Green Initiatives

As one of the largest integrated resorts in the world, Resorts World Sentosa is dedicated to identifying and mitigating the impacts that our facilities and operations have on the environment. Our resort continuously seeks improvements in environmental conservation efforts, especially in energy savings, water conservation, reducing waste and pollution, educational outreach and maintaining biodiversity. 

View highlights of our green initiatives.

Saving Energy

Saving Energy

  • Our award-winning centralised District Cooling Plant - one of the most efficient in Singapore as of 2018 - supplies chilled water for air conditioning across the resort and the entire Sentosa island. This offsets the need for mechanical rooms, chillers and air conditioners in individual buildings, thereby improving energy efficiency.
  • RWS has been achieving year-on-year total energy consumption reductions through aggressive engineering and operational improvements. From 2014 to 2018, RWS has recorded savings of 172,076,000 kWh of energy, sufficient to power about 38,000 four-room HDB flats for a year.
  • The rooftops of Universal Studios Singapore's Revenge of the Mummy ride and one of Adventure Cove Waterpark’s facilities house solar installations that can generate about 650,000kWh of electrical energy per year, sufficient to power about 140 four-room HDB flats for a year.
  • Special double-layered ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) canopy systems provide thermal comfort, shading and natural lighting during the day, eliminating the need to install cooling systems that would otherwise consume additional energy.
Saving Water

Saving Water

  • In 2018, RWS achieved cumulative water savings of about 850,000m3 of water, or more than the daily water consumption of about 5.9 million Singaporeans.
  • Universal Studios Singapore’s lagoon has a storage capacity of about 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools (about 32,000m3), in which rainwater and condensate water from air conditioning systems are stored. The water is used for landscape maintenance and water features.
Reducing Single Use Plastics

Reducing Single-Use Plastic

  • RWS has stopped providing plastic straws at its five themed attractions and dining establishments. This move has eliminated more than 3 million straws, or approximately 1.2 tonnes of plastic per year. 
  • Themed attractions, hotels, dining establishments and MICE events at RWS no longer serve single-use plastic bottles, saving more than 6.7 million plastic bottles, or more than 100 tonnes of plastic per year.
Reducing Food Waste

Reducing Food Waste

  • Our holistic food waste management initiatives include careful ordering and recipe planning, tracking consumption patterns at MICE events, and creative repurposing of leftover ingredients.
  • Fertilizers used for landscape maintenance are re-purposed from used coffee grounds and tea leaves from F&B outlets, as well as from horticulture waste compost. 
  • The bio-digesters in the kitchens of RWS convert up to 95% of the food waste it receives into liquid waste, thereby reducing pressure on Singapore’s limited landfills. This liquid waste is safe to be released into the drainage system.
Protecting Wildlife

Protecting Wildlife

  • Forest ecosystem
    • One of Singapore’s best preserved coastal forests is near Equarius Hotel, boasting a size of about 2.9 hectares. 
    • According to Singapore’s Red Data Book, this forest is home to 11 endangered plant species and 54 endangered bird species.

  • Marine ecosystem
    • At S.E.A. Aquarium, we care for more than 100,000 marine animals from 1,000 species, of which 80 are threatened species. 
    • The aquarium further supports marine conservation efforts through the ex-situ breeding of threatened species.
Education and Advocacy

Education and Advocacy

  • S.E.A. Aquarium’s conservation group, Guardians of the S.E.A.A., conducts public engagement programmes to tackle issues such as plastic pollution. These included collaborations with Zero Waste SG to support a year-long nationwide BYO (Bring Your Own) School programme that involved 20 schools and more than 24,000 students, saving more than 32,600 plastic disposables from ending up as waste. 
  • In 2018, Guardians of the S.E.A.A conducted 14 public engagement initiatives to promote marine conservation through a variety of thematic events and immersive learning journeys, reaching out to more than 115,000 people.
  • Guardians of the S.E.A.A. also organised 5 beach, reef, and mangrove cleanups, involving 358 volunteers and collected trash of over 900kg in 2018.
Responsible Procurement

Responsible Procurement

RWS is committed to sustainable procurement and business practices, as well as to drive sustainable practices amongst the suppliers in our supply chain. We are committed to obtaining sustainable sources for our key material categories such as:

  • Food & Beverage ingredients: eg. We have achieved more than 80% sustainable fish in Ocean Restaurant.
  • Hotel amenities: eg. 100% of hotel slipper sleeves are made of recycled materials.
  • Pulp based materials: eg. We use 100% FSC certified copier paper.

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