Marina Bay Sands earns Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Standards for Venues Platinum certification

The achievement comes after Marina Bay Sands became the first venue to be awarded Gold in 2020, affirming the integrated resort’s commitment to sustainable events and operations.


Sands Expo and Convention Centre became the first venue in Singapore to become carbon neutral in 2020

Marina Bay Sands has achieved the world-class Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards for Venues Platinum certification, the highest rating possible, affirming the integrated resort (IR)’s commitment to sustainable events and operations. The achievement comes after the IR became the first venue to be awarded Gold in 2020.

The standards, developed by more than 100 industry leading practitioners, places great emphasis on environmental and social responsibility. It assesses applicants based on industry-wide requirements, such as sustainable procurement policy and waste and water management, as well as sector-specific criteria, including employee training and communication, energy management, and the attainment of EIC’s Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC).

Marina Bay Sands continues to be the highest rated venue outside the United States. The following sustainable efforts contributed to the decision to certify the venue’s Platinum rating:

  • Improving a comprehensive waste management plan that resulted in the property achieving its highest-ever recycling rate of around 27 per cent in 2021, due to an increase in treated food waste and e-waste.
  • The investments in energy saving initiatives, such as renewable energy from solar arrays across Singapore and LED lighting, helped reduce energy consumption by 14.6 per cent in 2021 compared to a 2019 baseline. 
  • Converting 98.5 per cent of its fleet of vehicles at the Convention Centre, such as Mobile Elevating Work Platform equipment, to electric.
  • Fostering a culture of sustainability amongst employees, collectively clocking over 60,000 sustainable actions, such as participating in online training and community-driven events

Since the IR opened in 2010, sustainability continues to underpin the property’s operations. Guided by its global sustainability strategy, Sands ECO360, the property incorporates best practices, cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to reduce its overall environmental impact.

The standards make Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore’s only carbon-neutral MICE venue, a triple-platinum certified venue*. Event organisers can conduct meetings and conferences that are 100 per cent carbon neutral and at no additional cost. Past clients that hosted international sustainable events at Sands Expo include the likes of Ecosperity, Schneider Electric and Singapore International Energy Week.

* Awarded by the Building and Construction Authority, the U.S Green Building Council and the Events Industry Council