Singapore Airlines & Corporate Responsibility
Singapore Airlines (SIA) believes that operating a successful airline involves contributing actively to the communities in which we work and live.
Singapore Airlines firmly believes that supporting programmes that benefit the communities we serve throughout the world is an essential part of being a good corporate citizen. We continually look to use our expertise in air transportation services to support institutions pursuing worthwhile causes in the markets in which we operate. We are committed to making contributions to initiatives in the arts, sports, community welfare and education, among others. Find out more about our corporate responsibility portfolio in the following areas.
As an international airline, SIA recognises the importance of contributing to the communities we serve. We provide support to various charitable organisations through complimentary and rebated air tickets, corporate donations, staff involvement and other forms of support.
During FY2012/13, SIA supported various community projects in countries in which we operate, such as organising an annual Christmas visit for hospitalised children in Narita, Japan; sponsoring a team of young soccer talents in Moscow, Russia; supporting a community project for senior citizens in the United Kingdom; as well as a project for children from difficult family backgrounds in Zurich, Switzerland; amongst others. More details can be found in our Sustainability Report 2012/13.
Various self-initiated staff volunteer groups in SIA spearhead activities to reach out to the less privileged. For example, the Cabin Crew Club for Community Care, or 5Cs, is made up of cabin crew and ground staff volunteers. Founded in May 2001, it organises activities and outings for students of Chao Yang Special School on a regular basis.
SIA has maintained our longstanding commitment to support the Singapore arts community through our contribution to institutions such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Dance Theatre, Singapore Lyric Opera, and Singapore Chinese Orchestra. We have also supported several of the National Museum of Singapore’s blockbuster exhibitions, such as Highlights from Musee d'Orsay: Dreams and Reality in 2012.
In Australia, SIA has sponsored the West Australian Ballet since 1972. We have also been the official airline partner of Arts Exhibition Australia (AEA) since 1988, as well as a major sponsor of Sydney Dance Company since 2011. During FY2012/13, we were the principal donor of the Portrait of Spain - Masterpieces from the Prado exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery and principal sponsor of Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master at the Art Gallery of South Australia. SIA was also the official airline sponsor of the Indian Film Festival and the Spanish Film Festival.
In the educational sector, SIA has contributed to numerous programmes which provide students with opportunities to achieve their full academic potential. These include contributions to the JY Pillay Global-Asia Programme and the Lee Kuan Yew Bilingualism Fund, rebated air tickets to the Singapore Sports School to nurture emerging sports talents and provide more opportunities to gain exposure in international competitions, supporting LASALLE College of the Arts’ McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts, as well as sponsorships to Indonesian and Filipino students through local education foundations.
In addition, our Australian office has appointed The Smith Family, which supports disadvantaged children through education, and Lille Fro Foundation, which is committed to providing education and training to children and families from small communities difficult to reach due to their geographic isolation and circumstances, as our two official charities in Australia, providing support across their programmes and fundraising drives.
As part of our efforts to strengthen Singapore's image as a world-class destination for sporting events, the Singapore Airlines International Cup horse race was established in 2000. The annual event draws the participation of top horses and renowned jockeys from all over the world.
SIA also supports the Singapore Sports Awards which recognise athletes who make outstanding contributions to local sports. Tickets are awarded annually to the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Sportsboy and Sportsgirl of the Year.
As part of our contributions to the community, SIA is also committed to supporting significant national events in Singapore. For example, we contribute to the annual National Day Parade by providing air travel to the committee members during their preparations.
SIA is also a longstanding supporter of Community Chest, a non-profit organisation that channels funds to assist the less-advantaged in the community. We continue to contribute towards the annual “Give A Hand!” campaign, which raises funds for various beneficiaries under its care. In the second half of 2012, SIA also raised more than $400,000 with limited edition female and male panda toy collectibles clad in our signature batik motif. All funds raised were donated to Community Chest in support of programmes that benefit children with special needs.
As part of our commitment to corporate governance principles, Singapore Airlines attaches a very high priority to ethical business conduct in the markets in which we operate. We engage employees, contractors and agents on the basis that their integrity in the conduct of their work is critical to our business and reputation. We welcome your comments, questions and thoughts about our Company's ethics and integrity. Your comments will be treated in confidence.
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Suppliers' Code of Conduct
In line with our focus on sustainable business development, Singapore Airlines has produced a Code of Conduct which highlights the standards of behaviour that we expect from our suppliers. The Code of Conduct was developed in accordance with our business values, based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact related to Human Rights, Labour, the Environment and Anti-Corruption. It also takes into account operational, social and environmental issues.
Singapore Airlines has always been committed to conducting our business lawfully and with integrity. Please refer to our Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Policy and Procedures. This Policy applies to all employees of the Singapore Airlines group of companies. Singapore Airlines' service providers are also expected to comply with this Policy.
Risk Management Framework
Risk management is a key aspect of corporate governance, and Singapore Airlines has a structured Risk Management Framework in place. The Framework comprises a risk governance and reporting structure, a standardised risk management process and a set of risk management principles, policies and guidelines. Please refer to our Risk Management Framework for more details.