SME Kickstarter Decarbonisation Programme

SME Kickstarter
Decarbonisation Programme

SME Kickstarter
Decarbonisation Programme

At a Glance

Organised by Schneider Electric in partnership with Enterprise SG, this first-of-its-kind 3-year mentorship programme will make it easier for SMEs to kickstart their sustainability journeys & build capabilities to decarbonise. SMEs will receive support in developing their decarbonisation roadmaps, identifying energy saving opportunities and leveraging digital solutions to track their energy consumption and emissions.​

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Schneider Electric adopts a 3-step approach (Strategise, Digitise & Decarbonise) to help SMEs deliver results in line with climate action. This programme aims to set the foundation for SMEs to decarbonise by delivering the first 2 objectives of Strategise & Digitise:​

Strategise: Trusted advisor on sustainability & efficiency​

  • Measure Scope 1 & 2 GHG baseline calculations​
  • Create Scope 1 & 2 decarbonisation roadmap​

Digitise: create system of record for sustainability & asset

  • Monitor energy usage and Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions​
  • Identify saving opportunities through energy assessment​
  • Report and support deployment & progress tracking​

To be eligible for this programme, your business must be:​

  • Registered & operating in Singapore​
  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding​
  • Have less than S$100 million in group annual sales turnover​
  • Have no more than 200 employees ​

Depending on your total energy consumption, the fees are as follow:​

Low (<5 GWh/year):​
Fees for 1 site = S$15,000 after Enterprise Development Grant​
Fees for additional site = S$2,500 per site​

High (≥5 GWh/year):​
Fees for 1 site = S$20,000 after Enterprise Development Grant​
Fees for additional site = S$5,000 per site​

What is the time commitment needed from SMEs?​

The programme will run for three years. Most of the strategise and digitise activities will occur during the first 12 months of the programme, with half-yearly reviews with the Schneider Electric team in the second and third year of the programme.​

What is required from SMEs during the programme?​

As SMEs will need to establish their baseline energy consumption and Scope 1 and 2 emissions, we would require documents such as past utility bills to ascertain their energy consumption and carbon footprint during the baseline year.​

Does the SME need to pay the subsidised programme fee upfront?​

The fees would be paid based on the completion of programme milestones.​

Do I need to appoint a dedicated Sustainability Officer in my company for this programme?​

While not necessary, one of the objectives of the programme is to transfer sustainability and decarbonisation-related knowledge to SMEs, it would be great for the SME to appoint a person to run the programme together with Schneider Electric​.

What if the SME drop outs halfway throughout the 3-year programme? Will there be any penalties? ​

There will not be any penalties for SMEs that decide not to continue the programme.​

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