Grab, Sembcorp installs 182 solar panels at SATA CommHealth Headquarters
The installation is part of Grab’s Green Programme.
Grab Singapore and Sembcorp Industries announced the installation of 182 solar panels on the rooftop of SATA CommHealth Headquarters.
The solar panel system will power 10% of the headquarter’s energy requirements annually, contributing to SATA CommHealth’s overall sustainability goals.
The solar panels are made possible by Grab’s Green Programme, which was first announced in July 2021. Consumers can opt to contribute $0.10 to the Green Programme with every transport ride or GrabFood delivery order. This goes towards offsetting their carbon footprint and funding solarisation projects in Singapore.
The Programme has since raised more than $600k, which includes contribution from consumers for the Green Programme, and $300k from Grab.
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The Green Programme, which is currently introduced for Transport and Deliveries (Food) services, will also be extended to GrabMart orders in Q4 2022.
Besides partnering with Sembcorp, Grab purchases carbon credits generated from the Katingan Mentaya Project in Indonesia. The project restores and conserves endangered peatland habitats, preventing the release of greenhouse gases equivalent to 7.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. The project also helps local communities create jobs, improve soil quality and food production.
In 2021, more than 2,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been offsetted.