With a planned opening in December 2021, the centre will house a number of functions including sourcing, category management, quality, data entry, product and regulatory standards, purchasing, R&D, sustainability roles, and more.

Tupperware Brands Corporation, a global consumer products company, has announced plans to open a strategic global sourcing centre, to "support the company’s strategy to expand into new categories and new channels to meet today’s consumer demand."

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Tupperware plans to open the global sourcing office in December 2021, and it will house a number of functions including sourcing, category management, quality, product development engineering, data entry, product and regulatory standards, purchasing, research and design, and sustainability roles.

Commenting on this, the brand said: "The Singapore sourcing office will play an important role in helping to optimise the company’s supply chain organisation that is key to achieving Tupperware’s growth objectives. The center of excellence will support the expansion into new product lines and the development of the company’s emerging brands to cater to a wider set of consumer needs.

"As the business continues to grow, Tupperware is looking to diversify its supplier base to further our reach and access to sustainable materials for continuous improvement and brand-focused products."

"We have plans to expand beyond the kitchen and take Tupperware into more categories and channels than ever before to meet today’s growing consumer demand. Singapore will play a critical role in the strategic growth of our iconic brand and emerging sub-brands. We have had a corporate presence in Singapore for many years and we look forward to growing our presence in what many see as a global center for business, innovation, and talent,” Sandra Harris, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Tupperware Brands Corporation, added.

Jakob Rojens will serve as Managing Director for Tupperware’s Singapore Sourcing and Supply Chain Centre.

Tupperware is currently looking for a permanent office space in Singapore and "expects to begin hiring immediately", with available job roles to be found on its LinkedIn page

In similar news, professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) last week launched its Asia Pacific Centre of Sustainability Excellence (CSE) in Singapore, which was officially opened by Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment.

In a press release on Thursday (9 December), PwC said the CSE will play a critical role in PwC’s Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ambitions in Singapore and across the region, where it will focus on supporting organisations in areas such as decarbonisation, climate risk, sustainable finance, responsible investment, nature-based solutions, sustainability reporting and assurance, ESG upskilling, and capability-building for the ecosystem. The CSE is also focused on supporting Singapore as a carbon services and trading hub, and will invest in other areas as issues evolve.

The CSE is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, leveraging the strong climate ambition underlined by the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore's close connectivity with the diverse economies across Asia Pacific, and its growing prominence as a regional sustainability hub.

It will also be involved in three key areas: Upskilling and capacity building, a new Singapore Low Carbon Network in support of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, and a committment to developing PwC's employees in ESG.

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