CSR Activities

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As a global company, PSA believes that we have a responsibility to support charitable social causes, green initiatives and worthy art projects in the communities where we have a presence. Over the years, we have built mutually beneficial long-term relationships, championing projects close to the hearts of our people while making a difference in the countries that we operate in.

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This is our latest CSR initiative carried out in collaboration with established healthcare partners in Singapore and with the support of Singapore Port Workers’ Union and Port Officer Union. This program aims to encourage and support aging in place and home-based healthcare, through volunteerism and financial aid towards capacity building. It is also to prepare our staff for an active lifestyle after retirement through health education that focuses on active aging and promoting healthy habits.

Singapore: Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships

The Howe Yoon Chong PSA Endowment Fund was launched in 2008 to honour the late Mr Howe Yoon Chong, former Chairman of the Port of Singapore Authority from which the current PSA International traces its roots. A visionary Singaporean with significant contributions to Singapore, he championed the building of Singapore’s first container terminal, Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal, which opened in 1972. The S$16 million fund, with contributions from PSA, Temasek Holdings and NSL Ltd, is endowed to perpetuity to provide bond-free scholarships for Singaporean students from low-income families who have triumphed over trying and difficult circumstances and who have also contributed actively to the community. The scholarships will pay for tuition and other compulsory fees and provide book and living allowances. Since its launch in 2008, the Fund has awarded over 110 scholarships and five book prizes to date.

Learn more about the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships.

Health, Safety, Security and Environment

To ensure consistency of standards and enhancing workplace safety for all our staff and contractors, a rigorous Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) management system has been implemented on an on-going basis across PSA terminals. Our terminals have participated in the green movement through a range of initiatives, from staff education and green awareness programs, to planting foliage within our terminals and application of the latest fuel-saving technologies in our equipment, lighting and buildings. For example, zero-emission electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (e-RTGs) have become more common in PSA terminals worldwide and energy-efficient terminal lighting systems have become standard design for PSA terminals. Read more over at our Climate Response page.

PSA India Highlights

St Luke’s ElderCare

During their monthly visit to Telok Blangah daycare centre, PSA volunteers lead seniors in simple carnival games and Bingo to stimulate and boost their cognitive abilities. They also hold festive celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn and Christmas, and organise outings to places like Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, S.E.A. Aquarium etc. so that the seniors can have a break away from their daily centre routine.

Building New Schools

After visiting the flooded village El Soberbio last year, Exolgan employees decided to continue their donation campaign for the local children. They organized a raffle and gathered enough
funds to build an entire new school!

The inauguration of the new school was held on May 8th. Exolgan also visited other schools in the area and released an additional campaign named ‘Solidary Wednesday’, where Exolgan employees are invited to donate food to provide to the schools that were affected.

The ‘Alongside’ Exhibition

PSA Antwerp sponsored a solo art exhibition called ‘Alongside’, by Belgian artist Daisy Boman. For almost a month, the lobby of the PSA Antwerp HQ served as a public exposition space, open to visitors from Monday till Friday during office hours. It is a joy for employees working alongside these great artworks!

SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL HOSPITAL

PSA Voltri Prà co-sponsored the Alemante Music Festival and a beach volleyball tournament where they also participated with a PSA volleyball team. Both events aimed to raise money for a local hospital.

PSA Voltri Prà Terminal decor for annual Vivicitta Run 2014

Launched in 1983 and still going strong, the 31st edition of the Vivicitta run passed, once again, through the PSA Voltri-Prà Terminal. Celebrating healthy lifestyle and the city itself, Vivicitta offers various distances for anyone who likes to run and have a good time. Both professional and amateur athletes participate in support of peace, human rights, solidarity and equality.

PSA Panama sponsored a music camp for children and youths to develop their musical talent through educational and artistic activities.

PSA’s Eastern Sea Laem Chabang (ESCO) supported the renovation of Wat Klong Mao School in Lopburi Province, which had been destroyed by devastating floods. ESCO also assisted in the renovation of the Phy Ngam Non Sa-ard School in Chacheongsao Province. During their visit, the staff volunteers joined hands to improve the school’s facilities so that these children could learn and grow in better conditions. They also planted greenery and undertook painting works to improve the school’s surroundings. In addition, the volunteers made time to play games with the children, and treated them to lunch, ice cream and new stationery.

HCA Hospice Care

Once a month, PSA volunteers prepare lunch for the patients, lead them in simple exercises and teach them simple handicraft at either of their two daycare centres at Jalan Tan Tock Seng (HQ) and Masiling Drive. In addition, a pool of PSA volunteer drivers ferry patients in HCA vehicles to their medical appointments.

Since most of the patients are wheelchair-bound, volunteers take them out for movies and Chinese New Year grocery shopping etc. as a treat.

National University Health System (NUHS)

Upon receiving ad hoc requests, PSA volunteers paint or clean needy patients’ houses.

In collaboration with Lions Befrienders, volunteers make monthly home visits to elderly patients identified as “Frequent Admitters” (2 to 3 volunteers in a team). Volunteers befriend the patients and ensure their well-being.

The Haven

This is a residential home run by The Salvation army to care for children and youths who are unable to be cared for by their own families. Other than donations, cash and in-kind, our volunteers organise sports activities, designed to build character and develop perseverance, for the young residents at least twice a year.