AmCham CARES 2018 Weekly Recipient Highlight: Empowerment
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
A key focus of Carlson Wagonlit Travel‘s Responsible Business efforts in Singapore was its partnership with the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) to raise funds as well as awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Initiatives included talks by breast cancer survivors at the CWT office as well as a fundraising drive at CWT’s annual event for clients and partners. CWT employees also participated in the Pink Ribbon Walk and volunteered their time with the Breast Cancer Foundation to help them prepare for various campaigns.
Complete Healthcare International (CHI) believes in creating an awareness of optimum health within the community and strives to provide a comprehensive high standard level of care for the whole family as well as maintain and optimize individuals’ health. As part of their social engagement program, CHI is also very proud to support AIDHA, a non-profit empowering and providing opportunities for foreign domestic workers and lower-income women to transform their lives through sustainable wealth creation.
Conjunct Consulting is committed to strengthening social good organizations by engaging, mobilizing, and empowering pro bono talent in Singapore with a mission to develop high-impact social-sector leaders and to build a community of socially conscious changemakers. Through their three university chapters at NUS, SMU, and NTU, Conjunct Consulting empowers students to serve the priority needs of the non-profit sector to work alongside organizations such as The Salvation Army, AWWA, and Singapore Cancer Society.
Crown Singapore was the Official Logistics Support for the past 5 years for Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) month-long Awareness Campaign. Crown Volunteers made up of both office and operations team assisted in the logistics delivery and collections of Donations Boxes to all participating organizations. Through this partnership BCF raised over $17K with the amazing joint efforts of Crown volunteers & BCF. Crown is committed to promoting employee engagement in such activities and forming this as part of Crown’s CSR ethos.
Dow Chemical Pacific
In support of the autism community, Dow introduced its award-winning water-based, low VOC (volatile organic compound), low odor binder for the running track, basketball court, and parade square in Grace Orchard School this year. Dow employees also organized a 400-people Walk for Autism event in partnership with Autism Association (Singapore) and ActiveSG in order to raise awareness for autism. They also carried out several other fundraising activities throughout the year as a means for impact and providing a safe environment for the autism community.
Emergenetics International leverages its expertise in people and organization development by conducting pro bono Emergenetics workshops to positively impact leaders in the non-profit sector in Singapore, and through them, make a positive impact on the wider community. This is done through our Emergenetics Realising Potential Initiative (RPI), an on-going partnership with National Council of Social Service (NCSS) launched by Tan Chuan-Jin, then Minister for Social and Family Development. So far, almost 200 leaders from 5 organizations have benefited from RPI.
Employees at GE are always encouraged to identify local needs and mobilize resources to address challenges in education, environment, health, and community development. GE volunteers work closely with non-profit organizations and partners to enable positive changes within local communities, and GE was one of the founding organizations that initiated the island-wide Corporate Community Day (CCD) with AmCham back in 2002.
Marsh & McLennan
Marsh & McLennan Companies uses its Corporate Social Responsibility programs to empower colleagues to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which they live. They have instituted several programs in order to drive colleague participation and engagement, such as Global Volunteer Month, Volunteer Recognition Program, and Paid Day Off To Volunteer. All these initiatives, coupled with the tracking of volunteer hours in 2012, have served to increase colleague engagement with volunteer initiatives and charitable organizations.