By Naweera Sidik on 26 Apr, 2018 2:43:48 PM
We have won the AmCham CARES award for the third year running, with this year achieving the Silver Award for the Entrepreneur Category! In addition, we are pleased to have also received a special mention as one of three Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that was able to link doing good with their core business operation.
We are truly blessed and indeed humbled to be recognised for our commitment to making a difference and our efforts in bringing value to the underprivileged community in Singapore.
The AmCham CARES award, awarded by the American Chamber of Commerce of Singapore (AmCham), recognises American companies in Singapore that have demonstrated a strong understanding of the linkages between operations and society, and that conduct business in a way that creates both long-term economic and social value.
As a small company with just 15 members in the team, there are natural constraints when wanting to do good, on a large scale. Yet, this has not stopped the team from dreaming big, and striving hard to make a greater impact for the community.
In fact, true to the Emergenetics spirit, we tapped on three principles that are close to the heart of Emergenetics: Collaboration, Community and Communication, which have helped propel our CSR efforts further:
- Collaboration: working closely with partners to multiply the impact of our efforts
- Community: building a strong community, with fellow Emergenetics Associates in the country, to extend and expand the impact created
- Communication: sharing good practices with others, so that others too may be inspired to do more good together
This has resulted in a series of initiatives, programmes and activities in the past three years: Impact SG50, Realising Potential Initiative, Let's Paint-A-VWO at St Luke's Eldercare, FairPrice Walk for Rice: Team Edition.
Launch of the Emergenetics 'Realising Potential Initiative' in 2016, where Emergenetics pledged 2,500 Emergenetics Profiles to non-profit organisations.
Let's Paint-a-VWO at St Luke's Eldercare centre, in 2016.
FairPrice Walk for Rice: Team Edition! A collaboration with SAFRA Punggol and South East CDC to help raise bowls of rice for underprivileged families in Singapore.
The Emergenetics team spent some time with and distributed bags of rice to 35 seniors at Muhammadiyah Health & Day Care Centre.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many partners for joining us in making our CSR efforts seamless:
- National Council of Social Services for working tirelessly with us in our Realising Potential Initiative
- South East Community Development Council and SAFRA Punggol for collaborating with us, especially in the recent FairPrice Walk for Rice: Team Edition, so that many more families can benefit from the rice that was fundraised
- AmCham Singapore Board, CSR Committee and Staff for the support over the years and for recognising the efforts of our team
- Our esteemed Emergenetics Associates family, who have supported us through the years for many of our CSR initiatives
Without the continued support and partnerships, we would not have had the honour of winning the AmCham CARES award three years in a row. Thank you.
Here is a video which sums up our CSR journey, and we hope you can join us for future events and programmes.
As a global human capital company, our passion is people and we are dedicated to making a difference wherever we are.
At Emergenetics International - Asia Pacific, our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is tied to our mission of moving people and organisations forward through Emergenetics and strategic communication.
We leverage our expertise in people and organisation 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 2015 initiative ‘Impact SG50’ as well as, Emergenetics 'Realising Potential Initiative' (RPI), an on-going partnership with National Council of Social Service (NCSS) launched by then Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan-Jin.
To date, more than 191 leaders from 5 organisations benefited from RPI, and 50 non-profit organisations have benefited from Impact SG50.
We believe that doing good is easier when we take a Whole Emergenetics approach. That’s why #WeDoGoodTogether.
Find out more, how we continue to contribute to the community through the work of Collaboration, Community and Communication.