Corning ASEAN scores a hat-trick with AmCham CARES 2021 Distinction Award
For the third year in a row, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of Corning ASEAN were recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) with the 2021 AmCham CARES Award. Employees were excited to hear that they were one of 39 AmCham members recognized for their excellent CSR programs in 2020. The AmCham CARES Award recognizes American companies in Singapore that have demonstrated responsible business practices to create sustainable economic and social value in
local communities. This award was particularly poignant as it demonstrated the unwavering sprit of the
Corning ASEAN team during the difficult COVID-19 period.
“2020 has been an extremely challenging year for many businesses globally” commented CheongTong Ho, General Manager, SouthEast Asia. “Corning Singapore has had our fair share of the hardship but our employees did not let this stop their enthusiasm to improve their personal well-being and continue to support our charity partners to ensure that they continue to get the support during tough times” he added.
Despite 2020 being a challenging year for in-person philanthropic events, Corning ASEAN supported a
self-defense class for International Women’s day, “Recycled Art” and “Adopt a Plant” activities for
environmental awareness, and various remote engagement activities working from home during the
lock-down period to foster team engagement and employee spirit.
Corning ASEAN’s main fund-raising activity – the virtual “Corning Wellness Challenge” – helped to raise over
$15K for their local charity partner, the Singapore Disability Sports Council. The challenge enabled Corning
employees in the region to virtually participate, motivate and share the successes of their colleagues’ wellness
achievements which included weight-loss targets, fitness, arts and crafts, and lifestyle-related challenges. This event helped Corning colleagues to collectively “be well and do well” together during the difficult COVID period.
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AmCham CARES 2021 Award Recipients Announcement on Linkedin
AmCham CARES 2021 Award Recipients–view the publication here (Corning is featured on page 35)