Sustainability Journey 5

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Our Sustainability Journey

Focus on Sheng Siong becoming a household name and their 5 key pillars – Business Excellence, Care for our Customers, Care for our Employees, Care for the Community, Care for the Environment
Each pillar represents Sheng Siong’s commitments to create a sustainable and positive impact in the business, the workplace, the community and the environment.
Please refer to our annual Sustainability Report for more information.
About Us > Our Sustainability Journey

Care for our Environment

The pressing call for greater attention to environmental issues rings loud and clear. As the custodians of this generation and the next, we take initiatives to review and moderate our environmental impact, and to help foster an environmentally-conscious mindset amongst society at large. With only one Earth between us, it’s up to us to play our part for a sustainable living space.
As one of the largest retailers in Singapore, we believe that we also have a part to play when it comes to tackling climate change. In line with the Sustainable Singapore goals, we look at how we can conserve resources and reduce our carbon footprint.

Renewable Energy

In 2013, solar panels spanning an area of about 11,000 square meters were installed on the rooftop of our Mandai Link Distribution Centre. When commissioned in 2014, it was the largest single photovoltaic system in Singapore, with a capacity of 1,200 kilowatts-peak.

Our proactive effort to be environment-friendly was recognised when we were conferred the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) Solar Pioneer Award in late 2013.

E-Waste Recycling

Since July 2021, Sheng Siong has supported the nation’s E-waste Recycling scheme by setting up in-store collection for the consumer electrical and electronic products that we sell i.e. battery and light bulbs. Shoppers may deposit their E-waste conveniently at our stores and play a part in recovering valuable and scarce materials from E-waste, which would otherwise be thrown away.

Disposable Carrier Bag Charge

Since July 2023, we have supported the nation’s Disposable Carrier Bag Charge initiative, by charging 5 cents per bag at our supermarkets. This is a concerted effort to encourage our customers to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bags) and reduce the use of disposables.

Conserving Resources

We adopt the 3Rs “reduce, reuse, recycle” principle in the management of our resources. We monitor and measure the usage of our resources and waste streams because we believe that through conserving precious resources, we not only contribute to a more sustainable environment but also reduce costs and create better value for our stakeholders.

Tackling an Array of Environmental Issues

From packaging waste to food waste, water conservation to energy conservation, and sustainable sourcing, these huge and complex issues that we have responsibilities towards cannot be solved on our own. The supermarkets often become the centre of attention because of the high visibility of our business. However, our good business sense tells us that it is not only fundamental to be kind to our environment but any amount of waste reduced, any volume of water saved, and any amount of energy conserved, all translates to cost savings for our business and higher returns for our stakeholders.

Everyone has a role to play in our fight against climate change. It is paramount that we as a nation build collective actions towards protecting the environment.