MICE Sustainability Certification (MSC)
programme is an initiative by SACEOS.
It is recognised that sustainability is the
current trend and will be here to stay
given the issues we are facing with
global warming. SACEOS saw the
increase in organisations attempting to
practice sustainability, be it in their day
to day office operations, or at the
events. The results were however mixed.
To further raise awareness and encourage our industry to practice sustainability, SACEOS formed the Sustainability sub-committee in 2012 and officially launched the MSC programme in July 2016.
These were all done to heighten the general awareness of how sustainability can aid to address the issues of global warming, but also how it can further align our businesses with industry trends and as a result, to gain more business.
Although there is an existing ISO standard for sustainability practices, significant amount of time, manpower and finance resources are required to put through the application. 90% of Singapore’s economy is made up of SMEs and we recognise that it can be a challenging task for them to attain the ISO accreditation.
Thus, SACEOS developed the MSC programme to help organisations with limited resources to attain a locally recognised certification for sustainability.
Developed based on the Sustainability Guidelines which was first launched by the Singapore Tourism Board in 2013, the criteria of the MSC programme is aligned with the government’s sustainability plan. Currently SACEOS is offering this certification to local and foreign companies who are organising shows in Singapore in 2 certification tiers – Basic and Intermediate for 9 business sectors in the MICE & Events industry:
& Convention Organiser