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Corning ASEAN receives corporate social responsibility award

Corning ASEAN receives corporate social responsibility award

Corning employees in Southeast Asia care for their communities through volunteerism, donations, and promoting wellness at work.

For their culture of commitment to service and mindfulness, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore recognized Corning's corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts with the AmCham Cares Award for the second consecutive year. Corning ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) received a high-distinction certificate of recognition for corporate and societal excellence for creating sustainable economic and social value in local communities. 

"Corning Singapore is honored to be recognized as a winner of the 2020 AmCham Cares Award and ahead of 34 other distinction award winners,” said Cheong Tong (CT) Ho, general manager of ASEAN region, Corning Singapore Holdings Pte, Ltd. “This is a great recognition of our efforts to make meaningful contributions to the communities we work in and to enrich our employees' overall wellness and sense of inclusivity."

Key activities contributing to this award included:

  • Cycling - 75 cyclists - including employees, friends, family, partners, and para cyclists from the Para Cycling Federation of Singapore (PCFS) - rode a combined 2,200 km during the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Cycle, raising $11,500 USD for the Singapore Disability Sports Council.
  • Cleaning – Employees collected 411 kg of trash in a beach cleanup with the NGO Green Nudge.
  • Contributing - Employees donated 52 bags of items, fostering goodwill with The Salvation Army during a "Reuse/Recycle" week.
  • Caring - A team delivered groceries to low-income households on AmCham Community Day.
  • Conserving – Sustainability activities included a "Go Paperless" campaign with tips for mindful paper use and Corning Cares glass PYREX® mugs in the office as an alternative to disposable cups.
  • Creating balance – Wellness activities included a "Capturing Mindfulness" photography competition, a session with a local wellness coach on International Women's Day, and a yoga clinic in the office meeting room to help unwind and develop inner awareness.

Corning also received recognition from local partners in Singapore.

"The joint participation at the OCBC Cycle 2019 between Corning Singapore and our para riders from PCFS was a memorable event and provided an opportunity for riders to spend the morning together, discovering each other's abilities. I believe everyone came away from the event enriched and inspired," said Kevin Wong, president, Singapore Disabled Sports Council. "We are truly appreciative of the passion and support from the staff at Corning and for helping to raise funds for our council's programs.”

"Corning was very enthusiastic in collecting marine debris throughout the entire duration of the cleanup, and we are very appreciative of their assistance in helping to clean up Yishun Dam," said Huanzhang Yu, Green Nudge.