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Building a Strong Volunteerism Spirit

Recognising that successful community initiatives go beyond financial giving, Mapletree’s employees volunteer their time actively and engage the communities where they are based at. To encourage a spirit of giving among employees, the Mapletree Staff CSR Programme was launched in June 2014 to provide seed funding for staff to carry out CSR projects which may not fall within the Group's CSR coverage.

Over the last two years, several staff initiatives have been implemented across Mapletree’s offices in China, India and Singapore.

Singapore-based staff CSR initiatives

For the 2016 programme, a team of volunteers from Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) worked with tenants from five MIT properties to fulfil the wishes of more than 70 underprivileged children in residential care during the Chinese New Year period in February. The team followed up with another wish-fulfilment activity in December.

 

 

In addition, we are supporters of the National Blood Programme and have been the venue sponsor for the annual Blood Donation Drives at Mapletree Business City (MBC) for the past six years. To promote greater participation, two donation drives were held in 2016, which saw more than 280 bags of blood collected over four days.

 

 

As part of the Group’s continuous efforts to remember the legacy of Singapore’s late founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mapletree commissioned an illustrated book titled “What’s Inside the Red Box?” for young readers.

Aligned to our support for education causes, staff volunteers organised seven reading sessions of the book, in 2016 and 2017, at PAP Community Foundation pre-schools, reaching out to more than 160 pre-schoolers aged five to six years old.

Outreach efforts by overseas staff volunteers

Out of the four teams who were awarded seed funding under the 2016 programme, three of the initiatives came from our overseas offices of Beijing, Shanghai and India.

As part of their ongoing efforts to reach out to elderly living near Mapletree’s China headquarters, more than 70 employees from the Shanghai office volunteered their time to organise monthly activities such as lantern festival celebrations and floral arrangement workshops.

  


In India, staff from our Property Management team helped to facilitate the installation of customised classroom furniture for a village primary school near Global Technology Park, Mapletree’s development in Bengaluru. Aimed at providing a more conducive study environment, the team continued to carry out basic maintenance activities at the school on a monthly basis.