To enable the Singapore MICE industry to reduce its environmental impact and align with national sustainability targets, Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) worked with more than 20 public and private stakeholders in the MICE value chain to develop a set of guidelines for waste management.

SACEOS and the Singapore Standards Council (SSC), which is overseen by Enterprise Singapore, launched the new Workshop Agreement (WA), known as WA 3 Sustainable MICE – Guidelines for waste management, on 7 March 2023.

Applicable to MICE events with 50 or more attendees, WA 3 provides specific guidelines for various MICE stakeholders, including event organisers, venues, event builders, food and beverage providers and exhibitors. These include setting waste management goals and reducing specific types of waste through a reduce, reuse, and recycle approach. 

The new guidelines are in line with the Singapore MICE Sustainability Roadmap which was launched on 1 December 2022. WA 3 referenced both international and national standards to help the industry organise greener events through practical guidelines and industry best practices. The guidelines are also aligned with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which calls for a 30% reduction in waste sent to landfills by 2030.

WA 3 aims to support the sustainable transformation of the MICE industry and position Singapore as one of the most sustainable MICE destinations in Asia Pacific, and a preferred destination choice for holding green events.