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  • Target 12.7 | Promote Sustainable Public Procurement Practices
  • Target 12.2 | Sustainable Management and Use of Natural Resources
  • Target 12.8 | Promote Universal Understanding of Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Target 12.C | Remove Market Distortions that Encourage Wasteful Consumption
  • Target 12.6 | Encourage Companies to Adopt Sustainable Practices and Sustainability Reporting

Targets and Indicators with Data Availability

Note: The data may be updated periodically as more information become available.


Implement the 10-year Sustainable Consumption and Production Framework

Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries.

Indicator 12.1.1 | Number of countries developing, adopting or implementing policy instruments aimed at supporting the shift to sustainable consumption and production

In 2019, Singapore launched the Zero Waste Masterplan, which outlines our circular economy approach to encourage sustainable consumption and production. Singapore also introduced the Resource Sustainability Act that will put in place a systems-level approach that mandates key responsibilities to enable re-use and recycling nation-wide. Sustainable development has been the cornerstone of Singapore’s continued progress since our independence and will continue to be an ongoing journey.


Halve Global Per Capita Food Waste

By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

Indicator 12.3.1 | (a) Food loss index and (b) food waste index



Food waste generated includes food waste disposed of and food waste recycled.


Responsible Management of Chemicals and Waste

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Indicator 12.4.1 | Number of parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste, and other chemicals that meet their commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement

As a party to several Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) on hazardous chemicals and waste, Singapore has put in place measures to meet its obligations.

Indicator 12.4.2 | (a) Hazardous waste generated per capita; and (b) Proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment



Data are based on records of hazardous waste being collected and treated.

(b) Since data are based on records of hazardous waste being collected and treated, the total proportion of generated hazardous wastes that are treated in Singapore is 100%.


Substantially Reduce Waste Generation

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Indicator 12.5.1 | National recycling rate, tons of material recycled


Data refer to proportion of total solid waste recycled over total solid waste generated by Singapore.


Support Developing Countries' Scientific and Technological Capacity for Sustainable Consumption and Production

Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

Indicator 12.A.1 | Installed renewable energy-generating capacity in developing countries (in Watts per capita)


Data refer to installed renewable energy (solar photovoltaic) generating capacity in Singapore (in Wac per capita).


Develop and Implement Tools to Monitor Sustainable Tourism

Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.

Indicator 12.B.1 | Implementation of standard accounting tools to monitor the economic and environmental aspects of tourism sustainability

Singapore has compiled 4 Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) tables to monitor the economic aspects of tourism sustainability.