Award Structure

The Awards has 2 categories – Sustainable Business and Sustainable Solutions.

Within the Sustainable Business and Sustainable Solutions categories, 5 organisations from each of the SMEs and Non-SMEs sub-categories will be shortlisted. SMEs and Non-SMEs are distinguished in the table below

SME1 Non-SME
Standalone Entities Subsidiary of an Entity, or holders subsidiaries Standalone Entities Subsidiary of an Entity, or holders subsidiaries
Company’s annual sales turnover2 not more than 100 million
OR
Company’s employment size not more than 200 workers
Group’s3 annual sales turnover not more than 100 million
OR
Group’s employment size not more than 200 workers
Company’s annual sales turnover more than 100 million
OR
Company’s employment size more than 200 workers
Group’s annual sales turnover more than 100 million
1Enterprise Singapore (previously SPRING Singapore),
https://grantportal.spring.gov.sg/spring/Pages/SME_Eligibility_Check.aspx
2Based on last audited/reported sales turnover
3A company’s group comprises: its direct and indirect subsidiaries, holding company, ultimate holding company

For each of the sub-cateogries, 3 winners will be selected from the 5 shortlisted companies. Of these 3 winners, 1 winner may be awarded the Apex Winner* title.

* The Apex Winner title is only accorded when the judging panel unanimously agree that the winning company deserves the title based on the quality of applications for that year.

Criteria

Sustainable Business

This category recognises businesses that excel in implementing sustainable practices within their core operations.

Sustainable Business Assessment Criteria

  • Materiality
  • Sustainability vision and statement
  • Governance, Human Rights, Environment, Labour, Anti-Corruption
  • Areas of improvement

 Sustainable Solutions

This category recognises businesses that excel in developing outstanding sustainable product or service that address the sustainable needs of other businesses, the environment and society

Sustainable Solutions Assessment Criteria

  • Materiality
  • Sustainability vision and statement
  • Governance, Human Rights, Environment, Labour, Anti-Corruption
  • Areas of improvement
  • Attributes, Innovation and Impact of the Sustainable Solution

AWARD HISTORY

With the integration between Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Sustainable Development Business Group in April 2016, the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards build on both the GCNS’s Singapore Apex CSR Awards and SBF’s Singapore Sustainability Awards, which were held in commendation by the private sector in their own right. The Singapore Apex CSR Awards and Sustainable Business Awards organised by GCNS and SBF last took place in 2015 respectively.