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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:

    01 Apr 2024 to 02 Apr 2024
  • Registration Period:

    01 Mar 2024 to 18 Mar 2024
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM,
    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 $19.44 $91.44
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $504.00 $19.44 $235.44
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $504.00 $19.44 $233.28
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2 $648.00 $19.44 $91.44
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $64.80 $784.80

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. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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