National Service and Total Defence form the cornerstone of Singapore's continued stability and prosperity. The support from businesses, employers and the wider community towards National Service and Total Defence is recognised through NS Mark.
It is a national-level accreditation scheme that recognises businesses and organisations with policies and human resource practices that support National Service and Total Defence.
The Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) was instrumental in developing the accreditation scheme through extensive consultations between MINDEF, the Singapore Armed Forces and the various stakeholder groups.
RECOGNITION OF NS MARK
With the NS Mark recipients leading the way in the community, their commitment and conviction will inspire fellow businesses and organisations within the community to step forward as well and pledge their support for National Service.
Recipients of the NS Mark (Gold), who have implemented policies and practices that support National Service and Total Defence, are our flag bearers within the community in supporting our National Servicemen to better balance their family, work and National Service commitments.
NS MARK TIERS
There are two tiers of accreditation, the NS Mark and the NS Mark (Gold).
Businesses and organisations that pledge their commitment and sign the Declaration of Support for National Service and Total Defence may attain the NS Mark. Those with a higher level of support that have implemented policies and human resource practices that support National Service and Total Defence may progress to attain the NS Mark (Gold).
Recipients of the NS Mark (Gold) who have demonstrated exemplary support for National Service and Total Defence will be considered for the prestigious NS Advocate Award.
To apply for the NS Mark, businesses and organisations will need to commit and make a declaration towards supporting National Service and Total Defence. One click is all it takes to apply.
DECLARATION OF SUPPORT
When businesses and organisations apply for the NS Mark (Gold), they will have to indicate the types of policies, practices or advocacy efforts that they have that support National Service and Total Defence.
Once submitted, MINDEF will review the NS Mark (Gold) application and assess the extent and effectiveness of the support and the advocacy efforts that have been put in place.
The NS Mark (Gold) accreditation will be awarded when the prevailing criteria have been met.