Singapore Hotel Association joins battle against haze

Joining in the anti-haze campaign, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) has made a commitment to obtain supplies of paper and/or pulp materials from sustainable sources.

SHA will send letters and declaration forms to hotel members to encourage them to abide by the commitment.

Said a media statment by SHA: "The step taken by SHA to encourage its industry partners to commit to green procurement will send out a strong signal to errant companies to adopt environmentally-sustainable business models, and help resolve the recurring haze issue."

The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) and Singapore Environment Council (SEC) have applauded the move.

To-date, there are 114 companies which have stepped forward to declare that they are procuring their wood, paper and/or pulp materials from sustainable sources.

SEC and CASE are encouraging more companies to participate in the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) For more information on the SGLS, visit: http://sgls.sec.org.sg/.

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