Volunteerism & Charity

Keppel Volunteers
Keppel Land also reaches out to the less privileged through Keppel Volunteers, a Keppel Group-wide volunteer movement. Started in 2000, Keppel Volunteers has actively spearheaded regular activities that positively impact local communites and charities. Believing that charity goes beyond providing financial support, we actively support employees keen on volunteering with two days of volunteer leave annually.

In 2015, Keppel Volunteers partnered Thye Hua Kwan Bedok Radiance Seniors Activity Centre, Care Corner Family Service Centre, Metropolitan YMCA, Bright Hill Evergreen Home and Ren Ci Nursing Home to organise various activities for the elderly and the needy. It also joined Yayasan Mendaki in delivering food hampers to low-income households during Hari Raya in July.

In support of the National Blood Programme by Health Sciences Authority and Singapore Red Cross, blood donation drives were organised at Keppel's worksites including Keppel Bay Tower for the eighth consecutive year in 2015.

Keppel Nights
Through the Keppel Nights programme, students from heartland schools in Singapore are able to enjoy access to world-class performances presented at Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay. A collaboration between Keppel Corporation and Esplanade, the Keppel Nights programme inspires a love for the arts amongst students and cultivates lifelong arts engagement among the young.

Community Causes
Our philanthropy goes hand-in-hand with time and effort commitment.

In 2012, the SHARE programme by Community Chest was re-introduced to Keppel Land employees. A monthly workplace donation programme, SHARE provides a stable source of funds for over 300,000 beneficiaries through 82 charities across Singapore.

In 2015, to commemorate Singapore's Golden Jubilee, Keppel Land mounted the SG50 "Singapore Unboxed" exhibition on the Transformation of Singapore's Financial Landscape from 26 Oct - 18 Dec. Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the exhibition showcased the transformation of Singapore's landscape in the Raffles Place, Bras Basah, Bugis and Keppel Bay areas; as well as Keppel Land's landmark developments such as Ocean Financial Centre, Marina Bay Financial Centre and Bugis Junction as well as public buildings such as the National Library at Victoria Street and Singapore Management University. Through the exhibition, the Company engaged its stakeholders in various ways. KLL hosted a group of 40 seniors from THKSAC at the National Library leg of the exhibition. Community engagement through lunch-time events, Facebook and a photo competition saw the public sharing their memories of the areas.

In 2015, Keppel Land is a major corporate sponsor for the Green Corridor Run. Over 7,000 people from 69 countries took part in this third instalment of the run which also marked the launch of the inaugural Keppel Land Water Challenge. This segment of the run lets participants experience what it is like for those in developing countries to walk long distances daily to fetch clean water for safe-drinking and domestic uses. Staff participated in the run, which stretched 10.5 km from the historic Tanjong Pagar railway station to the Bukit Timah station.

During the festive seasons such as Lunar New Year and Hari Raya, Keppel Land also collaborated with the Metropolitan YMCA to sponsor and distribute festive goodies to needy families. Employees also donated clothes which were exchanged for packets of rice for low-income families in South West CDC's Eco Clean Out initiative.

Caring for Overseas Communities

To aid in the learning and development of autistic children, staff volunteers from Keppel Land China's Tianjin office organised regular outings with Children from Xiangyu Austism Mutual Aid Association. This included tree planting at the Tianjin Pearl Beach International Country Club in conjunction with China's tree-planting in March, as well as celebrating Thanksgiving Day with children in November 2015.

In Vietnam, Keppel Land Vietnam officially adopted Vinh Son School, a school for underprivileged children, in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City in April 2015. Keppel Land Vietnam has pledged to provide the school with a bottle of milk a day for each student, school uniforms, backpacks, computer, television and DVD player, text books, as well as books donated by Keppel Land Vietnam staff. It also sponsored the school's utility bills from April to December 2015.

In June 2015, 60 volunteers from Keppel Thai Properties (KTP), worked with Chet Khot-Pong Kon Sao Nature Study Centre located within the Khao Yai national park in Saraburi province to build check dams and salt licks in the national park in June. The check dams will help to prevent soil erosion in the area during the rainy season, while the salt licks will benefit wildlife by preserving minerals on the forest floor which the wild animals depend on for nutrients.

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