Corning ASEAN’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts did not go unnoticed as they received their fourth successive AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) CARES award this year. AmCham assessed American companies in Singapore using four main metrics – communications, measurement, strategy, and sustainability; the extent of companies’ contribution to the social and economic development of Singapore was also part of the consideration process.
“The past 2 years have been a very challenging period for Corning in Southeast Asia. Despite the lack of in-person engagement, Corning employees still actively participated in the various programs to support our community in need. Really heartening to see the strong resilience and passion from employees,” said CheongTong Ho, General Manager, Southeast Asia.
Even though 2021 was a difficult year for many businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Corning ASEAN powered through these challenges and participated in multiple CSR engagement activities. This involved partnering with key stakeholders like the North West Community Development Council (NWCDC), Nippon Paint, Woodlands Youth Network, and the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO). The employee volunteers partook in distribution drives, repainting projects, heritage walks on International Women’s Day and sparked initiatives to support local hawkers who were unfortunately affected by the pandemic.
Most notably, Corning ASEAN embarked on their main fundraising activity – Corning Wellness Challenge. Employees could select from a series of activities (sports, cultural or arts) to complete in their own time, and simultaneously motivate their colleagues by pledging money to their challenges. At the end of the event, Corning ASEAN was both able to raise $10,000 for their local charity partner - Singapore Disability Sports Council and forge strong and meaningful ties with the community around them.
AmCham CARES 2022 Award Recipients Announcement on LinkedIn