SingPost does not just deliver mail and provide business solutions. We engage in community relations and use our core competencies to give back to the society. We leverage our delivery and distribution strengths to support various corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Food from the Heart (FFTH) is SingPost's adopted charity. FFTH is a non-profit organisation that runs voluntary food distribution programmes with children, senior citizens and low-income families benefiting from corporate giving. Our CSR goes beyond cash donations; it also involves staff volunteerism and contributions.
- Financial Assistance – We have been supporting the Community Chest SHARE programme since 2004 where we match staff’s monthly contributions dollar-for-dollar. We also raised funds and matched staff’s contributions for overseas humanitarian efforts i.e. Myanmar cyclone and China earthquake in 2008, Indonesia's Mentawai tsunami and Mount Merapi volcanic eruption in 2010 and Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. In 2013, we provided financial aid to China Post whose staff were affected by the Sichuan's 7.0 magnitude earthquake. In the same year, in support of the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, we waived transaction fees for CASHOME remittance service to the Philippines, gave 60% discount off Speedpost EMS and made direction donation to our postal counterpart in the Philippines.
- Core competencies – We use our postal and logistical strengths to support good causes e.g. collection of origami hearts from posting boxes for SingTel’s Touching Lives Fund, delivery of relief supplies and other items to overseas for charitable purposes, etc.
- Retail Network – We leverage our wide distribution network of post offices and Self-service Automated Machines (SAM) to facilitate public donations e.g. Community Chest’s Donation Box Charity Drive at post offices, electronic donations via SAM, etc.
- Singapore Philatelic Museum – We also engage the young through the Singapore Philatelic Museum by contributing $300,000 to the museum for the upkeep and presentation of its philatelic materials and exhibits as well as museum activities on a yearly basis.
One of our green initiatives was to make our flagship building, Singapore Post Centre, more environment-friendly by installing new energy efficient cooling units and fine-tuning the overall chiller plant system, thus reducing the carbon footprint significantly by 2, 531 tonnes per year or an equivalent of 626 saloon cars off the road.
The green initiative is win-win for SingPost as well as we stand to reap savings of more than $1 million a year for the Group. This project also won the ASEAN Energy Award 2008 for demonstrating best practices in energy efficiency and conservation.
This effort supplements SingPost's on-going environment-friendly practices involving energy saving and paper recycling. We have also implemented an eight-year Green Fleet programme to replace our existing vehicles gradually with environment-friendly ones. Many of our vehicles are Euro IV-compliant, which translate into less carbon emissions. We continually seek ways to make our operations more fuel and cost-efficient. Route optimisation and investing in three-wheelers help to reduce the number of return trips to the base or mail transit rooms which in turn help to reduce carbon emission. SingPost operates with about 295 postmen on bicycle and 145 postmen on foot to provide mail services.
There is collective support from everyone to contribute towards energy saving programmes. We set up green corners in our operation areas and offices to encourage recycling as we recognise the long-term and tangible benefits to both the company and the environment that we serve and operate in.