Our Sustainability Journey
Care for our Environment
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.
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.