The growing trend of sustainability has become an integral part of national development in Singapore. There is an increasing requirement for companies to innovate and refine their product core values to embrace environmental sustainability. Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) endorsement helps to differentiate these initiatives and gives a competitive edge to companies which offer green solutions.
The Singapore Green Labeling Scheme (SGLS) is administered by Singapore Environmental Council (SEC). Products certified with Singapore Green Label commands a seal of confidence to consumers and businesses. These initiatives differentiate truly green products from “greenwashing”.
SINGAPORE GREEN BUILDING PRODUCT (SGBP) LABELING SCHEME
Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) labeling scheme is administered by Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC). It is recognised under the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Scheme, allowing certified products to accrue additional points that count towards its eventual rating. This rating level differentiates the environmental and sustainability performance of the certified product, a testament of the product’s environmental commitment. Products will be rated and scored accordingly to the stipulated criteria. Furthermore, MLS is a registered member of SGBC and a SGBC Lab Partner.
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after 1st July 2006 must be RoHS compliant.
The presence of such restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and compound landfill pollution problems; they are also dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling. RoHS focuses on the limiting the hazardous substances that are present in applicable electronics products.
REACH is a general regulation and stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, Restriction of Chemicals. It addresses the production and usage of chemical substances along with their potential impact on human health and the environment. REACH is monitored by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and currently deals with 38 chemicals.
For companies to register their chemical substances with ECHA, they need to work together with other companies in the industry who are also registering the same substances. As such, its impact is more significant since a wider range of companies are involved, as well as the supply chain. Authorities can ban hazardous substances if the risks involved are deemed unmanageable upon evaluation.
At MLS, our team of experienced Consultants and Chemists will be glad to support your efforts to incorporate environmental sustainability considerations in your products. We take pride in understanding our customers’ needs and conduct relevant testing schemes to align with SEC, SGBC, RoHS and REACH testing requirements.
In addition to being a SAC-Singlas Accredited laboratory, we further enhanced our testing capabilities by exclusive affiliation with Marchwood Scientific Services (MSS), UK. MSS is a UKAS Accredited Laboratory specialising in sophisticated high-end laboratory analysis. For additional information or a quotation to tests relating to the various Green Initiatives,