Corporate Philanthropy and Volunteering

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  Corporate Philanthropy and Volunteering

In 2018, we ran three events for our Singapore employees:

  • Kallang River clean up in partnership with Waterways Watch Society
  • Coney Island Beach Clean-up
  • Project ‘Painting smiles’ in partnership with Central Singapore Community Development Council to paint a series of colourful murals and mingle with the residents of the Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled

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Our employees in Singapore spent 238 hours doing voluntary work in 2018.

Beach clean-up in Singapore

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote environmental consciousness, the Sustainable Development team organised a volunteering session for CNCo and SPO employees in Singapore on 16th March. The activities for the Friday afternoon were leaf mulching and a clean-up of one of the beaches of Coney Island, located off the northeastern coast of Singapore.

Rubbish that accumulates on beaches mostly comes from the shore and the most common type of rubbish collected on the day was plastic. Within one hour, the 28 volunteers gathered 21 bags of rubbish from just a stretch of 360m of beach!


Singapore colleagues help clean Singapore waters

Continuing our partnership with Waterways Watch Society (WWS), the SD team organised an environmental corporate volunteering programme on 30th November 2018.

As both CNCo and SPO offices are located in the Concourse building which overlooks the Kallang River, we felt that it was opportune to share with colleagues the efforts behind the scenes to keep the river clean, the types of trash found in the water and how we could maintain cleanliness and support the environmental cause.

More than 30 shore-based employees spent the afternoon on kayaks, bicycles and a pedal-boat, collecting trash from the river and along the coastal areas in the vicinity. This is the second collaboration with WWS to raise awareness and inspire stewardship of environmental protection of the waters in Singapore.