A message from our EMAS president
Dear Friends from the environmental health industry, I stand before you today as a representative of a cleaning company, empowered to shape the future of our industry. How did this come about? We all know that our industry is one that has traditionally been rather fragmented, and sadly, faces intense competition largely as a result from the low barriers of entry. EMAS was founded n 1986, by some forward looking service providers in contract cleaning, pest control and waste management industries, who also faced the same issues and felt the need to come together to address commonality of issues and to look at ways of continuously developing the industry for the future.
The Environmental Management Association of Singapore aims to address the needs and concerns of all of us in the environmental health industry. It was founded by industry members for industry members, and we affectionately refer to this association as EMAS.
Through the years, EMAS has weathered several business cycles and collectively the industry has still remained relevant. As an association, we have managed to achieve much over the years, from pushing for professionalism of cleaning companies through accreditation, being country representative in ASEAN for pest management regional trade associations and establishing good working relationships with various government regulatory bodies such as MOM. NEA, PUB and WDA. Through this, we are now getting the chance to make sure our voices are heard and our needs addressed. As a trade association, we have also expanded our reach and have engaged all stakeholders, our government, our clients, our staff, our suppliers and manufacturers. We aim to keep looking towards the development of our future leaders for the industry. We hope to develop several platforms like training and research, networking opportunities, internships etc with our member companies to shape and develop a sustainable environmental health industry.
As the association continues to spread its wings and engage the various agencies to tackle issues of interest to our industry, we as members, stand to benefit more and more from our involvement with EMAS.
EMAS now stands on the cusp of great change. It is true that we have managed to achieve much in a relatively short span, and we are confident that we can continue to do well in this space. But we want more. As an association, should we wish to achieve new heights for all of our members, we need to add more voices to our collective. We need YOU to join us. So I encourage you to take this first step towards YOUR empowerment, to join me, and my fellow EMAS members, in taking a hand to drive our industry towards a better tomorrow.
Mr Milton Ng