In February 2014, Marina Bay Sands added another achievement in the area of sustainability by becoming the first MICE facility in South East Asia to obtain the ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management System certification. This milestone demonstrates the integrated resort’s commitment to integrating its business operations with sustainable practices, boosting its competitive edge and helping its clients, partners, and stakeholders adopt responsible environmental and social practices.
ISO 20121, an international standard launched at the 2012 London Olympics, is designed to help improve sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle. The certification process required the integrated resort to consider internal and external stakeholders’ opinions in enhancing its sustainability programme. It also integrated the event management system into its daily operations, taking into consideration social, environmental and economic aspects. A strong monitoring and reporting system is also put in place and will be continually reviewed and improved upon to maintain programme integrity.
More recently, on 22 May, Global Initiatives and MCI were presented with the prestigious IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development held in Singapore in November 2013. Marina Bay Sands was proud to have played an important role in producing the Responsible Business Forum as a leading sustainable event venue for the forum.
Led by Las Vegas Sands’ global sustainability strategy – Sands ECO360°, Marina Bay Sands integrated sustainability from the beginning of the design and construction of its property. It can be seen that going green is certainly more than a concept to Marina Bay Sands and we are going green for the long haul.
In addition to being the first venue in Singapore to be ISO 20121 certified, Marina Bay Sands is also the single largest building in Singapore to be conferred the Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in 2012 and the first venue outside of the U.S.A. to receive the Apex/ASTM Level 1 certification for sustainable meetings in 2013.