Our lives are deeply intertwined with the communities where we operate in.
We seed positive growth to rise and prosper together.
|We persevere to do good as we do well because we believe in building an inclusive, resilient and vibrant society in which people can thrive and stay safe. Our community investments and volunteerism efforts are guided by three focus areas: charitable gifts, education and engineering.|
Improving Lives Through Charitable Gifts
Time is our greatest gift to give. We promote a purpose-driven giving culture by creating opportunities for employees to serve actively in volunteering and community outreach programmes to improve lives. We are also a proud supporter of President’s Challenge in Singapore since 2000, having contributed more than $8 million to date through fundraising. Our efforts to uplift Singapore communities and empower lives were recognised with our third consecutive Charity Platinum Award at the Community Chest Awards.
We presented $398,000 to President Halimah Yacob for President’s Challenge 2021 in Singapore.
We raised $1m for the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Digital Access Programme in Singapore to enable 4,500 individuals, including the vulnerable, elderly and low-income families, to have digital access.
To help residents stay safe during the first pandemic wave, we volunteered to distribute hand sanitisers to more than 600,000 Singapore households through the #BYOBclean initiative by Temasek Foundation, at a time when such products were short in supply.
During the height of the pandemic, we were also part of the volunteering efforts in the StayMasked distribution campaign by Temasek Foundation that enabled over 1.1 million households to successfully collect nearly 85 million masks from over 130 collection points.
We built cabinets for families who needed affordable homes in San Antonio, Texas in the U.S. in support of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.
We volunteered for a beautification project at McAllister Park, on the north side of San Antonio in the U.S. to remove debris from park grounds and keeping the park clean and safe for community use.
We donated over 1,000 decommissioned laptops to Singapore-based Engineering Good for refurbishment and subsequent distribution to the less privileged.
We spread the festive cheer in North America by donating a vast array of toys for children.
We participated in Meals-on-Wheels, a meal delivery programme, to meet the daily needs of the home-bound elderly and frail in the Singapore community.
We participated in an environmental clean-up event hosted by the Singapore Waterways Watch Society to jointly collect and properly dispose around 10 kg of litter and waste material.
Enriching Lives Through Education
Education opens horizons and is key to progress. We believe that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education can help to create a brighter, better world and provide more than global 1,000 internships annually to nurture STEM talent. Apart from investing in local capabilities through talent development programmes to build up a thriving pipeline for sustainable, long-term growth, we also work with partners and collaborators to create diverse learning pathways across industries and demographics.
We raised $108,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund by donating $2 from every AIR+ Reusable Mask sold, providing children and youths from low-income families in Singapore with pocket money to help them through school. We contributed $50,000 to the Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) Student Relief Fund @SIT (COVID-19) to support 29 undergraduates.
We committed $1m over four years from 2018 to 2021 to the NTUC Education and Training Fund. Through the Fund, more than 45,000 Singaporeans have subsidies for skills upgrading and re-skilling in more than 5,300 training courses.
Since 2020, we have accepted 50 apprentices into our annual programme held in partnership in the U.S. with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. We train them into quality shipbuilders within four years.
We give out the Pensacola Mayor’s Scholarship annually in the U.S. to develop local aircraft talent in support of the Northwest Florida aviation workforce. Starting 2022, we will expand the programme from four to eight recipients.
We continue to grow and diversify our talent pool of qualified aircraft maintenance technicians to support the aviation industry in the U.S. through our latest training programme with UPS.
As a proud education and vocation partner of Assumption Pathway School, we have provided consistent support since 2013. In 2021, we gave out two Achievement awards and two Best Progress awards, placed 16 students on a two-week industry experiential programme, while supporting student enrichment and innovation projects.
We also helped set up the first Assumption Pathway School student-run, on-the-job training café open to the public at our Jurong East office in Singapore creating authentic learning opportunities and experiences beyond the familiarity of the school compound to strengthen students’ competencies and employability.
Touching Lives Through Engineering
We use our technologies, expertise and engineering skills to provide solutions and knowledge transfer to communities or through their intermediaries to enhance quality of life. Here are some of our recent skills-based contributions.
We participated in industry workshops to provide insights on co-creating and developing Singapore’s Industry Digital Plan for Social Services to ramp up the sector’s broad-based digitalisation.
We helped the non-profit sector in Singapore achieve greater cyber resilience. By sharing our cybersecurity expertise, 235 representatives from 167 social service agencies and charities were made more cyber ready to protect their organisations and data.
Since 2020, our vehicle inspection business in Singapore has been providing complimentary vehicle roadworthiness inspections to Metta Welfare Association for their fleet of 11 ambulances and buses. In 2021, we extended these free inspections to SPD’s fleet of 11 vans.
We promote the use of assistive technology to help elderlies and persons with disabilities through the ST Engineering Enabling Technology Centre in partnership with SG Enable in Singapore.
We supported a ground-up employee initiative with funding and resources to design and produce quality face shields for nurses in four local hospitals in Baltimore, U.S. The 3D printing files are available online for free.
We addressed a critical market need by developing better fitting and effective masks for kids in collaboration with Temasek Foundation in Singapore.