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 FY2013/14, SIA supported various community projects in countries in which we operate, such as organising an annual Christmas visit for hospitalised children in Narita, Japan; donation of cash and blankets in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan; 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 FY2013/14.
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 worked closely with the National Arts Council on various community arts projects.
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. In 2013, we were 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 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 Fund for Bilingualism, as well as sponsorships to Filipino students through local education foundations.
In addition, our Australian office has adopted 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.
SIA continues to promote the development of sports. In April 2014, SIA signed an agreement with the Formula One Group to be the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
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, as well as the Singapore Sports School in the form of rebated air tickets to nurture emerging sports talents.
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.
SIA has also maintained its partnership with the Salvation Army Singapore (SAS). Since 2010, we have been donating items left behind by our customers (i.e. uncollected for more than four months) to the SAS. Funds raised from the sale of these items at SAS’s Family Thrift Stores go towards the charity’s social and community programmes. Between 1 January and 31 December 2013, SAS collected nearly $44,000 from the sale of SIA’s donated items.
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.