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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.

The Mapletree Staff CSR Programme was launched in 2014 to encourage employees to lead ground-up CSR initiatives. Employees were encouraged to form teams and submit ideas, and selected teams were awarded seed funding of S$5,000 to carry out their activities.

The criteria for the award of seed funding include the quantifiable impact of the initiative, staff commitment, and long-term partnership with the beneficiaries.

In FY19/20, a total of 15 teams, from nine markets where Mapletree has business presence, were awarded seed funding to carry out staff-led CSR projects. The teams were from our offices in Singapore, Australia, China (Beijing, Chongqing, Foshan, Ningbo and Shanghai), Hong Kong SAR, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Singapore-based staff CSR initiatives

In its second year of support, the Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust team collaborated with Food Bank Singapore to pack as well as distribute food and care bundles to needy communities near Mapletree's properties.

On the other hand, the team from Mapletree Logistics Trust Management worked with Habitat for Humanity on ‘Project HomeWorks’, a home-rehabilitation programme to clean and de-clutter homes of elderly and low-income families.

Outreach efforts by overseas staff volunteers

In Hong Kong SAR, the staff team Festival Walk partnered Community Chest HK and HK Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (HKSAPID) on healthcare and education support.

In China, the team from Ningbo donated sports equipment and organised programmes for students of the local school to improve fitness and teamwork, while teams in Chongqing and Shanghai organised activities for children at rehabilitation training centre and health institution for children respectively.

The team from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, continued its second year of support for the local primary school where most of the students are from low-income families. They carried out refurbishment works and donated books as well as provided scholarships and study tools to the students.

In Australia, the team from Sydney office, participated in a Christmas toys and books donation run as well as worked with Property Industry Foundation on their “Make a House a Home” programme to furnish homes for homeless youth.

Over in the United States, staff teams from Chicago continued support for low-income children by providing them with educational opportunities and hockey training, while the New York team partnered with Art Start for the second year, to use creative arts to transform at-risk youths through workshops.

In the United Kingdom, the London team which was awarded seed funding for the second year, partnered “Streetlytes”, a registered charity for an outreach programme at a drop-in centre and volunteered to teach useful skills to the homeless.