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Environmental Services Workforce Day

About Environmental Services Workforce Day

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The Environmental Services (ES) Workforce Day is organised to celebrate the commitment and excellence of ES companies and employees, and is supported by the Environmental Management Association of Singapore (EMAS), Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS), Singapore Pest Association (SPMA), and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). The inaugural ES Workforce Day was organised in November 2018.

ES Star Award and Certificate of Excellence

The inaugural ES Star Award was launched on 7 December 2019 by President Halimah Yacob at the 2nd ES Workforce Day event at the Istana. A key initiative within the ES Industry Transformation Map (ES ITM), the ES Star Award recognises the top employees in the ES industry across three sectors – cleaning services, waste management, and pest management – in three categories, namely frontline, supervisory, and operations support. Recipients of the ES Star Award are nominated for demonstrating exceptional service excellence, good leadership, a proactive attitude to upskilling themselves and outstanding contributions to environmental sustainability in their profession.

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Certificates of Excellence are also awarded to individuals  to recognise their contributions, commitment and exemplary work performance. Recipients of these certificates include those who had been promoted or received Long Service Awards from their employers, and possess a positive mindset and willingness to undergo training and be upskilled.

At ES Workforce Day 2022, the National Environment Agency (NEA) awarded 27 individuals with the ES Star Award. The awards were presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Heng Swee Keat on 3 December 2022 at the 2022 Clean and Green Singapore (CGS) launch ceremony.

ESWF awardees photos

Another 472 individuals received Certificates of Excellence, in recognition of their outstanding contributions and commitment. Recipients include those who had been promoted or received Long Service Awards from their employers (i.e. in service for at least five years with a positive mindset and willingness to upskill and receive training).

Information on the past years’ ES Workforce Day and list of award recipients can be found at:

Year 2018
Year 2019
Year 2020
Year 2021

Do look out for the next nomination call for ES Star Award and Certificate of Excellence in Quarter 3 2023!

The Environmental Services Workforce Day is proudly supported by the following partners:

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