Pan-United Corporation Ltd (“PanU”, “泛联集团” or the “Group”), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pan-United Concrete Pte Ltd (“PanU Concrete”), Singapore’s largest concrete supplier, is the first and only local concrete firm to attain the “Leader” 4-ticks certification from the Singapore Green Building Council (“SGBC”).
The “Leader” certification was awarded to over 150 specialised concrete products in PanU Concrete’s “Eco” and “Green” ready mixed concrete (“RMC”) ranges – the highest level of sustainability certification in SGBC’s 4-tier classification system. These products were specially developed by PanU’s in-house research & development team at its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre.
The concrete products in the “Eco” and “Green” ranges possess a higher content of recycled raw materials, making them more environmentally-friendly and sustainable than regular concrete products. For instance, PanU Concrete’s specially-developed “Self-Compacting Concrete” was used in the foundation raft of the newly-built Tanjong Pagar Centre, which resulted in a 40% reduction in application time, and a 15% decrease in noise pollution, as compared to the application of regular concrete.
Er. Yvonne Soh, Executive Director of SGBC, remarked: “PanU Concrete has showcased its emphasis on sustainability by being the first concrete producer in Singapore to achieve the maximum four-tick “Leader” rating for green concrete products. Having cleared the stringent assessment process of the Singapore Green Building Product labelling scheme, attaining the highest possible rating is testament to PanU’s commitment to sustainability in the built environment, setting benchmarks for the industry.”
Ms May Ng (“黄美美"), the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The “Leader” award confirms the highest standards of sustainability and consistent quality of our concrete offerings. This will give customers even greater confidence in our green product offerings.
“Attaining the Leader status sharpens our competitive edge in the national drive for 80% of buildings in Singapore to be green by 2030, as part of the Green Building Masterplan. It will also give us better access to international green building networks and enhance PanU’s standing as a global leader in concrete technologies,” Ms Ng added.
Mr Ken Loh, Executive Director of PanU Concrete, said: “The dedication and collaborative efforts of our team at our Innovation Centre have been instrumental to our success. Since its inauguration in 2012, the Innovation Centre has developed more than 300 types of specialised high-performing concrete products that are not only sustainable in nature, but also more time and manpower efficient to use at site. Many of these products have since gone on to be commercialised for production, and we continue to receive positive feedback from our customers.”
Mr Loh also noted that several of the products created in-house, such as “Underwater Concrete”, were developed in partnership with customers, working to address their specific building needs, with the least impact to the surrounding environment and communities.