The heir to the British throne, Prince William, has touched down in Singapore for the first time in more than a decade. He is visiting the city-state to host this year’s Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, which was held in Asia for the first time. The third annual event saw winners unveil solutions that range from solar-powered dryers to making electric car batteries cleaner. The 15 finalists received recognition at the awards gala, which was attended by celebrities including actor Donnie Yen and Australian wildlife conservationist Robert Irwin.
Taking place at the Victoria Theatre from August 25 to 29, the annual Singapore Literature Prize celebrates the best writing in the country. This year, the program chose resonance as its theme. According to organizers, the selection of this word was based on the idea that literature can trigger emotions and memories. The prize, which was created in 1992 and began operating in 2004 in four languages, has 49 titles on its shortlist this year. Five writers were also shortlisted in two or more categories. This included Clara Chow, who was nominated in English fiction and English creative nonfiction as well as in Chinese poetry.
This year’s event saw a number of buildings lit up green for the first time to mark the occasion. The initiative was meant to highlight this year’s Earthshot Prize finalists and the work they are doing to address climate change. The lights were part of the United for Wildlife Global Summit 2023, which was held in conjunction with the award ceremony.
ASM, a supplier of semiconductors, materials and systems, won the AmCham CARES High Distinction Award in the 2023 category for its work on sustainable supply chains. The company’s commitment to sustainability has helped it to build long-term relationships with partners and create a positive impact on the community.
This was the second consecutive year that ASM won the award in this category, which is reserved for companies that display exemplary practices in corporate social responsibility. The company also won the award in the 2021 category for its work to promote the responsible use of raw materials and promote energy efficiency. The company’s efforts in these areas have led to the creation of ASM Eco-Ethical Principles, which have been incorporated into its policies and procedures. The company has also implemented a program to educate employees on environmental issues and encourage them to take concrete steps to protect the environment. ASM has a wide variety of programs and initiatives that aim to reduce its environmental footprint. In addition, it has established a recycling programme that has resulted in the collection of more than 1.3 million kg of waste from its facilities. The recycling program has led to the recovery of valuable raw materials. ASM is committed to continuing this work in the future. The company also has a comprehensive environmental compliance programme to ensure that it meets the standards of its customers and regulatory bodies. ASM has an environmental management system that complies with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 180001. Its facilities comply with all relevant local and national regulations.