Corporate Social Responsibility
With the goal on being a good corporate citizen, the Group acknowledges the importance of conducting its business in a socially responsible way. At OKP, we
demonstrate this by taking our corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously and making positive contributions to the community in which we operate.
The Group aims to uphold the best practices in all its business operations, and this involves giving back to the community and offering assistance to the disadvantaged and needy in society. This assistance comes in the form of providing sponsorships and donations to various charitable organisations and causes. In addition, we encourage our staff to volunteer their time and services towards supporting worthy causes, thus making a difference to the community.
Over the past 10 years, there is a growing recognition in Singapore and worldwide that taking part in CSR initiatives can give business a competitive advantage. It is gaining recognition in many organisations, which are making CSR practices an important part of their business operations. These organisations realise that adopting good CSR practices can bring about benefits such as establishing a good reputation for the company, and maintaining good morale among staff and enabling better performances, thereby attracting investors and improving productivity.
At OKP, we are fully aware that promoting CSR is capable of strengthening ourcorporate reputation. To achieve this, we extend our support to the community through involvement in various fundraising activities and philanthropic efforts and through our annual Charities of the Year programme. We actively support various charities, providing our staff opportunities to be public-spirited citizens as they participate in fundraising initiatives for specific causes and needs. Through various fundraising events and charities, we are able to extend our reach to many disadvantaged persons within the communities that we serve.
The Group renders financial assistance and support to the following charities and community organisations:
- Adventist Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre, a voluntary welfare organisation which provides physiotherapy and rehabilitation for victims of stroke, head and spinal injury following accidents; and other chronic neuromuscular disorders;
- Students Care Service which has four centres with a team of caring professionals, which are committed to serving children and youth in Singapore, enabling them to maximise their potential;
- Pertapis Education and Welfare Centre for its Swing for Hope charity golf event to raise funds for its children's home and centre for women and girls;
- Pasir Ris East Zone Community Club for its Marathon Ekiden Charity Run to raise funds for its Community Development and Welfare Fund which sponsors bursary awards and good progress awards;
- Tampines Changkat Consultative Committee for its Festive Wishes Come True event which brings joy to underprivileged children by fulfilling their desired gifts during Christmas;
- Tagore Business Association, a group formed to enhance Tagore Industrial Estate's business environment and promote the welfare of businesses, for its Tagore Award which serves to nurture, support and spur them towards achieving business excellence;
- Nanyang Technological University's Computer Science and Engineering Club for their overseas community projects;
- Chee Hoon Kog Moral Promotion Society, a charity which accepts non-paying residents recommended by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health or through medical social workers of hospitals;
- Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Pte Ltd, an international, for-profit association wholly-owned and run by disabled artists to help them meet their financial needs;
- World Children's Fund HK Ltd, a non-profit, charitable organisation whose purpose is to facilitate caring and sharing of aid to needy and suffering children in crisis situations worldwide;
- The Singapore Association for the Deaf, which serves the deaf and hard-of-hearing community with a mission to assist them in achieving a better quality of life and enabling them to integrate and contribute to society;
- Tentera Diraja Mosque's Charity Golf Tournament;
- Playeum Ltd, a charitable centre for creativity and culture in order to nurture the next generation of creators, innovators and thinkers, by engaging children and families in over 150 programmes and novel experiences through collaborations with other museums, public institutions and creative practitioners;
- Halogen Foundation Singapore, a values–based, not-for-profit institution dedicated to youth leadership and entrepreneurship development;
- Singapore Red Cross, an independent humanitarian society, which is dedicated to providing assistance in relief operations in times of disaster, and in auxiliary health and welfare services to the sick, handicapped, aged and poor; and to provide voluntary aid to the sick and wounded in time of war, and to prisoners of war and civilians suffering from the effects of war;
- Educational scholarships and sponsorships for students in tertiary institutions. Since 2012, OKP has sponsored or provided scholarships to more than ten students at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore under the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) – Industry Environment Undergraduate Sponsorship/Scholarship;
- Singapore Children's Society's 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-need Project, that helps protect and nurture children and youths, particularly those who are abused, neglected, and those from dysfunctional families;
- Dyslexia Association of Singapore, a society with its team of psychologists and specialist teachers providing help to over 1,000 dyslexic children from more than 250 schools;
- Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan hospital, a leading voluntary welfare organisation running a 200-bed hospital providing rehabilitation and geriatric care;
- Singapore Heart Foundation, which advocates health and plays a proactive role in helping heart patients and their families and in equipping the community with
information and skills for better heart care;
- Community Chest, the fund-raising division of the National Council of Social Service that raises funds for the many charities that it supports in
aid of the disadvantaged in society;
- Disabled People's Association, a selffunded voluntary welfare organisation that helps people with disabilities to become valuable, contributing members of the society;
- Handicaps Welfare Association, an organisation that is run by peoplewith disabilities, for people with disabilities, to promote self-help and provide mutual support among the disabled in Singapore;
- Kidney Dialysis Foundation, a non-profit charitable organisation providing subsidised dialysis treatment to patients who could not afford treatment due to financial difficulties;
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation that helps pay for, either fully or partially, all costs related to the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma
and similar blood-related disorders in its patients;
- Teen Challenge Singapore, an organisation that provides counselling, drop-in facilities for youth requiring close supervision, and residential care for individuals recovering from various forms of life-controlling problems, including teenage and adult drug and alcohol
- Yellow Ribbon Fund, a project to help rebuild lives of ex-offenders released from the various prisons and drug rehabilitation centres;
- Singapore Gymnastics, the national sports association for gymnastics in Singapore, with funds raised for running and administering its various gymnastics programmes.
The Group also sponsors events or programmes organised by various organisations such as schools, religious organisations, Community Development Council, People's Association and Land Transport Authority. It does this by raising funds for charities through golf tournaments, dinners and other events.