Resorts World Sentosa earns top sustainability rating

The integrated resort is the world’s first venue to achieve the platinum level for EIC’s 2022 Sustainable Event Standards Certification.

Resorts World Sentosa aims to become a carbon-neutral destination by 2030.
Resorts World Sentosa aims to become a carbon-neutral destination by 2030.

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore has achieved the highest possible rating with regards to the Events Industry Council (EIC) 2022 Sustainable Events Standards (SES), which recognises those organisations with significant and measurable environmental or social performance.

The integrated resorts says being awarded the Platinum Level certification is testament to its sustained effort to achieve advanced sustainability performance for its MICE operations in accordance with internationally recognised standards.

The EIC’s standards were expanded in June to include a stronger focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and climate actions such as renewable energy and innovation, following extensive consultations with more than 300 leading practitioners.

RWS was recognised for a number of initiatives, including its investment in the RWS-NIS ‘Living Laboratory’, a research and collaboration effort to advance marine science, protect Singapore’s rich biodiversity and develop innovative decarbonisation solutions to address real world issues.

The property has also committed to quadrupling its renewable energy capacity with the installation of new solar panels at 11 sites on its premises, which already hosts one of the largest solar photovoltaic systems in Singapore’s hospitality sector.

Its efforts on the waste and recycling front include achieving a waste to landfill diversion rate of over 20% and recycling across 10 waste streams including plastic, paper and horticultural waste, while it is also fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, having been listed on Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index since 2021.