With buildings and construction making up nearly 40 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, greening them is key to limiting climate change. In November last year, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Budapest, and Oslo pledged to halve their emissions from construction by 2030, while other cities have made greener buildings a central plank of their Covid-19 recovery plans.

In Singapore, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) is getting stakeholders in the built environment sector on board too. Last November, it launched a course on sustainable supply chains for buildings, to encourage firms and organizations to address environmental gaps in their sourcing and reporting.

The one-and-a-half-day virtual course, slated to run once every quarter, is tailored for project managers, contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers, procurement specialists, and other building professionals and consultants. Its topics include how to identify and limit sustainability risks in supply chains, integrate sustainability into procurement, and meet sustainability reporting requirements in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Read the full article about creating sustainable supply chains by Feng Zengkun at Eco-Business.