Environmental Sustainability

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.


Our Environmental Framework



Sembcorp Marine is committed to reducing the impact of its business on the environment. The Group’s Environmental Policy guides the monitoring, management and reduction of operational impact on the environment. It addresses group-wide leadership and accountability, communication, legislative and regulatory documentation, risk and change management as well as performance review of environment-related topics.

The 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 the use of reclaimed water and other water-saving devices
  • Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

The Group’s environmental performance can be found in the Environmental chapter of our latest sustainability report here.

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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 Group’s new-generation Tuas Boulevard Yard is designed to maximise energy efficiency. Facilities in this yard are arranged to minimise the need for diesel and are fitted with environmentally-friendly lighting, utilities and power systems. A land-based energy management system enables the optimisation of energy management and conservation.

In exploring the use of cleaner sources of energy with reduced carbon footprint, Sembcorp Marine signed an agreement with the SP Group in November 2017 to develop a Digital Energy-saving System that harnesses solar energy from 4.5 megawatt-peak rooftop solar panels. To be installed at the Tas Boulevard Yard’s state-of-the-art steel fabrication workshop, the solar rooftop will reduce the workshop’s peak reliance on the national grid by as much as 30% during work load. The digital energy-saving system will also feature energy storage capabilities, energy sensors and a real-time digital platform to optimise energy usage throughout the yard. Read more 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).


Learn more about our environmental performance for the year here

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