Climate Action

We acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activities have led to increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its resulting impact on the planet. By transforming to a greener portfolio, we aim to reduce our emissions. We endeavour to reduce our consumption of resources to minimise the impact on our natural environment.

Why this is material

The energy generation sector contributes to over one third of global emissions1. Decarbonisation of the energy sector is critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming. We recognise our role in supporting the collective transition towards a lower carbon economy, and the need to manage evolving climate-related risks and opportunities.

World Energy Outlook 2022 report

Our approach

The drive to decarbonise is our focus and priority. In 2021, we announced our brown to green transformation strategy with accompanying climate targets for the short, medium and long term.

Emissions performance and impact are integrated and tracked on various enterprise platforms including our Integrated Assurance Framework, annual budget planning as well as investment approval process. This brings about alignment of resources and attention towards achieving our goals. We work with like-minded partners to grow our renewable energy capacity and explore new technologies. We apply digital tools and engineering excellence to operate our plants optimally.

To learn more about our climate action plan and targets, please refer to our Climate Action Plan webpage.

For more information on our 2022 performance, please refer to the Decarbonisation section of our Sustainability Report.

For more information on our climate-related risks and opportunities, please refer to our Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

Our frameworks and policies

• Climate Action Plan
• Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policy
• Group Environmental Policy
• Group Internal Carbon Pricing Framework

Reference frameworks

• The Paris Agreement
• GHG Protocol
• TCFD recommendations
• Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) criteria

Why this is material

Our business activities consume resources such as fuel and water, and in turn generate waste. With resource scarcity and increased costs, the stewardship of resource use has become imperative.

Sembcorp’s material energy footprint arises from our conventional energy business where our power plants consume fuel such as natural gas and coal.

Most of our interactions with water arise from our conventional energy and water businesses. Our conventional energy assets withdraw seawater, surface water and groundwater mainly for cooling purposes with a majority returned to the environment. In our water business, our most significant water withdrawal is seawater for the production of desalinated water. Our industrial wastewater treatment facilities treat customers’ wastewater, where a portion of the treated water is reclaimed and supplied back to the customers.

Sembcorp’s most significant waste-related impact to the environment arises from our conventional energy and water businesses which generate ash and sludge during operations.

Our approach

We seek to produce more with less. We increase energy efficiency and reduce water use through operational optimisation and deployment of digital solutions to monitor and optimise asset performance. Effluent discharge is managed in compliance with relevant local environmental laws and regulations.

For waste management, we adopt the principles of prevent, reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. We seek to implement solutions that support a circular economy in our operations as well as that of our customers’. We also leverage digital solutions to monitor waste-related data and improve operational efficiency.

Our frameworks and policies

• Group HSSE Policy
Group Environmental Policy
• Group HSSE Environmental Reporting Standard
• Sembcorp Environmental Management Standard

Reference frameworks

 ISO 14001
• ISO 50001

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