What is the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards?
The Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards represents the most prestigious form of recognition for companies in Singapore on Corporate Sustainability. The Awards recognise organisations that have demonstrated excellence in sustainability, and highlight standards for those aspiring to better their sustainability practices.
Who is the organiser?
The Awards is organised by Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) who is the local chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest Corporate Sustainability initiative. It is also the national body responsible for promoting Corporate Sustainability in Singapore.
What is the difference between the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards, GCNS Singapore Apex CSR Awards and SBF Singapore Sustainability Awards?
The main difference is in the judging criteria between the three awards. Both the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards and Singapore Apex CSR Award are by Global Compact Network Singapore, while the Singapore Sustainability Award was organised by the Singapore Business Federation. In 2016, the Awards by both organisations merged and it became the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Award. The first run of the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Award took place in 2016.
Who can apply?
The Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards are open to companies registered in Singapore who have exceptional practices in sustainability and/or sustainable solutions. The Awards is further subdivided into Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Non-SMEs category.
|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|
When is the deadline?
The deadline is on 31 July 2018, Tuesday.
How can I apply?
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How do I submit my application form?
Can I participate in both Sustainable Business and Sustainable Solutions categories?
The applicant can only participate in one award category.
Is there any entry fee?
No, application for the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Award is free.
How will the entries be judged?
At the preliminary round, the Knowledge Partners and GCNS will review all entries. The five shortlisted applicants based on the highest mean score from each sub-category will proceed to the final judging phase. In the final judging, 5 esteemed judges from the business community, academia and government will judge the final presentation. To find out more about the judges profile, please click
If I have participated in previous Awards, am I eligible to take part again?
Immediate past winners are not allowed to participate in the same category they were awarded. However, you may participate in another category.
Please also note that a company can only be accorded the “Apex Winner” title once. If your company has attained the Apex Winner title before, the highest title that you may be awarded is “winner” for the following years”
I have some questions regarding my application. Who can help me?
We will be conducting a briefing session in mid-May 2018 at the SBF Center. We encourage all interested applicants to attend the session to find out more. To RSPV for the briefing session or if you have any queries, please email Ms. Alyssa Teo at
email@example.com or Ms. Soma Biswas at
What are the key timeline that I need to be aware of?
|Now till 29 June 2018||Call for applications|
|July 2018||Preliminary assessment and shortlisting of finalists|
|July 2018 to mid-August 2018||Site Visits|
|Mid-August 2018 to mid-September 2018||Final Judging|
|13 November 2018||Awards presentation at the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards Gala Dinner|
As a client of KPMG’s Sustainability Advisory Service and/or Frost and Sullivan’s Sustainable Solutions Advisory Service, can I still participate in the Awards as they are both on the judging panel?
Yes you can. However, the judges from these 2 advisory service providers will not participate in the final judging. This is to avoid situations where there is a conflict of interest or biases, if any. The judging will be done by the other judges for the respective category.
When and where will the Awards presentation be held?
The Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards presentation will be held on 13 November 2018. Venue to be confirmed.