CapitaLand is a strong advocate of staff volunteerism. CapitaLand organises a series of volunteer programmes to interact with vulnerable children and elderly supported by CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) and staff volunteer their time and skills to facilitate the activities.
CapitaLand is the first company in Singapore to formalise a three-day Volunteer Service Leave (VSL) system and expand its leave policy to include Volunteer No Pay Leave and Volunteer Part-Time Leave in May 2006. To further promote the spirit of volunteerism, CapitaLand recognises volunteer service rendered by staff beyond office hours.
CapitaLand staff volunteered more than 190,000 hours in Asia and beyond from 2007 to 2020. In 2020, more than 2,400 CapitaLand staff tapped on the VSL policy to volunteer over 23,100 hours1 in various activities in Asia and beyond.
As part of CapitaLand's efforts to recognise and acknowledge staff's social contribution as volunteers for charitable and green-related causes, CHF will make a donation to a registered Singapore/ China-based children's charity of the staff's choice if the staff has taken all three days of Volunteer Service Leave within the year. In 2020, 183 staff qualified for this donation incentive and CHF pledged to donate about S$91,500.
Based on post-volunteer event surveys in 2020, 90% of the respondents feel proud working in CapitaLand, and enjoy working in a company with a positive and vibrant corporate culture.
In 2019, CapitaLand held a CapitaLand Volunteer Week in Singapore. Watch the video highlights below to find out more about the activities.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop us from giving back to the community. Find out about some of our initiatives here.
1Based on leave taken during office hours.
Through the stories of the beneficiaries, we see how CapitaLand volunteers helped them and their children to have a better living environment where the children can concentrate with a proper study corner.