We strive to positively impact the communities where we operate by contributing time and resources. The Keppel Group commits up to 1% of annual net profit to worthy social causes.
The Group’s philanthropic arm, Keppel Care Foundation, supports initiatives to protect the environment, promote education and care for the underprivileged.
Our community initiatives are bolstered by a robust culture of volunteerism. Keppel Volunteers organise regular activities for beneficiaries in Singapore such as Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society, a non-profit group of charities, and Association for Persons with Special Needs. In 2015, employees across the Group achieved close to 5,000 hours of community service.
We have also embarked on skills-based volunteering. In June 2015, a group of Keppel’s finance professionals held workshops at Care Corner, a non-profit organisation, to equip low-income families with financial literacy skills.
In Vietnam, Keppel Land sponsors Words on Wheels, a mobile library programme that promotes child literacy in the rural outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.
To date, over 50 Keppelites have made seven volunteer trips under the programme, conducting English lessons and other learning activities.
In Brazil, BrasFELS engineers lead Teach-It-Forward, a programme to benefit public school youth in Angra dos Reis. Besides conducting Portuguese and mathematics classes for students in need of extra academic help, the volunteers give talks at high schools, sharing their academic and professional journeys to inspire the students.
Established with a $12 million commitment from Keppel, the Keppel Centre for Art Education at the National Gallery Singapore is the region’s first art education facility specially designed to expose young visitors to the arts. Keppel is a Founding Patron of the Gallery, Singapore’s newest visual arts institution which opened in November 2015.
We sponsor Keppel Nights, a partnership with Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay, to provide students from heartland schools with access to world class performances. Since its re-launch in November 2013, the programme has benefitted over 9,000 students from 44 schools.
To strengthen partnerships between corporates and non-profits, Keppel sponsored and hosted a Corporate Giving Practitioner Networking Session, organised by Singapore’s National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, National Council of Social Service and Community Chest in September 2015.