Corporate Social Responsibility
At Silicon Connection, we believe in contributing positive outcomes to the communities and sustainability in the world we live in. Ever since the company was set up, we have aligned our business performance with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. We have integrated social and environmental concerns in our business operations and policies. We share our business success by giving back to communities, support the under-privilged and protect our environment.
Silicon Connection is committed to long-term partnerships with key stakeholders to achieve greater outreach for sustainable good causes. Our CSR initiatives are focused on empowering communities to improve lives, and environment conservation.
Yes We Care! Child Sponsorship
Since 2003, Silicon Connection has been actively supporting World Vision Child Sponsorship Programme. For every full-time employee, Silicon Connection commits to sponsor a child. Todate, we have more than 20 sponsored children from Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. We take time to correspond with our sponsored children through e-letters and the message would then be conveyed to them, and visit the children from one country annually.
Besides sponsorship, we also contribute to World Vision Life-Changing Gift Catalogue at year end that will bless the other communities working with World Vision. We encourage all employees to donate to children and families in need, to give a gift and change a life.
Yes We Care! Love Our Earth
SIlicon Connection encourages all our employees to practise proper disposal of our electrical scrap (printers, cables, phones, batteries, computers etc); and to avoid damping harmful electronic waste into our general garbage or incinerators, be it at personal or company level.
We make a point to accumulate our electronics scrap over the year and even from home. Partnering with ELMS Industrial Pte Ltd (a reputable Singapore-based electronics recycler), the items are collected around Earth Day (22nd April) annually for safe processing, treatment and recycling of the electronic waste.
Silicon Connectors believe in making small steps such as encouraging recycling or reuse, switching off lights and aircon when leaving our rooms and reducing printing. We also contributed to Garden City Fund’s Plant-A-Tree Programme by planting trees. Planting trees helps in the greening of our Garden City, as well as protect and conserve our beautiful planet.
With every step we take in contributing to environment sustainability, we hope to make our world a better living place for everyone and our future generations.
Yes We Care! Food Distribution
Silicon Connection is committed to the company’s Core Values. Inspired by the ‘Do Good’ Value, the food distribution was initiated in 2018 as part of our giving-back to the community. It aims to aid some relief to the needy and low-income families by providing them with essential food items.
We first started collaborating with Lions Befriender for festive food bag on ad hoc basis. The beneficiaries are mostly elderly couple or senior citizens living alone in rental flats. Providing suitable food items was essential as there were health concerns for most of the recipients.
In 2019, we collaborated with One Blue Heart for distribution of monthly food rations to selected needy households. Our bimonthly food bags consist of essential items such as rice, Milo, 3-in-1 coffee, biscuits, rice vermicelli and instant noodles among others. During our distribution of the food bags, we would always take some time listening to our beneficiaries should they need further assistance.
2020 is a year to remember. Despite Covid-19 pandemic, our food distribution program has taken a new leap – from a humble ad hoc food bags to a regular monthly distribution.
During Covid-19 ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures, we adhere to the social distancing guidelines and made proper planning for a special arrangement of blessing our Muslim beneficiaries with Hari Raya Goodies.
Today, we are privileged to be able to provide the ration food bag on a regular monthly basis to more families.
Other ad-hoc CSR activity
Over the years, we have volunteered at different charity organisations, Old Age and Children Homes. We have also raised funds internally to contribute monetary support for various disaster reliefs for our neighbouring countries and other charitable organisations. We hope through our actions, we do our part to contribute to the well-being of others in our larger community.
Our Company volunteered at Willing Hearts, a non-profit charity wholly run by volunteers who operate a kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 5,000 freshly cooked meals daily, 365 days a year. The beneficiaries include the elderly and the disabled with mobility difficulties, as well as low income and other families in need. Silicon Connection offered our services in the food operations and helped in the transportion of delivering the meals to the various food distribution points and to the families in over 40 locations islandwide.
We visited Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home at Thomson, a nursing home for more than 100 elderly folks. Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home was founded in mid 1960s by the late Madam Lee Ah Mooi, to provide affordable eldercare for the sick and needy in Singapore. The Home, currently managed by the 2 sons of Madam Lee, has a medical support team consisting of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and pharmacists to take care of the residents there. During our visits, we sponsored goodie bags consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, biscuits, nutritional beverages and other essential items for all the residents. As one of our visit was on a Christmas Eve, we hope that our gifts and support brought some festive cheers to the residents. as well as the caregivers, at the peaceful Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home.
We have celebrated Children’s Day with the children at Jamiyah Children’s Home. Jamiyah Children’s Home (Darul Ma’wa) is managed by Jamiyah Singapore (Muslim Missionary Society Singapore). The organisation helps orphans and neglected children of single parents, drug detainees, abused and dysfunctional families and children with special needs. On this occasion, our team members sponsored the goodie bags and celebration cake for the children. We organised games and magic shows for this special day.
Since the day Silicon Connection started business, we have contributed monetary support to various Disaster Reliefs such as Indian Ocean Tsunami, Thailand Flood Relief, Nepal Earthquake Disaster, Philippines Earthquake, Horn of African Food Crisis, Japan Quake.
Silicon Connection is a Silver Sponsor of World Vision’s Race for Relief. This Race for Relief event targets to raise awareness and funds for the Hunger Crisis affecting 22 million people in East Africa due to drought and conflict. The funds raised will help 3.5 million children under-5 years old, who are acutely malnourished as their families are starving and running in search of food, shelter and water. The Race for Relief run took place on 15 July 2017 at 5 pm, Stadium Riverside Walk. The Silicon Connection team sent in 10 runners to participate. Read more about this meaningful event.
We contributed to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis via World Vision. Our contributions helped to provide emergency aid to the vulnerable families and the victims in the Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis.
Over the years, we had also made donations to other charitable organisations such as Handicaps Welfare Association, Dover Park Hospice, Community Chest of Singapore, Ju Eng Home For Senior Citizens.