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Prioritising Safety Excellence in Our Solar Business Growth

Sembcorp Solar safety personnel demonstrating the use of safety equipment

Since 2016, our solar business arm in Singapore, Sembcorp Solar, has grown to become one of Singapore’s largest renewable energy players. While Singapore’s target to produce enough solar energy to power about 350,000 homes annuallynby 2030 has presented business opportunities, this rapid growth has also highlighted new risks including exposure to pool price fluctuations, lower solar specific yields and safety risks.

To ensure the necessary risk controls were put in place, our solar operations needed to take a proactive approach to risk identification. As such, Sembcorp Solar adapted the Group HSSE management system and was certified with ISO 45001 for its occupational health and safety management system. Our solar operations also undergo regular internal and external site safety audits.

To support the upskilling of the solar industry workforce in Singapore, Sembcorp Solar also conducted safety trainings and briefings to build the safety awareness and capabilities of our contractors. In addition, Sembcorp Solar developed customised programmes to verify and monitor the implementation of our contractors’ safety management system to promote health and safety at the workplace.

As at the end of 2019, all our solar sites in Singapore have maintained a record of zero demerit points

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