement policy and waste and water management, as well as sector-specific criteria, including employee training and communication, energy management, and the attainment of EIC’s Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC).
Marina Bay Sands continues to be the highest rated venue outside the United States. The following sustainable efforts contributed to the decision to certify the venue’s Platinum rating:
- Improving a comprehensive waste management plan that resulted in the property achieving its highest-ever recycling rate of around 27 percent in 2021, due to an increase in treated food waste and e-waste.
- The investments in energy-saving initiatives, such as renewable energy from solar arrays across Singapore and LED lighting, helped reduce energy consumption by 14.6 percent in 2021 compared to a 2019 baseline.
- Converting 98.5 percent of its fleet of vehicles at the Convention Centre, such as Mobile Elevating Work Platform equipment, to electric.
- Fostering a culture of sustainability amongst employees, collectively clocking over 60,000 sustainable actions, such as participating in online training and community-driven events.