Singapore Companies Honoured at Inaugural CSR Awards

At the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2010, Singapore Compact announced the winners of the inaugural CSR Awards, to honour the companies’ best practices in CSR. Out of the 58 entries submitted, five local companies were chosen as winners in five different categories while two other companies received Special Mention.

Speaking on the awards, Mr Seah Kian Peng, Vice-President of Singapore Compact for CSR said: “The response for the awards this year has been very good. The judges discussed the various nominations very thoroughly before arriving at their decision. We feel that this award is a good way to motivate people to improve their CSR performance. We need leaders and innovators to lead the way in CSR, and to improve on what has been done. For future years’ awards, we will fine tune the criteria for selection to align to changing expectations of the community and other stakeholders.”

The winners are:

Green Champion Award – City Developments Ltd (CDL)

CDL has established an Environmental Health and Safety policy and Environmental Management System to promote sustainability and minimise its operational impacts on the environment. CDL has voluntarily disclosed its greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and also published its Social and Environmental Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines.

Community Developer Award – NTUC Fairprice Cooperative Ltd

NTUC Fairprice was recognised for its social efforts in helping the poor and needy through its Used School Textbooks project and food vouchers for needy families, and in advancing the welfare of workers through the ‘Lend a Hand, Give a Heart’ initiative to help workers worst hit by the recession.

Best Workplace Award – Singapore General Hospital

SGH is sensitive in recruitment training and development by ensuring job advertisements and selection processes are non-discriminatory and based on skills and qualifications. There are clear roadmaps for employees based on identified and customised learning needs, and assistance plans for staff reaching retirement. SGH also ensures family and work-life balance, and engages employees actively.

Accountable Marketer Award – PaperlinX Singapore

PaperlinX actively developed brands of paper manufactured from sustainable forest sources and/or recycled material. The company has attained the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and also conducted presentations with stakeholders to raise awareness of the paper certifications.

Caring Employer Award – ThaiExpress Concepts Pte Ltd

ThaiExpress has employed and shown care for the socially-disadvantaged including the disabled, ex-offenders and youths-at-risk. The company has provided employment for over 150 socially-disadvantaged persons since 2003, with a high success rate of rehabilitation.

Special Mention – Tolaram Group Singapore and Siloso Beach Resort

Tolaram has established two foundations that are raising awareness on the challenges faced by certain groups of people and restoring their self-confidence, while changing public attitudes.

Siloso has created an Environmental Management Committee to oversee the design and construction of the eco-resort, and implemented several green policies and practices.

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