Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility 2017-06-12T15:25:06+00:00

As a global company, PSA believes that we have a responsibility to support charitable social causes, green initiatives and worthy art projects in the communities where we have a presence. Over the years, we have built mutually beneficial long-term relationships, championing projects close to the hearts of our people while making a difference in the countries that we operate in.

PSA Health@Home

PSA Health@Home

This is our latest CSR initiative carried out in collaboration with established healthcare partners in Singapore and with the support of Singapore Port Workers’ Union and Port Officer Union. This program aims to encourage and support aging in place and home-based healthcare, through volunteerism and financial aid towards capacity building. It is also to prepare our staff for an active lifestyle after retirement through health education that focuses on active aging and promoting healthy habits.

Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships

Singapore: Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships

The Howe Yoon Chong PSA Endowment Fund was launched in 2008 to honour the late Mr Howe Yoon Chong, former Chairman of the Port of Singapore Authority from which the current PSA International traces its roots. A visionary Singaporean with significant contributions to Singapore, he championed the building of Singapore’s first container terminal, Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal, which opened in 1972. The S$16 million fund, with contributions from PSA, Temasek Holdings and NSL Ltd, is endowed to perpetuity to provide bond-free scholarships for Singaporean students from low-income families who have triumphed over trying and difficult circumstances and who have also contributed actively to the community. The scholarships will pay for tuition and other compulsory fees and provide book and living allowances. Since its launch in 2008, the Fund has awarded over 110 scholarships and five book prizes to date.

Learn more about the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships.

HSSE

Health, Safety, Security and Environment

To ensure consistency of standards and enhancing workplace safety for all our staff and contractors, a rigorous Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) management system has been implemented on an on-going basis across PSA terminals. Our terminals participated in the green movement through a range of initiatives, from staff education and green awareness programs, to planting foliage within our terminals and application of the latest fuel-saving technologies in our equipment, lighting and buildings. For example, zero-emission electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (e-RTGs) have become more common in PSA terminals worldwide and energy-efficient terminal lighting systems have become standard design for PSA terminals.

Global Hightlights

St Luke’s ElderCare

St Luke’s ElderCare

During their monthly visit to Telok Blangah daycare centre, PSA volunteers lead seniors in simple carnival games and Bingo to stimulate and boost their cognitive abilities. They also hold festive celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn and Christmas, and organise outings to places like Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, S.E.A. Aquarium etc. so that the seniors can have a break away from their daily centre routine.

HCA Hospice Care

HCA Hospice Care

Once a month, PSA volunteers prepare lunch for the patients, lead them in simple exercises and teach them simple handicraft at either of their two daycare centres at Jalan Tan Tock Seng (HQ) and Masiling Drive. In addition, a pool of PSA volunteer drivers ferry patients in HCA vehicles to their medical appointments.

Since most of the patients are wheelchair-bound, volunteers take them out for movies and Chinese New Year grocery shopping etc. as a treat.

National University Health System

National University Health System (NUHS)

Upon receiving ad hoc requests, PSA volunteers paint or clean needy patients’ houses.

In collaboration with Lions Befrienders, volunteers make monthly home visits to elderly patients identified as “Frequent Admitters” (2 to 3 volunteers in a team). Volunteers befriend the patients and ensure their well-being.

The Haven

The Haven

This is a residential home run by The Salvation army to care for children and youths who are unable to be cared for by their own families. Other than donations, cash and in-kind, our volunteers organise sports activities, designed to build character and develop perseverance, for the young residents at least twice a year.

Donation in Misiones school A rural school in Misiones

Building New Schools

After visiting the flooded village El Soberbio last year, Exolgan employees decided to continue their donation campaign for the local children. They organized a raffle and gathered enough
funds to build an entire new school!

The inauguration of the new school was held on May 8th. Exolgan also visited other schools in the area and released an additional campaign named ‘Solidary Wednesday’, where Exolgan employees are invited to donate food to provide to the schools that were affected.

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The ‘Alongside’ Exhibition

PSA Antwerp sponsored a solo art exhibition called ‘Alongside’, by Belgian artist Daisy Boman. For almost a month, the lobby of the PSA Antwerp HQ served as a public exposition space, open to visitors from Monday till Friday during office hours. It is a joy for employees working alongside these great artworks!

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Internal Sponsorship Social Projects

Internal Sponsorship Social Projects

In Belgium, PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge decided to reserve a part of the CSR budget to support social projects in which PSA staff is actively involved. All employees were given the opportunity to present a social cause or project that meets the demands for this type of sponsorship (locally focussed, clear social objectives, wide target group and active involvement of the employee).

