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Sustainability-as-a-Service (SaaS) Programme

Helping Singapore companies fulfil their sustainability roadmap through standards adoption

Many local companies lack the understanding of Sustainability and the significance it has on their business. The world we live in is changing fast as we see the consequence of decades of industrialisation and growth. Especially during a global pandemic, climate and economic crisis, it is now more critical than ever for businesses to play a part in building a more sustainable and prosperous future.

As much as companies prioritise development, the challenge is often to work effectively with limited resources on the sustainability efforts without compromising daily operations.

What is Sustainability-as-a-Service (SaaS) Programme?

Today, we can see a clear business case for companies to pursue sustainable development in driving growth; address risks, and attract capital.

Supported by Enterprise Singapore, the Sustainability-as-a-Service programme helps businesses adapt to the green economy. This programme will support local companies in meeting customer and regulatory requirements through a systematic gap analysis, training, and certification approach. It will help raise awareness of new concepts and drive standards to fulfil their sustainability roadmap.

What does Sustainability-as-a-Service (SaaS) Programme support?

The company will apply for The Sustainability-as-a-Service programme directly through TÜV SÜD PSB, and it supports up to 70% of eligible costs of the following standards and services:

  • Energy Efficiency: ISO 50001:2018
    ISO 50001 is an international energy management system standard that gives organisations of any size a tool to systematically optimise energy performance and promote more efficient energy management.
  • Information Security: ISO/IEC 27001:2013
    ISO/IEC 27001 is the leading international standard that offers a well-proven framework to help companies increase information security levels whilst improving cost-efficiencies.
  • Information Security: Data Protection Trust Mark (DPTM)
    TÜV SÜD PSB can support organisations in assessing your data protection practices, following approval of application by IMDA.
  • Privacy Information Management System: ISO/IEC 27701:2019 (an extension to ISO/IEC 27001)
    ISO 27701 of ISO/IEC 27701 is a Privacy Information Management System standard that is designed to help organisations protect their personal data.
    ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is an extension of ISO/IEC 27001.
  • Business Continuity: ISO 22301:2019
    ISO 22301 is an international framework that has been developed to help businesses identify potential threats to critical business functions and design a business continuity management plan.
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP): SS 590
    The SS 590:2013 is a HACCP based locally recognized and accredited food safety management system in Singapore. Implementing SS 590 will lay the foundation for the implementation of ISO 22000 standard in future.
  • Food Safety: ISO 22000:2018
    ISO 22000 is an internationally recognized standard designed to ensure food supply chain safety worldwide, enabling organisations to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards.
  • Food Safety: FSSC 22000 v5
    The FSSC 22000 certification scheme meets the requirements of the international food sector for an independent ISO-based food safety scheme. The Food Safety Management Systems cover the processing, manufacture and handling of a wide range of foods.
  • Facilities Management: ISO 41001:2018
    ISO 41001 – Requirements with guidance for use’ was created to help facility management teams optimise efficiency across a range of areas, including procurement, operations and maintenance.
  • Asset Management: ISO 55001:2014
    ISO 55001 aims to optimise the availability and profitability of your assets throughout their lifecycle. Assets applies to all physical, financial, human as well as intangible assets irrespective of their size.
  • Anti-bribery: ISO 37001:2016
    The ISO 37001 standard is designed to help businesses combat bribery risk in their operations and throughout their value chains worldwide.
  • Water Efficiency: ISO 46001:2019
    46001 specifies requirements and contains guidance on a sustainable water management plan regarding organisational water use that results in costs savings and reduced environmental impact.
  • Forestry Stewardship Council: FSC CoC
    The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) is a nonprofit organisation that set standards for forestry practices with the aim of promoting environmentally responsible and socially beneficial forestry.
  • Security Management for Supply Chain: ISO 28000:2007
    ISO 28000 is a best practice standard for supply chain security management system and the management of its risks.

Three steps in the Sustainability-as-a-Service programme includes:

  • Step1: Digital Gap Analysis

    The applicant will go through a set of questions to understand their current management system performance and insights and analyse the gaps to be covered to achieve the certification.

  • Step 2: Training

    After realizing the gaps, The training courses aim to guide participants through the principles, requirements and practices of the chosen standard and learn how to contribute to the continuous improvement of the management system. The training courses include;

    • Awareness training - A foundational course to understand and interpret the certification scheme, clause by clause. (pre-requisite)
    • Implementer training - To equip the implementation process and the PDCA cycle in planning, improvement and performance monitoring.
    • Internal auditor course - To equip participants with the skill set to perform an internal audit on an annual basis and fulfil part of the standard requirement.
  • Step 3: Certification

    After building the necessary capabilities, a pre-certification audit will be conducted onsite by an auditor before the actual certification audit.

    • The pre-certification audit will validate your management system implementation against the standards requirements; identify gaps and areas of improvement. Any gaps identified at this stage will have to be rectified before the actual certification audit commences.
    • The actual certification will involve an auditor assessing every requirement to ensure effective implementation of the standard and continuous improvement.

     

Who can apply? 

  • Be a business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
  • Have not and will not apply through Enterprise Singapore for the Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) relating to the same service scope.
  • A first-time applicant of the certified standard.

Applications will be assessed by TÜV SÜD PSB.

