At SembCorp Industries, we recognise that to be a truly successful
company we must have a strong social commitment to improving the world
around us. We see corporate citizenship as an integral part of every
decision and action we take. This directly influences how we conduct
our business and how we interact with the world at large.
- Aiming to make a difference in the world and the communities we operate in
- Protecting and enhancing the environment we live in
AIMING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN OUR WORLD
Community & Volunteerism
Businesses can only be as successful as the communities and the
world they exist in. We take this commitment seriously and participate
actively in the communities where we live and work.
We believe that a true commitment to our communities goes beyond
just financial aid. That is why we encourage and support our employees
in their desire to make a difference in their communities through
their contributions of time and business experience.
Our staff started 2002 with a visit to the Chen Su Lan Methodist
Childrens Home, bringing gifts, food and entertainment to
the children at the Home as we celebrated the new year with them.
SMOE of Utilities raised some S$85,000 at their annual SMOE Singapore
Oil Patch Charity Golf Tournament in aid of the Singapore Childrens
Society, while SembCorp Environmental Management (SembEnviro) launched
its first major corporate philanthropy programme for needy children
with a donation of S$20,888 to the Jamiyah Childrens Home
for its operating needs.
Relying on simple yet meaningful efforts such as collecting newspapers
and Christmas carolling, SembCorp Engineers and Constructors collected
over S$27,000 for the ASPN Katong Special School, Yishun Students
Care Service, the Singapore Cheshire Home, and the MINDS (Movement
for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore) Tampines Home, and
another S$31,000 for the Community Chest of Singapore.
Believing that we should also make a difference in our communities
using our business expertise, SembCorp Logistics joined the Boys
Brigade Sharity Gift Box Programme as its logistics consultant.
We helped collect gifts and food from Sharity Gift Boxes across
the island and transported them to our warehouse where items were
sorted for distribution to more than 110 charities. We provided
warehouse space and storage pallets for these gifts, while our staff
spent much of their personal time sorting out the gifts.
As an engineering services group, we understand how important quality
education is to prepare our children for the future. In particular,
the less privileged and needy children have a particular place in
In 2002, SembEnviro launched its Environmental Management Scholarship,
an annual scholarship scheme to provide tertiary education to all
children residing in homes. The first corporation to offer a local
tertiary scholarship that extends to all 15 of our nations
homes for children, the scholarships are worth some S$50,000 annually.
Apart from the financial help, SembEnviro will also offer the scholars
job positions in the company on completion of their scholarships.
A programme similar to the Environmental Management Scholarship
will also be made available to the children of SembEnviros
staff who are in need of financial assistance.
SembCorp Gas (SembGas) and SembCorp Power (SembPower) were the main
sponsors for the National University of Singapores Engineering
Club orientation programme, while SembCorp Marine (SembMarine) set
aside S$250,000 in subsidies to help low-income families to buy
school essentials. A School Book Assistance Grant was provided to
families living in areas near Jurong Shipyard and Sembawang Shipyard
as part of our Community Responsibility and Care Programme. This
was set up specifically to help families in the surrounding areas
in times of need.
Apart from supporting the education of our next generation, we also
believe that as part of corporate transparency, it is important
for our shareholders to have the right tools and skills to be able
to hold us accountable. To this end, we believe that investor education
is of great importance and we are sponsors of the Securities Investors
Association Singapore which provides education, information and
research for retail investors in Singapore.
Arts & Culture
Arts and culture are the living and breathing building blocks to
the quality of life in our communities. We support the arts to ensure
that it keeps playing that important role in peoples lives.
In recognition of SembCorp Industries on-going support of
the Arts, we received the Arts Supporter Award 2002 at the Patron
of the Arts Awards. This recognised our sponsorship of a recording
of works by the local composer, the late Tsao Chieh, who was a member
of the management team which founded Pacific Internet.
SembMarine also sponsored the National University of Singapores
Raffles Hall production of the musical Mersons Gift
Shop, and contributed towards efforts in the Peace Initiative,
the Singapore American Schools annual concert that raises
funds for the education of children in developing countries.
Sports & Fitness
Team Spirit, Endurance, Speed and Perseverance - these are the values
we see in athletic commitment, and values we would like to pass
on through our brand sponsorship of sports.
As part of our on-going support of sports in Singapore, SembGas
and SembPower are official sponsors of the Football Association
of Singapores S League and the Woodlands Wellington Football
Club in Singapore. Apart from the sponsorship which amounted to
S$330,000 per year, the two Utilities units also held a charity
football game, the SembCorp Charity Kick, and raised a total of
S$122,000 for Club Rainbow, a non-profit organisation that supports
children with chronic illnesses. SembGas and SembPower were also
sponsors of the 8th Singapore Straits
Regatta held in January.
PROTECTING AND ENHANCING THE ENVIRONMENT
Not only are we committed to maintaining high standards of health,
safety and environment (See Health, Safety and Environment section),
but protecting and preserving the environment we live in is something
we hold very close to our heart.
As a responsible member of the global community, we do what we can
to protect and enhance the environment and the world we live in.
In fact, the very nature of our business aims to help reduce adverse
environmental impacts. Key to this is the contribution made by our
Environmental Engineering business.
In this years report, we share with you an essay from Loh
Wai Kiew, President & CEO of our Environmental Engineering business.
Wai Kiew, who is also the Chairman of the Waste Management and Recycling
Association of Singapore, plays an important role in creating environmental
awareness in Singapore. She shares here about how all of us at SembCorp
Industries see our role and responsibility to the environment and
the solid steps we have taken to meet environmental challenges with
innovation and determination.