The Singapore Green Plan 2030 (Green Plan) is a movement to advance Singapore’s national agenda on sustainable development. It strengthens Singapore’s commitments under the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement, allowing the nation to achieve net zero emissions aspiration by 2050.

Educate your employees

Businesses can contribute to the Green Plan by practicing sustainability in their operations. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by educating your staff on the importance of reducing our personal carbon footprint. One of the goals of the Green Plan is to reduce the waste sent to landfill by 30% by 2030. Encourage your staff to recycle and reuse where possible. A morale-boosting incentive will be to provide all staff members with a company-branded water bottle that they can use instead of buying plastic water bottles every day, that contribute to landfill waste. Provide recycling bins at your workplace and educate staff on the correct way to recycle.

Incorporate sustainability goals into your business plan

For long-term strategic consideration, incorporate sustainability goals into your long-term business plan. There are many initiatives by the government to encourage businesses to be more environmentally friendly. The Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) programme by the National Environment Agency is a partnership programme for companies who wish to be more energy efficient. Under this partnership, companies will work towards adopting in-house energy management systems (EnMs) at the organisational level to measure, manage and improve energy efficiency continuously and systematically. Companies which are a part of the EENP programme can leverage the Energy Efficiency Fund (E2F) which provides funding for energy-related projects. An example of an initiative under the fund is companies receiving up to 50% off on energy-efficient equipment or technologies.

Make the smart switch to EVs

A major step that companies can take towards lowering their carbon footprint is making the smart switch to Electric Vehicles (EV). The best part is that switching to EVs is not just that it is more sustainable for the environment, it is also financially more sustainable for your business in the long run. With the price of oil, a non-renewable energy source, continuing to increase, it is a no-brainer to switch to a more sustainable solution. EVs use lesser to no fuel with batteries being able to charge even with a home charging unit at a fraction of the cost. Another consideration is the upkeep of EVs. As EVs have fewer moving parts, the cost of maintaining the vehicle is lower. Due to the nature of EV vehicles, they are more low maintenance than traditional petrol or diesel-powered cars. Lesser maintenance and repairs mean fewer interruptions to your business operations.

Making the switch to EV for businesses is easy with Pan Pac. Lease an EV van or a light-good vehicle (LGV) with Pan Pac. Our flexible lease terms give you the opportunity to understand how EVs can help your business before committing to them long-term. Contact our team to learn more about EVs for your business.