11 July 2023 – TEMBUSU Asia Consulting (TAC), formed by a group of Singapore Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), celebrated its fifth anniversary since commencing operations in July 2018. The local sustainability and environmental consulting company was set up to meet the urgent need for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action; and provide one-stop solutions that integrate management consulting, science and engineering expertise to support the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and help companies in their sustainability journey. TAC embraces the United Nations’ (UN) SDGs at the heart of its services.
The anniversary celebration was held at NUSS Suntec City Guild House on 7 July 2023, with more than 100 guests from partners and clients of TAC, government agencies, private sectors, institutes of higher learning, associations and non-governmental organisations.
TAC is the only Singaporean company accredited by the National Environmental Agency (NEA) as a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Verifier under the Carbon Pricing Act (CPA). It is also the first Singaporean company accredited under the Singapore Accreditation Council’s (SAC) Accreditation Scheme for GHG Validation and Verification Bodies. These achievements recognise TAC’s GHG validation and verification expertise in supporting the industry’s decarbonisation effort. TAC’s members have also obtained the Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council’s (SBACC) certification as Practicing Management Consultant (PMC) for Sustainability, which allows TAC to better assist SMEs in obtaining grants to support their own sustainability journeys.
“TEMBUSU Asia Consulting leverages on our local SMEs’ expertise and builds local competency in the field of sustainability and the environment. Over the past five years, our work has created jobs in Singapore and created opportunities for local SMEs to expand into the global market,” said Er. Tan Seng Chuan, Managing Director of TAC.
To date, TAC has verified over 2.5 million tonnes of CO2e (or GHG), carried out biodiversity surveys in over 385 hectares of land in Singapore, trained more than 320 sustainability professionals and completed projects in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia.
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
TAC has signed two MOUs to explore collaborative opportunities during the anniversary event. The first MOU is with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) which aims to foster the growth of future engineers in climate action by bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical industry experience.
The second MOU is with Stichting Deltares, a Dutch knowledge institute for water, to explore new business and research opportunities in areas such as flood management and nature-based solutions.
“We are happy to extend our long-term cooperation with TAC, an excellent local environmental consultant. As Deltares, the Dutch National Research Institute for water and the subsurface, we share our knowledge with local, national knowledge partners, like NUS, TCOMS, and TMSI, and with local private partners like TAC. We congratulate TAC on their 5th anniversary and look forward to an excellent cooperation,.” said Mr. JanJaap Brinkman, Director of Deltares Singapore.
This collaboration will allow both companies to work together to address the climate challenges faced in Southeast Asia.
About TEMBUSU Asia Consulting
TEMBUSU Asia Consulting Pte Ltd was established in November 2017 and started operations in July 2018. The company’s vision is to be the leading sustainability consulting firm in Asia and its mission to provide one-stop, innovative solutions, and consulting services to clients on their sustainability journey. TAC’s clients come from industries such as finance, manufacturing, built environment, oil & gas, chemical, utilities and power, and infrastructure. Through the deployment of science and engineering expertise, TAC strives to support the industries in Asia to meet the needs of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).