CapitaLand believes in giving back to society in the spirit of its credo "Building for People to Build People, Building People to Build for People".
Building Lives, Shaping Communities
In the spirit of its credo, “Building for People to Build People, Building People to Build for People”, CapitaLand believes in giving back to society and the communities in which it operates. The Group’s extensive corporate social activities world-wide can be broadly categorised into three main areas: Lending a helping hand to the less fortunate; caring support for youth and children’s charities; and nurturing talents.
For the less fortunate in Singapore and abroad, such as the tsunami victims in the region, the Group supported them through monetary and in-kind donations. Similarly, for youth and children’s charities, employees played an active role and the company encouraged them with financial aid. Through education-related sponsorship programmes, the Group helped develop international talents in Singapore and in the gateway cities in which it operates.
Focusing on Youth and Education
As a multinational company, the Group’s financial contribution and staff participation in community projects have an international dimension.
In Singapore, CapitaLand contributed to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund that caters to children from low income families through the inaugural SGX Bull Run. Support was also given to the Singapore Red Cross Society and Rainbow Centre. CapitaLand malls supported events like the Y2K Entrepreneur Award and the ‘Little Entrepreneurs’ competition, which were held at suburban mall Junction 8, to encourage entrepreneurship among youth and children. The Raffles International Lecture, featuring guest speaker Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé S.A., raised S$20,000 for the Spastic Children’s Association School.
In China, Raffles City Shanghai raised RMB770,000 through “Project Hope” to build two schools in Yunnan province. CapitaLand China also donated RMB10,000 to the Shanghai Children’s Health Foundation.