  • Pre-Application

    1) Check if you qualify for the Sustainability-as-a-Service (SaaS) Programme
    2) Apply for the programme through the enquiry box above

     

  • Application

    3) Prepare the following documents provided by TÜV SÜD after enquiry:

    i. Latest ACRA search or instant information (dated no earlier than six months from date of project application). If there are corporate shareholders, please provide the information for the corporate parents as well.
    ii. Completed Declaration Form
    iii. Completed Standard Questionnaire

    4) Revert with signed quotation and payment confirmation

  • Implementation

    5) Prebook training courses
    6) Prebook audit dates - upon completion of training

     

 

Benefits of Sustainability-as-a-Service Programme

  • Enhance Competitive Edge
  • Meet customer and regulatory requirements
  • Be trained and audited by TÜV SÜD, a recognised industry leader in sustainability.
  • Help companies adopt standards through training and certification with 70% off total qualified costs supported by Enterprise Singapore through TÜV SÜD.
  • Successful applicants can make payments to TÜV SÜD only for the remaining 30% of qualified costs.
  • Illustrates Commitment to Sustainable Development in alignment to UN's Sustainability Development Goals - Your audit certificate will be printed with the achieved Sustainability Development Goals.
  • Promote accountability to the company’s management system and objectives
  • Improve internal processes and efficiency
  • FAQs
    1. What is the Sustainability-as-a-Service Grant Programme (SaaS)?
      Supported by Enterprise Singapore, the Sustainability-as-a-Service programme helps businesses adapt to the green economy. This programme will support local companies in meeting customer and regulatory requirements through a systematic gap analysis, training, and certification approach. It will help raise awareness of new concepts and drive standards to fulfil their sustainability roadmap.
    2. How is Sustainability-as-a-Service Grant Programme different from Enterprise Development Grant?
    3. Who can apply for the SaaS Programme?
      Companies keen to apply for the Sustainability-as-a-Service programme should meet these criteria:
      -Be registered and operating in Singapore
      -Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
      - Have not and will not apply through Enterprise Singapore for the Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) relating to the same service scope.
      -A first-time applicant of the certified standard
    4. What are the supportable items and/or activities under the Sustainability-as-a-Service Grant Programme (SaaS)?
      The company will apply for The Sustainability-as-a-Service programme directly through TÜV SÜD PSB, and it supports up to 70% of eligible costs of the following standards and services:

      • Energy Efficiency: ISO 50001:2018
      • Information Security: ISO/IEC 27001:2013
      • Information Security: Data Protection Trust Mark (DPTM)
      • Privacy Information Management System: ISO/IEC 27701:2019 (an extension to ISO/IEC 27001)
      • Business Continuity: ISO 22301:2019
      • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP): SS 590
      • Food Safety: ISO 22000:2018
      • Food Safety: FSSC 22000 v5
      • Facilities Management: ISO 41001:2018
      • Asset Management: ISO 55001:2014
      • Anti-bribery: ISO 37001:2016
      • Water Efficiency: ISO 46001:2019
      • Forestry Stewardship Council: FSC CoC
      • Security Management for Supply Chain: ISO 28000:2007

      1) Digital Gap Analysis: The applicant will go through a set of questions to understand their current management system performance and insights and analyse the gaps to be covered to achieve the certification.

      2) Training: After realizing the gaps, The training courses aim to guide participants through the principles, requirements and practices of the chosen standard and learn how to contribute to the continuous improvement of the management system. The training courses include;

      • Awareness training - A foundational course to understand and interpret the certification scheme, clause by clause. (pre-requisite)
      • Implementer training -
      To equip the implementation process and the PDCA cycle in planning, improvement and performance monitoring.
      • Internal auditor course -
      To equip participants with the skill set to perform an internal audit on an annual basis and fulfil part of the standard requirement.

      3) Certification: After building the necessary capabilities, a pre-certification audit will be conducted onsite by an auditor prior to the actual certification audit.

      • The pre-certification audit will validate your management system implementation against the standards requirements; identify gaps; and areas of improvement. Any gaps identified at this stage will have to be rectified before the actual certification audit commences.
      • The actual certification will involve an auditor to assess every single requirement in ensuring effective implementation of the standard and continuous improvement.
    5. Can projects with both domestic and overseas items and/or activities be supported under SaaS?
      The SaaS programme supports projects that are executed domestically and those that help companies venture overseas.
    6. When must a SaaS funded project be completed?
      Most projects undertaken by companies should be completed within 12 months upon successful grant application.
      You are advised to keep the project timeline to a reasonable duration to ensure the outcomes remain relevant in a rapidly changing economic environment.
    7. What information would I require for the SaaS application?
      You need this information to apply for the SaaS:
      i. Latest ACRA search or instant information (dated no earlier than six months from date of project application). If there are corporate shareholders, please provide the information for the corporate parents as well.
      ii. Completed Declaration Form (to be provided by TÜV SÜD)
      iii. Completed Standard Questionnaire (to be provided by TÜV SÜD)
    8. Whom can I speak with to find out more about EDG?
      You may find out more about the SaaS programme by enquiring through our web page or emailing [email protected].
    9. I have an existing project that was awarded EDG funding. Can I still apply for SaaS?
    10. My EDG application was rejected previously. Can I try again through SaaS?
      You may wish to consider why the previous application was rejected before submitting a new application. Applications that do not meet the qualifying criteria will not be supported.

      You may speak to a TÜV SÜD representative by enquiring through our web page or by emailing [email protected].

 

 

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