Singapore, 3 July 2014 - Singapore’s largest business-led environmental awareness campaign, Eco Action Day, recognized six commendable organizations for their sustainability efforts in making a difference for the environment this year.
The organizer, Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, together with the supporting partners and supporters, participating organizations and the Eco Action Award winners, celebrated the achievements of the campaign at the Park Royal on Pickering today.
During the campaign review, Ms. Wong Yee Thing, Assistant Manager of Regional Environmental Management Group of Ricoh Asia Pacific announced the achievements of this year’s campaign.
2014 marks the highest record of both the corporate and individual pledges made since the campaign’s first launch in 2007. A record total of about 180 organizations participated in this green movement where majority of them are Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Corporation. More than 280 like-minded individuals also showed their support by making individual pledges and adopting green habits in their daily lives this 5th June. All in all, estimated 185,380kg of carbon emission has been saved in this one-day affair.
Eco Action Day Awards took center stage at the post event ceremony. The award winners, each in its unique area, walked away with their well-deserved recognitions.
The list of the Award Winners is as follows:
Most Creative Eco Award – BuildVision Consulting
Most Inspiring Eco Award – Global India International School Queenstown
Most Fun Eco Award – CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace
Most Effort Eco Award – Orchid Park Secondary School
Best Eco Practices Award – Keppel Land Limited
Best Eco Practices Award (Merit) – Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
Towards the end of this year’s Eco Action Day Campaign, Mr. Nobuaki Majima, Managing Director of Ricoh Asia Pacific, applauded the record participation in the campaign, saying, “We are really delighted with the achievement, as it shows that more organizations are taking the green walk seriously and becoming more conscious that what they are doing will eventually impact the environment. Eco Action Day is not just about one organization or one person’s effort, and it is definitely not just about Ricoh. It is everyone’s effort and support that make this happen. Let us not just stop here. Let’s continue to sustain this move and spread the message across to more organizations and more people.”