SPRING Singapore is the national standards body in Singapore, and has introduced the Quality for Enterprises through Standards (QUEST) programme last year.
QUEST provides grants for companies to implement standards in emerging areas, and encourages companies to use standards to enhance their productivity and competitiveness.
QUEST would help companies adopt the new standards as a competitive business advantage and gain market access. Currently, QUEST provides grants for Singapore companies to implement standards in new areas such as energy efficiency and carbon reduction.
Companies can use the grants to help defray the costs of implementing the new standards, which could include changing processes and equipment, or engaging consultants. The ISO 14064 standard for greenhouse gas accounting, and the ISO 50001 standard for energy management system, is supported for funding under QUEST.
Visit the QUEST website for more info on the criteria, grant amount and application process.