Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association
Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association

Event Information

Capturing Green Opportunities, and Compliance for Food

Date: 08 Sep 2023

Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: Theatrette at Level 1, Trade Association Hub (9 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609431)


Organised by: Global Sustainability Nexus (GSN)
Co-organised by: Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA)
Supported by: Singapore Food Association Alliance (SFAA), The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), SG TEch

Large buyers such as International Airlines and Hotel Chains, SATS, Fairprice, Sheng Siong, and others are requiring suppliers disclose their ESG performance. European buyers are required by law to declare ESG health of their suppliers (including Asian suppliers). On 6 July 2023, the Singapore Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee has (“SRAC”) announced sustainability reporting for non -listed entities. Major banks in Singapore and globally have started reviewing loan facilities based on ESG health of borrowers.

In response to the above, Singapore Food Association Alliance (“SFAA”) shall be announcing a
slew of major initiatives in collaboration with various partners to better prepare SMEs from the
Food Manufacturing sector to embark on ESG starting with measuring carbon footprint of operations and ESG Reporting.

Please join us for the latest updates on ESG which will likely impact your business.


1:30pm - 2:00pm | Registration

2:00pm - 2:05pm | Opening Remarks
Mr David Tan, Singapore Food Association Alliance (SFAA) Chairman, and President of Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association (SFMA)

2:05pm - 2:20pm | Overview of Sustainability Landscape
Mr. Adrian Cheok, Managing Director, Global Sustainability Nexus Pte Ltd (GSN)

2:20pm - 2:35pm | Turning Climate Ambition into Action in Singapore - Recommendations by the Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee - by The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
Ms. Samantha Ho, Senior Assistant Technical Director (Sustainability Reporting), ACRA

2:35pm - 2:50pm | Sustainability Finance Sharing - by OCBC Global Wholesale Banking, Sustainability Office
Ms. Lim Meng Leng, Executive Director
Ms. Lucy Xia, Associate Director

2:50pm - 3:35pm | Panel Discussion: Turning Climate Action into opportunities for local SMEs
1) Ms. Bong Yap Kim, Senior Technical Director, ACRA
2) Mr. David Tan, Chairman of SFAA and SFMA President
3) Mr. Yeo Zhi Han, Director, Strategic Programmes, SGTech
4) Mr. Adrain Cheok, Managing Director, GSN
Moderated by Mr. Wee Chin Chuan, Director, GSN

3:35pm - 3:50pm | Singapore Food Association Alliance's Sustainability Programme
Mr. Wee Chin Chuan, Director, GSN

3:50pm - 4:05pm | SG Tech Career Conversion Programme-Business Intelligence (ESG Reporting) for SMEs
Mr. Gary Ong, Head, Strategic Programmes (Talent), SG Tech
Mr. Wee Chin Chuan, Director, GSN

4:05pm - 4:15pm | Q&A

4:15pm | End of Programme

- Programme outline is subjected to change without prior notice.
- The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) and Singapore Exchange Regulation (“SGX Regco”) have set up a Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee (SRAC) to advise on a sustainability reporting roadmap for Singapore-incorporated companies, beyond SGX-listed companies; and to provide inputs on the suitability of international sustainability reporting standards for implementation in Singapore. You may refer to the announcement made by ACRA on 6 July 2023:

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About Singapore Food Association Alliance
Singapore Food Alliance is made up of 8 food-related trade associations, namely: Bedok Industrial Association, Meat Traders’ Association, Singapore Bakery and Confectionary Trade Association, Seafood Industries Association Singapore, Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association, Singapore Noodles Manufacturer Association, Singapore Toys and Confectionary Dealers’ Association and Woodlands East Industrial & Commercial Association.

About Global Sustainability Nexus
Global Sustainability Nexus (“GSN”) has been established by Oriel Group of Companies and industry veterans with decades of sustainable smart cities and global sustainability supply chain relationships with multi-national corporations (MNCs) particularly in fast-moving consumer goods, hospitality & hotel, aviation & aerospace, logistics & transportation, engineering & construction, banking and finance sectors.

Global Sustainability Nexus (“GSN”) and the Chairman of SFAA had engaged over the past year, exploring on a series of sustainability-related initiatives to adopt a more holistic approach to measure and track ESG-related impact on our local food SMEs, as well as getting them onboard to sustainable and responsible sourcing supply chains of major Singapore and international buyers. To kickstart our efforts, GSN and SG tech have jointly developed a CCP programme with an implementation focus on ESG reporting using technology. Moving forward, SFAA consisting of the various food related associations aims to explore developing a unique sustainability framework catered for the food sector.


Participation Fee:
SFAA Member Price - S$10 per person
Non-Member Price - S$20 per person

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