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Sembcorp’s Waste Management Subsidiary Clinches The Country’s Top Total Defence Award

July 29, 2010

– Award recognises SembWaste’s effort to serve the nation as a leader and advocate of national defence
– The only waste management company in Singapore to win this award

Sembcorp Environment’s subsidiary, SembWaste, Singapore’s leading waste management company, has been awarded the Minister for Defence Award 2010 (MDA), the highest honour under the Total Defence Awards. The award was announced during the Total Defence Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Evening on July 28. SembWaste is the only waste management company in Singapore to win this award.

SembWaste was selected by MINDEF for the award for its outstanding contributions to national service and total defence especially for its effort for medical waste collection during the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Singapore in 2009. As a recipient of the MDA, SembWaste will be inducted into the MiDAs (Minister for Defence Awards) League for a 5-year tenure where it will be profiled as a role model for other companies to emulate.

Mr Goh Swee Ooi, Chief Operating Officer of Sembcorp Environment said, “We are very proud of the team at SembWaste for their good work and their clinching of this prestigious award. As a Singapore company, Sembcorp is committed to play our part in Total Defence and we continuously strive to enhance our skill sets and solutions to keep our nation and economy running in times of crisis.”

The Total Defence Awards was introduced in 1986 as an avenue for MINDEF to honour supportive employers for their effort in total defence and to inspire other companies to play an active part in Total Defence.

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Sembcorp Environment is Singapore’s largest environmental management company with operations spanning 36 cities in Singapore, Australia and India. It provides a full spectrum of environmental management solutions, including waste collection, recycling services, waste-to-resource, waste-to-energy, landfill and composting. Sembcorp serves a total of 1.2 million households, 47,000 industrial and commercial customers and government agencies as well as more than 9,000 health care establishments.


Sembcorp Industries is a leading energy, water and marine group operating in 17 countries across six continents worldwide. With facilities with over 5,200 megawatts of gross power capacity and close to six million cubic metres of water per day in operation and under development, Sembcorp is a trusted provider of essential energy and water solutions to both industrial and municipal customers. It is also a world leader in marine & offshore engineering, as well as an established environmental services provider and developer of integrated townships and industrial parks.

The Group has total assets of over S$9 billion and employs over 9,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, it is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and several MSCI indices.

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