Singapore Airlines & Corporate Responsibility
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 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 corporate citizen, Singapore Airlines recognises the importance of contributing to the communities it serves. Through corporate donations, sponsorships and other forms of support, Singapore Airlines provides backing to a wide range of local and overseas community groups and charity organisations such as the Community Chest of Singapore.
The Airline has also supported various international community projects, such as providing air travel for Australian social workers to Dhaka in Bangladesh for a project to prevent hearing loss in textile workers.
Singapore Airlines staff have also self-started volunteer groups which spearhead activities for members to reach out to the less privileged. For example, the Cabin Crew Club for Community Care or 5Cs, founded in May 2001, annually organizes various activities and outings for residents of the Asian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA) Community Home. Made up of volunteers from our cabin crew and ground staff, the club also organises activities for students of Chao Yang Special School on a regular basis.
The Arts and Heritage
Singapore Airlines has maintained its long-standing commitment to support the Singapore arts community through its contribution to groups such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Dance Theatre, Singapore Lyric Opera, and Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
The Airline is also a keen supporter of the heritage movement in Singapore, having supported a number of the National Museum of Singapore’s high profile exhibitions, such as the 2007 Greek Masterpieces and, more recently, the Quest for Immortality – The World of Ancient Egypt as well as Pompeii: Life in a Roman Town 79CE.
Singapore Airlines contributes to numerous educational programmes and events. These programmes provide students with the opportunities to achieve their full academic potential. Some of our contributions include:
- Rebated air tickets to the newly established Singapore Sports School to nuture emerging sporting talents and provide opportunities for our budding athletes to gain exposure through active participation in international competitions.
- Educational assistance to communities through scholarship programmes such as the Singapore Airlines Untuk Pendidikan in Indonesia, the Smiling Together project in Thailand and the Singapore Airlines Bantay Edkasyon Project in the Philippines.
As part of efforts to help strengthen Singapore's image as a world-class cultural and sporting event city, the Singapore Airlines International Cup horse race was established in 2000. With an annual sponsorship of S$3 million, the event draws participation of top horses and renowned jockeys from all over the world.
As part of its contributions to the community, Singapore Airlines is also committed to supporting significant national events. For example, Singapore Airlines annually assists the National Day Parade organising committees in their preparations by providing air travel to various countries. Singapore Airlines also helped to fly the nation’s flag high in the sporting arena as the Official Airline for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore.
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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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.