Date Published: 12 Oct 2009
Three outstanding pacesetters in sustainable development will be receiving
the President's Award for the Environment from President S R Nathan
today. They are Commonwealth Secondary School, National Youth Achievement
Award (NYAA) Council and STMicroelectronics Private Limited.
2 The award is the highest accolade in Singapore that recognizes individuals,
organizations and companies for their significant contributions to Singapore's
efforts in achieving environmental sustainability.
3 Commonwealth Secondary School is a leader in environmental education
programmes amongst schools in Singapore. Designated as the West Zone Centre
of Excellence for Environmental Education, the school is among the first
to introduce a structured programme for environmental education. Its efforts
have produced students with a keen interest in green issues, and some have
become good environmental stewards both in school and the community. Commonwealth
Secondary will be the first school to receive this prestigious award from
4 The National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Council has been engaging
and educating youths on the importance of environmental protection and
nature conservation since 1992. The council has built up a strong network
of youths, most notably from its Gold Award Holders Alumni (GAHA), many
of whom have demonstrated passion and stewardship in the environmental
5 STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd, the world's fifth largest semiconductor
company, is a forerunner in embracing sustainable business practices and
promoting environmental protection to its stakeholders. By the early 1990s,
the company had made voluntary environmental reporting an integral part
of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. The company has made significant
investments in environment-related projects, achieving impressive results
in energy, water and resource conservation. STMicroelectronics will be
the first MNC to receive this prestigious award from the President.
6 The Award Ceremony will take place at The Istana on 13 October evening.
About 120 guests from the people, public and private sectors are expected
to attend the event.
For more information, please visit http://www.mewr.gov.sg/presidentsaward
12 OCTOBER 2009
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES