SING INVESTMENTS & FINANCE LIMITED ("SIF") formulates our Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") Policy with reference to the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) Sustainability Reporting guidelines. The objectives of our CSR Policy are:
SIF believes in continuous commitment to giving back to society and we are targeting towards attaining more sustainability in our future CSR projects. In our continuous efforts to reach out to the less privileged, we encourage corporate giving and volunteerism towards meaningful causes to the community to foster a high performance CSR organization.
For the year 2016, we have participated in two CSR activities.
In collaboration with People’s Association, SIF embarked on its first Project We Care activity on 22nd October 2016. The programme is under the umbrella of Project We Care Stay Well with Friends, with the key objective of enhancing the social well-being of the vulnerable community through corporate-initiated activities.
With the network introduction of People’s Association, we had a fabulous and wonderful time entertaining and uplifting the spirits of the elderly folks from the low income brackets including some handicapped residents at Limbang Constituency @ Choa Chu Kang. We had an exciting and fun day bringing much joy and laughter to them.
Our volunteers interacted with the elderly with some handicraft works and played guessing games with them which tested their memory and kept them active and alert. This was followed by a Karaoke singing session, healthy fruits cum buffet session with them. They enjoyed themselves singing and dancing with the volunteers and we had achieved our objective of bringing much joy and happiness to the elderly.
It was indeed heartening to see the elderly enjoying the food, games and the interactions with our volunteers. It has been our pleasure and honour to have the opportunity to work with People’s Association for our CSR projects.
Every year, SGX rallies the support of its listed companies and counterparts from the financial sector to raise funds for the underprivileged children and families, persons with disabilities and the elderly (namely AWWA Ltd, Autism Association, Fei Yue Community Services and Shared Services for Charities). The SGX Bull Charge Charity Run attracts more participants than any other corporate charity race in Singapore. For the first time, Sing Investments & Finance Limited contributed S$5,000 and participated in the SGX Bull Charge Charity Run 2016 which was held on 18 November 2016 at The Float @ Marina Bay. Twenty five of our staff participated in the 5km run in the financial district – all for a good cause to do their part for charity.
In line with global efforts to save the environment and reduce global warming, SIF is committed to reduce energy usage and office consumables. Reduction in paper usage is achieved by making reports available in soft copies and encouraging staff to print documents only when necessary and to print on both sides of the paper. To reduce power consumption, electrical devices and equipment are switched off when not in use and lights in the buildings appropriately dimmed after office hours. We will continue to raise the level of awareness and commitment amongst staff towards sustainability in all aspects of our social responsibility operations.
At SIF, we are committed to our sense of corporate social responsibility and with more participation in the CSR events, our employees will develop a bonding relationship with their co-workers to care for others and learn to contribute meaningfully to our society.
SIF remains firmly committed to giving back to the society and advocating good environmental practices. In our efforts to reach out to the less fortunate through community work, we organize CSR activities and encourage our staff to actively participate in these meaningful events.
On 19 September 2015, volunteers from SIF visited the Chee Hoon Kog Moral Home for the Aged Sick, a home for about 125 residents, most of whom are wheelchair-bound.
The event kicked off with our volunteers accompanying about 50 residents for their daily exercises with their physiotherapists. Exercise was followed by a sing-along session and games before tucking in to a sumptuous meal. The visit ended with our volunteers distributing goody bags to the residents.
The reward was more than seeing the happy faces of the residents of the home. SIF staff volunteers deepened their bond with one another.
As part of our continuous effort in caring for the community, we have also donated to institutions providing free or subsidized medical and healthcare services as well as welfare societies in aid of the less fortunate. For the third consecutive year, we have contributed to Business China, a platform dedicated to raising the bilingual and bicultural quotient of Singaporeans as well as the global connectivity of Singapore.
In line with global efforts to save the environment and reduce global warming, SIF is committed to reducing energy usage and office consumables. Management and staff are educated on and encouraged to reduce paper usage, cut down on power consumption by switching off the power of devices and equipment when not in use, as well as leaving minimal lighting switched on after office hours.
We will continue to raise awareness amongst management and staff to step up on recycling efforts in as well as reducing waste from all areas of our operations.
SIF is committed to giving back to the society and advocating good environmental practices. To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we carefully planned our CSR activities to address the various needs of the community as well as to encourage active participation from employees.
On 20 December 2014, SIF embarked on a CSR project by volunteering at the Geylang East Home for the Aged. The beneficiaries are residents from financially-challenged backgrounds that lacked family support.
The project saw our volunteers rolling up their sleeves to clean out the living quarters of the Home. Once in spick and span condition, volunteers and residents gathered for a sing-along session which brought about much cheer to the all.
Since Christmas was around the corner, residents were also treated to a sumptuous lunch and were given ang pows (lucky red packets) by our senior management.
SIF will continue to give back to our community and seek to improve our CSR programmes so as to continue to bring joy and hope to the needy and the underprivileged.
As part of our continued commitment to caring for the community, we have also donated to institutions providing free or subsidized medical and healthcare services as well as welfare societies in aid of the less fortunate. For the second year running, we have contributed to Business China, a platform dedicated to raising the bilingual and bicultural quotient of Singaporeans as well as the global connectivity of Singapore.
In response to the worldwide call for global warming reduction, SIF is committed to reducing energy usage and office consumables. Management and staff are educated on and encouraged to reduce paper usage, cut down on power consumption by switching off the power of devices and equipment when not in use, as well as leaving minimal lighting switched on after office hours.