ABOUT THE AWARDS
The objective of the Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards (SSRA) is to encourage and recognise excellence in sustainability reporting among Singapore listed companies.
Q: Which organisations are involved in the Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards?
The SSRA is organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors, and supported by the Singapore Exchange and Global Compact Network Singapore. EY Singapore is the Awards Partner.
Q: What are the Award Categories?
SSRA comprise the following categories:
• Best Inaugural Sustainability Report (Mainboard): For SGX Mainboard listed companies that have produced their first sustainability reports.
• Best Inaugural Sustainability Report (Catalist): For SGX Catalist listed companies that have produced their first sustainability reports.
• Best Sustainability Report for Established Reporters (Mainboard and Catalist): For both SGX Mainboard and Catalist listed companies that have been producing sustainability reports.
Q: How many award winners will there be?
There will be 3 award winners, one per award category.
Q: Will a past winner be eligible to participate in the Awards?
Past Award winners will not be eligible to participate in the same category for two years after winning the Award.
Q: What are the nomination criteria for each Award?
Nomination is open to all SGX listed companies that produce sustainability reports. Submissions are invited from all SGX listed companies that produce sustainability reports for financial year end between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.
Q: Under the sustainability reporting rules set out by the SGX, it is not mandatory to obtain independent assurance on the sustainability report. Do we need to undertake external assurance in order to qualify for the Awards?
Undertaking external assurance is encouraged but not mandatory, and the absence of an assurance statement for your sustainability report will not disqualify you from the Awards. However, all other things being equal, a report that has been externally assured is likely to be more favorably appraised than a report that has not undertaken external assurance.
Q: If we are submitting our inaugural sustainability report, do we need to have comparative information?
The SGX sustainability reporting guidelines do not require comparative information to be presented for inaugural sustainability reports.