Sustainable Manufacturing Centre

[Sustainable Manufacturing Centre]


Manufacturers are experiencing substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable business practices. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimise negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. Sustainable manufacturing embraces and promote good employee, community and product safety. The fruits of pursuing sustainability and protecting our environment are:

  • Increase profitability by enhancing operational efficiency
  • Improve competitive advantage
  • Strengthen brand awareness and build public trust
  • Respond to regulatory constraints and opportunities
  • Long-term and sustainable businesses and success

The Sustainable Manufacturing Centre (SMC) collaborates with the manufacturing industry, government agencies and associations to create awareness, develop strategies, implement environmental friendly and sustainable technologies.


To propel the industry towards environmental and economic sustainability through the diffusion of advanced manufacturing technologies and expertise.

SMC promotes and realises sustainable manufacturing through:

  • Showcase and Promotion
    SMC showcases relevant examples of sustainable manufacturing technologies, best practices and capabilities, success stories, and an array of sustainable products to inspire awareness and innovations in green production and sustainable manufacturing technologies.

    The showcases are categorised along the following themes:
    • Redefine Satisfaction
    • Re-engineer Manufacturing
    • Revive Waste
    • Rethink Resources
  • Knowledge Transfer
    • Organise seminars, workshops, and industry-centric forums to disseminate knowledge on trends, best practices, technology adoption, and innovations for improving eco-performance in
    • Offer the Workforce Skills Qualifications Graduate Diploma Course in Process Technology (Sustainable Manufacturing)
  • Technology Transfer
    • Develop tools and technologies for sustainable manufacturing
  • Industry Development
    • Champion collaborative projects to innovate technologies for better eco-performance in manufacturing
    • Form industry initiatives to help companies in Singapore venture into sustainable manufacturing

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SMC offers a wide variety of expertise in sustainable manufacturing. The current areas of research and core capabilities include:

  • Sustainability assessment tools and techniques
  • Carbon footprint assessment and reduction
  • Eco-design of sustainable products
  • Energy Monitoring and Analysis System
  • Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Methodology
  • Energy Efficiency Road-mapping for manufacturing industry
  • Processing and applications of sustainable materials
  • Knowledge and technologies for resource efficient manufacturing
  • Resource recovery and recycling from manufacturing waste
  • Remanufacturing
  • Green manufacturing


Re-engineer Manufacturing

Re-think Resources

Re-vive Waste

Re-define Satisfaction