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Sembcorp's Joint Venture in Australia Wins Frost & Sullivan Waste Management Company of the Year Award

August 28, 2009

- Award recognises the company’s excellence in waste management, including its progressive application of waste-to-resource technologies

Sembcorp’s joint venture in Australia, SITA Environmental Solutions (SITA), has won the inaugural Award for Waste Management Company of the Year, announced at the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Awards Banquet, held in Singapore on August 20.

SITA was selected by Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consultancy, for the award given its excellence in waste management and treatment, and its active application of progressive technologies in areas such as waste-to-resource.

Said SITA’s, Managing Director, Mr Eric Gernath, “SITA is honoured to be acknowledged as the Waste Management Company of the Year. It provides a clear message that SITA’s commitment to developing sustainable and innovative advanced resource recovery practices is the Asia-Pacific benchmark for all recycling and waste management companies operating in this region.”

Mr Tang Kin Fei, Group President and CEO, Sembcorp Industries said, “We would like to congratulate the team at SITA for winning this prestigious award. As a proud shareholder in SITA, Sembcorp is happy to support this sustainable business. In particular, its application of waste-to-resource technologies is very much in line with Sembcorp’s own strategic focus for the sector.”

The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Award – now in its fourth consecutive year – is an annual affair recognising outstanding performance by companies within this dynamic region. The nominees, and recipients, of this Award represent the best of the best of the industry in the Asia Pacific region.

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SITA Environmental Solutions, a joint venture between Sembcorp Environment and SUEZ Environnement, provides weekly services to over 43,000 commercial and industrial clients and more than 2.98 million households across Australia.

SITA’s services include domestic, commercial & industrial waste collection; waste assessments; resource recovery and recycling options; processing of organic materials into compost; renewable energy facilities; hygiene services; waste treatment; and product destruction.

More information on SITA’s services can be obtained at www.sita.com.au


Sembcorp Industries Ltd is a leading utilities and marine group. The Group provides energy, water and centralised utilities to industrial and other customers in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Asia and the Middle East. It is a global leader in marine and offshore engineering and also a provider of environmental and industrial park management services in the region. Sembcorp has total assets of over S$9 billion and employs more than 7,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, Sembcorp is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and several MSCI indices.

Sembcorp recognises that there is a global need to create a waste management system that treats waste as a resource and not a burden.  It actively applies a waste-to-resource approach in its global operations. Examples of this approach include its 35-megawatt biomass power plant in the UK that uses recycled wood as well as forestry discards for fuel, as well as the group’s water reclamation operations in Singapore.

Note to Editors:
Following a company rebrand, please refer to the company as “Sembcorp” (with “S” in upper case and “c” in lower case), or “Sembcorp Industries” in full. Please also note that “Sembcorp” is not an abbreviation of “Sembawang Corporation” but a brand name in itself, and it is therefore incorrect to refer to our company as “Sembawang”, “Sembawang Corporation” or similar.


Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its affiliates deal with the challenge to protect resources by providing innovative solutions to industry and to millions of people.

SUEZ Environnement supplies drinking water to 76 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 44 million people, and collects the waste produced by 60 million people. SUEZ Environnement has 65,400 employees and, with a presence on all five continents, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water and waste management services.

In 2008, SUEZ Environnement reported revenues of 12.4 billion euros. SUEZ Environnement is a 35%-owned subsidiary of GDF SUEZ.