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A*STAR, JTC, TÜV SÜD develop toolkit and training courses to help businesses assess and implement sustainability efforts systematically


SINGAPORE – A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), JTC, and TÜV SÜD signed an agreement at the Energy Innovation event today (23 July 2021) to develop a Green Compass initiative that offers a set of tools and training courses to help businesses across sectors transition to more sustainable and resilient business models.

Under the Green Compass initiative, A*STAR’s SIMTech, JTC, and TÜV SÜD will develop a sustainability framework that includes assessment tools and methodologies to help companies understand how environmentally sustainable they are and identify pathways for them to make operations greener.

The framework will consider a company’s practices in areas such as its product life cycles and management of energy, water, carbon emissions, materials, and waste.

The Green Compass initiative will help companies:

  • Assess how environmentally sustainable they are
  • Conduct a gap analysis to find out what to do to achieve their sustainability goals
  • Prioritise areas for improvement to maximise financial and strategic impact
  • Develop a roadmap to become more environmentally sustainable

A company’s journey under the initiative is mapped out in the Annex. The initiative will come in the form of tools (such as software) and training (workshops and courses), which will be validated and tested by industry players. A*STAR’s SIMTech, JTC, and TÜV SÜD will develop these resources over the next thirteen months.

A*STAR’s SIMTech and TÜV SÜD will contribute know-how and capabilities to make businesses more sustainable. To get feedback from users on the feasibility and usefulness of the initiative, JTC will reach out to its network of industrial tenants to pilot the initiative and kickstart their sustainability journey This is part of JTC’s sustainability initiatives to make industrial estates more environmentally friendly. Its ongoing efforts include tree planting, solarising rooftop spaces and temporary vacant land, as well as kickstarting circular economy initiatives with partners in its estates.

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For media queries and clarifications, please contact:
Elizabeth Han
Assistant Head, Corporate Communications
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Mobile: +65 9759 2284

Steffi Anne Lee
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications
Mobile: +65 9750 0866

Dr Andreas Hauser
Managing Director, Digital Service
TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific
Mobile: +65 9749 0269

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector R&D agency. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit the economy and society. As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by improving societal outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability. A*STAR plays a key role in nurturing scientific talent and leaders for the wider research community and industry. A*STAR’s R&D activities span biomedical sciences to physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For ongoing news, visit

About JTC
Since its inception in 1968, JTC has played a strategic role in ensuring Singapore stays innovative and dynamic amid global manufacturing trends.

As a government agency under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, JTC is paving the way forward for Singapore’s industrial landscape with clean, green and smart estate masterplans such as one-north, Seletar Aerospace Park, Jurong Innovation District, and Punggol Digital District. Our estates attract new investment and foster collaborative ecosystems that strengthen Singapore’s position as an advanced manufacturing hub. We also drive innovation in the Built Environment sector by piloting new construction technologies.

For more information on JTC, visit

TÜV SÜD is a trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions. We specialise in testing, certification, auditing and advisory services. Since 1866, we have remained committed to our purpose of enabling progress by protecting people, the environment and assets from technology related risks. Through more than 25,000 employees across over 1,000 locations, we add value to customers and partners by enabling market access and managing risks. By anticipating technological developments and facilitating change, TÜV SÜD inspires trust in a physical and digital world to create a safer and more sustainable future.