Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, is here today, and it is causing dramatic shifts in how businesses operate. What started as a marketing buzzword is now among the key drivers of change across a whole host of industries – especially manufacturing. Underpinned by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), the rise of Industry 4.0 is continuing to gather increasing momentum. Indeed, KPMG suggested
The anti-straw and anti-plastic bag movements are just two of the latest influx of green practices taking the world by storm, especially when people are confronted with images or footages of sea animals trapped in plastic straw or dead from ingesting plastic in the ocean. More and more individuals are advocating green practices, and businesses are increasingly recognising its importance as well. In Singapore, the public sector is taking the lead in going green – specifically,
The concept of sustainability in business has come a long way. According to McKinsey, around 70 percent of businesses surveyed in 2017 now have some form of governance for sustainability — a sharp increase from 56 percent in 2014. However, many corporations still overlook the core concept of sustainability. A sustainable business is not simply one that makes eco-friendly gestures, but one that bases its entire operations—its range of products and services—on those practices.
Did you know that Singapore has a vision of a zero-waste nation, and yet our recycling rates in the category of paper/cardboard waste stands only at a national average of 50% (Waste management and recycling statistics for 2017, NEA) which is lower than the 61% overall average recycling rate across all? Though the absolute generation of paper/cardboard waste of 1.14M tonnes in 2017 is reducing over time since 2008, we can do lot more in our offices to contribute towards green