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Singapore Surges in Global Sustainability Rankings: A Stride Towards a Greener Future

Written by: Aayudh Sen



Singapore has achieved a remarkable feat by ascending to the 17th position in the 2023 Global Destination Sustainability Index, showcasing a significant leap of 18 places. This notable advancement speaks volumes about Singapore's unwavering commitment to fostering substantial positive change in the realm of sustainability. In the dynamic landscape of the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore stands as the second-ranked destination, with only Goyang, South Korea, ahead in the standings.


The Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Index, a comprehensive evaluation system, scrutinizes cities across four pivotal dimensions: destination management, supplier, social, and environmental performance. Singapore has emerged with praiseworthy scores in each of these categories, boasting 93% in destination management, 68% in supplier performance, 84% in social responsibility, and 78% in environmental performance. This holistic approach has culminated in an impressive overall score of 81.83%, signifying a notable ascent from its 2022 record of 71.14%.


Beyond securing its position in the global rankings, Singapore has garnered recognition from GDS as the fourth most improved destination worldwide. This acknowledgment underscores the city-state's proactive initiatives and transformative efforts in embracing sustainability practices on a global scale. Singapore's dedication to continuous improvement and its strides toward creating a more sustainable future are not only commendable but also serve as an inspiration for other destinations worldwide. As the world grapples with environmental challenges, Singapore's success in the Global Destination Sustainability Index stands as a testament to the positive impact that concerted efforts in sustainable practices can achieve.


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