SATS launches workshops to help suppliers go green

It offers training on the sources of emissions and how suppliers can abate their emissions.

SATS has introduced supplier engagement workshops, with the goal of increasing understanding and tracking of sustainability practices with each supply chain partner.

The workshops offer training in foundational learning on the sources of emissions, climate fundamentals, and how suppliers can apply abatement levers in their businesses and eventually SATS’ supply chain. 

The course also covers climate fundamentals, regulations, and trends, including the business case for decarbonisation.

To start, SATS launched the first series of workshops in April 2023 with the support of the United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) to upskill more than 85 suppliers, most of whom are small and medium-sized businesses.

Through this, SATS says that it can better address Scope 3 emissions, which account for up to 81% of its total output, and of which 67% are from the procurement of goods and services.

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SATS has been operating in Singapore for more than five decades and has established long-standing partnerships with many of its suppliers. 

“We realise that our suppliers who wish to start their decarbonisation journey need assistance,” said Spencer Low, SATS’ chief sustainability officer.

Their suppliers are in different stages of their journey to become more sustainable, and their investments in time, people and training will not only help them become more resilient as a business, but also accelerate their decarbonisation journey, Low noted.

“As the aviation industry’s momentum returns, the participation of our partners in these workshops and the programme will catalyse positive change and unlock the supply chain’s full potential because we share the same aspirations to be a force for good,” 
Low added. 

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