SINGAPORE MICE
SUSTAINABILITY
CERTIFICATION

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The Singapore MICE Sustainability Certification (MSC) was launched on 24 January 2024 to equip and certify businesses for adopting sustainable practices in events and raise sustainability standards across Singapore’s Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry.

Developed by SACEOS, with support from Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and in consultation with members and industry players, the Singapore MSC is a well-recognised initiative with a new framework that aims to reinforce Singapore’s position as a leading sustainable MICE destination.

Applicable across the MICE industry which includes event organisers, stand builders, venues (including hotels with MICE venues), food and beverage caterers, transport operators, freight forwarders, and event technology and audio visual providers, the Singapore MSC framework covers the management approach to Carbon, Waste, Energy, Water management, Social, Human resource competency and Procurement

Register your interest here and download brochure here.

How can the Singapore MSC help?

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Certification developed based on local and international standards

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Relevant for entire supply chain across the MICE industry from event organisers, venues to vendors

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Enable organisations to establish sustainability policies and initiatives to contribute to Singapore Green Plan 2030

Key Benefits of Singapore MSC

Singapore MSC Tiering

Singapore MSC Process

Timeline: Certification process without Grant takes 4-5 weeks (10-20 weeks with Grant application).

Note: This timeline is an estimate, designed to accommodate any disorganised, incomplete, or incorrect evidence that may require additional investigation or corrective action to ensure compliance with the guidelines. The timeline also depends on the certification tier.

Singapore MSC Pricing*

* Pricing Table for illustration only. Final amount payable will be subject to prevailing GST.
1 Definition of SME: At least 30% local (Singaporean or PR resident) shareholding; and Group annual sales turnover of not more than $100mil or group employment size not more than 200 employees.
2 Sectors refers to core business of the organisation e.g., a venue that is also a food caterer means they could apply for certification in 2 sectors.

WA 3:2022 Sustainable MICE – Guidelines for waste management and WA 4:2023 Sustainable MICE – Guidelines for carbon emissions management are not included in the price of the quotation.  Companies are advised to purchase their own copies of the WA3 ($25.90) and WA4 ($36.10) Guidelines.  

Singapore MICE Sustainability Briefing

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Singapore MICE Sustainability Certification

Singapore MSC Interest Form

FAQ

The Singapore MSC is a locally recognised certification certifying companies in MICE at the organisational level on environment, economic and social aspects of sustainability. The framework covers the management approach, carbon, waste, energy, and water management, social and human resource competency, and procurement.

The Singapore MSC is a scheme for event organisers, stand builders, venues (including hotels with MICE venues), food and beverage caterers, transport operators, freight forwarders, and event technology and audio visual provider.

Members or non-members of SACEOS, and those outside Singapore may register their interest via the Singapore MSC Interest Form here.

The Singapore MSC enables organisations to establish sustainability policy and initiatives to meet the Singapore Green Plan 2030’s goal and Net Zero emissions by 2050. The Singapore MSC helps organisations to grasp more business opportunities in the near future where sustainability will be a key consideration.

Organisations to submit relevant evidence and documents to the appointed certification body and undergo an audit process to comply with at least 80% of the clauses for their sector to attain the level of certification applied for.

Organisations register their interest with SACEOS. The Singapore MSC Framework will be made available to relevant applicants registering via the Singapore MSC Interest form here.

A Guide to Certification document details the certification process which will be made available to relevant applicants registering via the Singapore MSC Interest form here.

The Singapore MSC is aligned with both local and internationally recognised MICE-related sustainability frameworks and regulations, including GSTC, EIC, ISO, WA3 on Waste and WA4 on Carbon. 

For a complete listing of the referenced publications, this can be found on the Singapore MSC Framework document.

Please allow 4-5 weeks for direct application and 10-20 weeks for grant application.

Note: This timeline is an estimate, designed to accommodate any disorganised, incomplete, or incorrect evidence that may require additional investigation or corrective action to ensure compliance with the guidelines. The timeline also depends on the certification tier.

The Singapore MSC is valid for a period of 2 years. The current price for recertification is equivalent to the current price for certification. Grant funding is excluded for recertification.

Sectors refers to the core business of the organisation e.g., a venue that is also a food caterer means they could apply for certification in 2 sectors. The 7 MICE sectors covered in the MSC are: Event Organiser, Venue, Stand Builder, Food & Beverage Caterer, Freight Forwarder, Event Tech & AV Provider and Transport Operator.

Organisations may check their eligibility to apply for grant funding on a reimbursement basis on the Business Grants Portal (BGP) for funding support of up to 70% based on predefined percentages for SMEs and non-SMEs. 

Applicants will require a CorpPass account to apply on the BGP. For further detail on grant application, please contact us via the Singapore MSC Interest form here.