Sustainability Transformation through Green Compass™ * (16 HOURS)

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*This is a non-WSQ module.


Green Compass™ aims to help companies become more environmentally sustainable. Currently, some companies may not know where to start or how to scale up their environmental sustainability transformation, as they face a wide range of environmental sustainability issues and an even wider range of actions that they can take to address these issues.

Through the four-step Learn-Assess-Prioritise-Plan model, Green Compass™ will guide companies in their environmental sustainability transformation. It can be used by companies at any stage of their transformation journey.

About the Programme

Green Compass™ is an environmental sustainability assessment and strategic roadmapping tool that helps companies to become more environmentally sustainable by better managing their carbon emissions, energy, water, and waste impacts, as well as chart strategic roadmaps for their transformation based on their current environmental sustainability levels.

Through the four-step Learn-Assess-Prioritise-Plan model, companies will first learn about sustainability trends and methodologies and assess their companies’ environmental sustainability level. Next, they will prioritise areas with the biggest financial and strategic impact and chart the strategic roadmaps for their sustainability transformation based on their assessed sustainability level.

Companies can utilise Green Compass™ through this 16-hour Green Compass™ course, a collaboration between A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and TÜV SÜD.

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Key Benefits

  • Reduce business costs by learning how to improve resource efficiency
  • Future-proof operations against supply chain or resource shocks
  • Preparing for sustainability transformation through an increased awareness of key improvement areas and a strategic roadmap for immediate implementation

Who Should Attend

Green Compass™ is recommended for companies who want to start or scale up their environmental sustainability transformation and can be used by companies at any stage of their environmental sustainability transformation journey, from companies that are just starting to experienced ones. The course is most suitable for industries with operations within Singapore.

The course is catered to companies, where it is recommended to send a group of employees from various departments of the company with a mix of seniority levels so as to have a good representation of the company’s current environmental sustainability efforts. Preferably, the participants would consist of representatives from the following departments or equivalent functions, to ensure a good breadth of company knowledge in the room for completing the assessment and effective brainstorming:

  • Operations
  • Facility Management
  • Sustainability
  • Product Development
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • HR/Training

What our trainees say


(Offered) greater understanding of sustainability trends and methodologies. The Green Compass™ (course) also provides a holistic framework that cuts across multiple domains that are imperative for a successful green transformation.

Mr Ian,
Participant from Apr 2024 intake


The Green Compass™ (course) is very useful and it provides a systematic and yet easy-to-use way to measure the organisation's ESG performance, identify areas to improve on and develop an ESG improvement roadmap.

Mr Huang Shuguang,
Participant from Apr 2024 intake


Green Compass™ can be a very useful tool for organisations who are starting to embark on their sustainability journey especially if the knowledge level is low. With the guardian of facilitators, it will give a good roadmap and help jumpstart the process.

Ms Jody Chua,
Participant from Mar 2024 intake


[The Green Compass™ course] helped us assess our company’s state of sustainability across different dimensions and quantify our sustainability efforts. We determined potential areas for tangible improvement focusing on organisation, product life cycle, supply network and operations, which helps with the transformation of a more sustainable business.

Mr Pardhu Vemulamada,
Head (Digital), Durapower Holdings


Through the Green Compass™ workshop, my colleagues and I learnt valuable insights to improve our company's sustainability performance in transition towards a green economy. We learnt how to access our company's performance quantitatively and qualitatively in the various aspects of sustainability. The workshop was well-organised and the facilitators were very helpful to guide us through all the sessions.

Mr Chang Chia Chien,
Lead Analyst, EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy


Green Compass™ indeed is a great tool, and a compass that provide step by step comprehensive framework that allow organisation to systematically evaluate the current gaps, identify opportunity for improvement and prioritise actions to be taken to drive towards achieving sustainability goal.

Mr Yeo Chee Leong,
Director, EnergieServe


The Green Compass Assessment results were comprehensive, which helped us to identify not just which specific areas to work on, but how to work on them. The trainers were knowledgeable in the topic covered and were helpful in our specific issues when brainstorming for improvement ideas. As a result of the course, we put together a roadmap of improvement actions that we are excited to get started on to scale up our environmental sustainability transformation.

Mr James Chua,
Senior Manager (Quality), I-PEX Singapore


Our key challenge was the lack of a data-driven structured approach to identify our sustainability objectives. During the 3-day programme, we gained better visibility of various cost structures within the company that impacts our sustainability agenda. The step-by-step consultative approach has also helped us to identify, assess, and prioritise key sustainability focus areas. We would like to recommend this programme to like-minded companies that are interested to further understand their sustainability performance and maturity level.

Mr Colin Tan,
Chief R&D Officer, YEO HIAP SENG (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Video introduction

Watch the video for a brief introduction to this course. You can also watch this video recording at our YouTube webpage.

Course Outline


The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Key focus areas or applications:

  • Introduction to corporate environmental sustainability
  • State of sustainability assessment
  • Prioritise actions aligned with strategic value and costs
  • Strategic sustainability plan

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full courses fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree or a diploma in any discipline or a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $1,600 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above (MCES) ²SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.


SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.


SkillsFuture Credit

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How course fees are calculated

International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
 Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($1,120)($1,440)($1,440)
Nett Course Fee$1,600$480 $160$160
GST 9%
$144 $43.20* $43.20* $43.20*
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$1,744$523.20 $203.20 $203.20
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Mr LEK Liat Boon,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Connie NG,


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select "Modular Programmes".
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


Skills Course Reference NumberNext Intake(s)'s Training Period
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Registration Status 
  • Sustainability Transformation through Green Compass™ (16 hours)
TGS-2021010206FD 14, 28 Aug and 4, 18 Sep 2024 (4 daytime sessions with a pre-course briefing to be held on 31 Jul 2024)

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
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