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Sustainability Made Easy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Topic:Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    16 Hours / 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training)
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Course Introduction:

This course is designed to introduce Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the different components of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements of the various ESG international standards. SMEs will be able to establish their baseline ESG through the use of standard templates and automated solution.

Course Objective

This course introduces participants to the different components of the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements and reporting standards In particular, it will guide those who are tasked with ESG and sustainability responsibilities to develop a baseline ESG policy, data collection, analysis and reporting through pre-created templates, automation and visualisation tools through SP Business Innovation Centre’s (BIC) sustainability solution.

Course Outline

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Prepare a sustainability report in accordance to standards, frameworks and guidelines.                                                             
  2. Assess materiality affecting decisions, actions and performance of an organisation in sustainability reporting.

Topics to be covered

  1. Identify the different components of ESG requirements and reporting standards 
  2. Develop an ESG overview policy
  3. Identify the key components of Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption and develop a baseline policy 
  4. Identify other essential social concerns and develop a baseline social policy
  5. Identify the key requirements of green procurement and develop a baseline policy
  6. Examine the carbon emission footprints within the organisation and data collection approaches
  7. Develop a sustainability report 
  8. Establish a baseline ESG system through data collection, analysis and reporting utilising pre-created templates, automation and visualisation tools.

Minimum Requirements

Basic English Proficiency

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Business Development Executive / Sales Executive / Marketing Executive / Procurement Executive / Sustainability Associate or Sustainability officer

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $720.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $648.00 $17.28 $89.28
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $504.00 $17.28 $233.28
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $504.00 $17.28 $233.28
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2 $648.00 $17.28 $89.28
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $57.60 $777.60

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here

² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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