Environmental Care & Protection

Sembcorp Marine is committed to mitigating its business impact on the environment and the community. The Group aims to further enhance its service and product offering with optimal use of resources, and with minimal impact to the environment and the community.

As an endorsement of our green commitment, Sembcorp Marine was among 12 organisations from across Singapore’s maritime industry to pledge our support in promoting clean and green shipping at the inaugural Maritime Singapore Green Pledge signing ceremony in April 2011.

Our Environmental Framework


Sembcorp Marine yards adopt individualised environmental management systems adapted to the respective locations and managed by committees consisting of HSE personnel, business excellence champions and management representatives from the Group’s operations. These EMS are compliant with strict national regulations such as the National Environment Agency’s Environment Protection and Management Act and Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) Act, as well as the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act. All of its yards undergo regular external and internal audits as part of ISO 14001 Environment Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management or OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management certifications.

All employees, contractors, customers and shipyard occupiers are expected to comply with the associated policies and practices.

The key environmental areas of concerns include energy use, materials usage and waste management, water resource management, and air quality management. In these areas, the yards aim to:

  • Manage consumption of direct and indirect sources of energy used in the operations
  • Use raw materials such as steel efficiently and reduce different types of waste
  • Encourage recycling for materials including copper slag, steel scrap and paper
  • Optimise water consumption through using NEWater and other water-saving devices
  • Recuce emissions of greenhouse gases

For more information on the Group’s environmental performance, please refer to the Environmental Focus chapter of our sustainability report here.




Besides encouraging recycling and resource conservation among our employees, Sembcorp Marine continues to be actively involved in various green programmes targeted at different stakeholders.

To foster a green mindset among the young generation, Sembcorp Marine organises the annual Green Wave Environmental Care Competition for Schools. Sembcorp Marine has also supported the National Environment Agency-Mediacorp Semakau Run organised in support of several beneficiaries including the Singapore Environment Council and the Nature Society (Singapore).




The new Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard is designed with environmentally friendly and innovative features, in line with the Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

The new facility will be constructed to meet the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark certification and will utilise recyclable construction materials as well as include sustainable green features for energy efficiency, water efficiency, environmental protection and indoor environmental quality.

A Land-based Energy Management System (LEMS) has been implemented in the yard to capture and process data that assist with optimising energy consumption as well as accurate forecasting, reporting and regulation of power usage. Developed together with the Nanyang Technological University, the LEMS system extends to Phase II and its state-of-the-art steel structure fabrication workshop.


We welcome all feedback and comments on our sustainability issues and reporting at sustainability@sembmarine.com.

Learn more about our environmental performance for the year here


Code of Business Conduct

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Verification Statement

Click here for the Verification Statement on GRI Content Index of Annual Report 2014