Community and Society
Donations to Charitable Organisations: Donations are made to various charitable organisations annually with the recommendation by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee.
Community Involvement: Led by the CSR Committee, the Group reaches out to the community by making meaningful contributions.
During the year, the CSR Committee organised two outreach programs to the residents of Hong Kah North Day Care Cenre. These were two activities over the Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival where almost all the staff and management of the Group interacted and shared festive joy and cheer with the elderly residents, and distributed gifts and presents. The activities were well received by the Care Centre and its residents.
Green Practices: The Environmental Sustainability Committee promotes Green initiatives and encourages staff to be conscientious about the saving of electricity and recycling to preserve the planet for a better tomorrow. Activities/efforts such as recycling, reducing paper usage, using energy saving light bulbs and refillable ink pens, spring cleaning conducted periodically to reduce waste and switching off electricity at all power points after office hours have become regular/daily habits in the office. Green mailer is emailed to all staff on regular basis to reiterate the importance of reducing today’s consumption of natural resources to benefit future generations. During the year, the Group also participated in Earth Hour on 28 March 2015. Such Green efforts are further extended to the managing agents of the Groups developments.
Sustainability Development: The Group is committed in its efforts to include environmentally sustainable features in its property developments. The Group has obtained many Green Mark awards by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) since 2008 for its development projects for constructing environment-friendly buildings and promoting sustainability in the built environment from project conceptualisation and design, as well as during construction stage.
Recently, the Group was awarded the Green Mark Gold Plus and Platinum Certification by BCA for Luxus Hills Phase 8 and 9 in 2015. The Group also won the BCI Asia Top Ten 2013 Developers Awards where winners were those with the highest score in terms of sustainability and green building ratings.
During the year, the Group contributed and planted over 200 trees on the Luxus Hills open common and public areas anda long Ang Mok Kio Avene 5. This is the Group’s major efforts to contribute to green and environmentally friendly living surroundings. To Commemorate and mark the significance of the Group’s policy to pursue Green initiatives, the Environmental Sustainability Committee organised a tree planting day on 9 February 2015, in which almost all the staff participated.
Learning and Development: The Group is committed to providing training and development opportunities to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to perform their job functions efficiently. Staff has attended work-related training and courses to upgrade themselves and to keep abreast with the current regulatory framework, authorities’ requirements, technical knowledge and property market conditions. This helps to enhance work contributions and personal development. New hires are provided with on-the-job training and are orientated on the Group’s businesses, culture and core values.
Workplace Safety and Health: The Group promotes a strong safety culture in the workplace to achieve a safe working environment. The Group has an established Workplace Safety and Health policy manual for staff to adhere to recommended safety standards and practices. The Group strives to fully integrate health and safety into all aspects of its activities through a continuous improvement of process. Matters relating to health and safety at the workplace are regularly assessed and deliberated during management meetings. Safety planning and management is diligently practiced through the various stages of our projects from design inception, development, construction and property management. Risk assessments are carried out to identify hazards. The risks involved are analysed and adequate controls are put in place to minimise or eliminate these exposures.