3rd Aug 2010 - Samwoh Crowned Top Achiever in SEAA 2010
Samwoh crowned Top Achiever in Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2010
Samwoh Corporation was crowned a Top Achiever in the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2010 (SEAA 2010) on 3rd August at the Singapore Green Summit 2010.
Going the extra mile out of choice and not compulsion, Samwoh "represents an emerging breed of green companies," said the chairperson of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), Ms. Isabella Loh, at a ceremony held yesterday at the Shangri-La Hotel.
The Guest of Honour, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, handed out the award.
Samwoh wowed the judges with its use of recycled materials to produce concrete and green products for road maintenance, helping to address concerns of waste build-up.
The award, in its 14th year, is one of the most prestigious environmental awards in Singapore, and the selection of a winner is based on a holistic assessment of the company, including its overall management systems, performance, environmental initiatives, and awareness within an organization. The focus is on the leadership displayed by the company, the environmental improvements made, as well as the ability of the company to establish procedures, provide training to employees, and to innovate, in order to achieve environmental breakthroughs.
"We are really proud and honoured to receive such a prestigious award as the SEAA 2010. As a Singaporean company that has been around for more than 35 years, we have always believed in doing our part to be socially responsible to the environment and also our future generations. This award has made all our efforts worthwhile and we will strive harder to promote recycling and green concepts in all our businesses," said Mr. Elvin Koh, Managing Director, Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd.
The Awards are jointly organized by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and the Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation (SMa), with the support of the National Environment Agency (NEA).