As demand for food and natural resources grow, more companies are engaging in unsustainable business operations that cause critical harm to the environment and biodiversity. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be mindful of where we source products from.

At Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), we actively support sustainable consumption and are committed to serving sustainably-sourced food and using eco-friendly products. Through these initiatives, we aim to reduce our impact on the environment and do our part in protecting wildlife in the region and beyond.

Our initiatives

Sustainable palm oil

Sustainable palm oil companies seek to mitigate the negative impact on wildlife and the environment by growing palm oil on land that does not contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e. g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems. They also have responsible practises such as minimising the use of pesticides and fires.

In our F&B outlets, WRS uses only segregated sustainable palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for cooking. We are also a founding member of the Southeast Asia Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO), a group of companies who have banded together to encourage more companies to switch to sustainably produced palm oil.

Our efforts have been recognised in WWF’s Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard 2017 for Malaysia and Singapore, where we have been ranked #2 and acknowledged as “Leading the Way” in the region. View the WWF report

 

Read more about WRS's commitment to sustainable palm oil consumption.

Sustainably-sourced seafood

Sustainable seafood is seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term viability of harvested species and well-being of the oceans. 

Today, overfishing is fast depleting marine life and changing our fresh and saltwater ecosystems. At WRS, we serve only                  sustainably-sourced seafood at all our F&B outlets.

Sustainable paper

Similar to irresponsible companies in the palm oil industry, unsustainable paper companies indiscriminately clear large tracts of forests, causing environmental degradation and loss of wildlife habitat.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ensures that paper is sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable way. We use FSC-certified paper for park maps, office paper, outreach material, paper napkins and even toilet paper in our offices and parks.

Wildlife-friendly Owa Coffee

 

Central Java is a region teeming with wildlife, including the silvery gibbon, Javan langur, Javan hawk eagle and slow loris. To protect its rich biodiversity, WRS has partnered with Coffee and Primate Conservation Project, an Indonesian gibbon conservation initiative, to sustainably produce coffee beans in the region.

Growing shade coffee

Growing shade coffee

To protect endangered wildlife habitats, coffee trees are grown under the canopies of existing forests so that the forests don’t have to be cleared.
Avoiding chemical fertilisers and pesticides

Avoiding chemical fertilisers and pesticides

Farmers grow coffee trees avoiding the use of harmful chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Building an economically sustainable business

Building an economically sustainable business

Farmers are trained with good processing techniques so that their harvested coffee can be sold to traders at higher prices. This incentivises them to continue growing coffee in a small-scale, sustainable manner.

Visitors can enjoy an aromatic cup of Owa Coffee at Singapore Zoo. The proceeds going towards supporting WRS' conservation efforts in the region.

Find out more about our conservation projects

Join us in going green

As a consumer, you have the power to choose greener products that are sustainable for our environment and wildlife. Join us in creating a more habitable world for humans and wildlife alike. It simply starts with purchasing sustainable products and sustainably-sourced food! 
 

Look out for eco-friendly products with these labels when shopping

The RSPO is a not-for-profit organization that develops and implements global standards for palm oil companies to produce certified sustainable palm oil.

The FSC protects the world's forests by ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed.

The MSC is an international non-profit organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and identify responsibly farmed seafood, thus safeguarding seafood supplies for the future.

The ASC is an independent, international non-profit organisation that identifies responsibly farmed seafood and manages the world’s leading certification and labelling programme for responsible aquaculture.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving biodiversity, promoting strong forests and ensuring sustainable livelihoods.

The SEC is a non-profit NGO that coordinates environmental efforts in Singapore and certifies environmentally friendly products.

An eco list to shop for!