From all the entries received, five projects were selected and awarded 500 euros each, to support the operations and execution of the project. The five winning social projects were:

  1. sailing trips for children with problematic family backgrounds.
  2. an organization that supports people with autism.
  3. Belgian center for guide dogs.
  4. a school for children with mental or physical disabilities.
  5. an organization that organizes trips for people with disabilities.
The New Belgica The New Belgica

The New Belgica Project

Since 2012, PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge have been partner to the ‘New Belgica’; a social project whereby unemployed youngsters are given training and employment opportunities by building a museum replica of the original ‘Belgica’ sailing vessel. With this original vessel, the famous Belgian Adrien De Gerlache sailed to Antarctica in 1897 to become the first man ever to explore the continent. In June 2015, PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge employees set course to visit the construction yard where the replica is being built today.

Learn more about the New Belgica Project.

1,000 kilometres for Charity

PSA Antwerp & PSA Zeebrugge staff cycle 1,000 kilometres for Charity

During the last weekend of May 2014, PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge participated in the fifth edition of the Belgian Cancer Foundation’s “1000km cycling event” with eight enthusiastic cyclists. The intention of this three-day event is to raise money for the Belgian Cancer Foundation, which distributes the received donations to several purposes: diagnosis and therapy of residual tumor cells with as aim to increase the survival chances and enhance the quality of life of cancer patients. Together with 3,000 others, the PSA team jointly cycled over 1,000km in four days. PSA sponsored the starting fee of the team and the cycling event spontaneously sparked off other staff initiatives to raise additional funds. The “smell of the place” was splendiferous as employees sold ‘handmade ‘Fish! cookies’, breakfasts and hot dogs to raise money. Also Tombola actions and even a ‘Sailplane Flight event’ were launched by staff members to collect additional funds. Thanks to these creative inititaves, PSA Antwerp & Zeebrugge were able to raise an extra 3,000 euros, bringing the total donation to 8,000 euros.

SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL HOSPITAL

PSA Voltri Prà co-sponsored the Alemante Music Festival and a beach volleyball tournament where they also participated with a PSA volleyball team. Both events aimed to raise money for a local hospital.

Vivicitta Run 2014

PSA Voltri Prà Terminal decor for annual Vivicitta Run 2014

Launched in 1983 and still going strong, the 31st edition of the Vivicitta run passed, once again, through the PSA Voltri-Prà Terminal. Celebrating healthy lifestyle and the city itself, Vivicitta offers various distances for anyone who likes to run and have a good time. Both professional and amateur athletes participate in support of peace, human rights, solidarity and equality.

PSA Panama sponsored a music camp for children and youths to develop their musical talent through educational and artistic activities.
Blood donation campaign
Major blood donation campaign among employees in the PSA Sines facilities.
PSA sponsored a sea activity organised by Sines Swimming Team
Sponsoring of a sea activity organized by the local Sines swimming team. 200 Swimmers from all over Portugal participated.
PSA Sines Supports Sports!

PSA Sines s(up)ports!

PSA Sines supports sports! In 2014 it sponsored a famous swimming tournament and the junior league team of local football team Atlético Vasco da Gama (4-5 years of age). But PSA Sines’ CSR efforts reach beyond the sportscommunity as it also donated a bicycle and a stepper to the Outão Hospital for physiotherapy.

PSA’s Eastern Sea Laem Chabang (ESCO) supported the renovation of Wat Klong Mao School in Lopburi Province, which had been destroyed by devastating floods. ESCO also assisted in the renovation of the Phy Ngam Non Sa-ard School in Chacheongsao Province. During their visit, the staff volunteers joined hands to improve the school’s facilities so that these children could learn and grow in better conditions. They also planted greenery and undertook painting works to improve the school’s surroundings. In addition, the volunteers made time to play games with the children, and treated them to lunch, ice cream and new stationery.
We Renovate, You Study Project

“We Renovate, You Study” Project

Implemented by MIP with cooperation of MIP-TIKAV, the ‘We Renovate, You Study’ project was created to improve local educational facilities by renovating schools around the MIP terminal. In 2016, Toroslar Kuvayi Milliye Primary School and Akdeniz Kibris Primary School have been renovated with the help of MIP staff whose children are students at these schools.

On 19 September 2016, the official inauguration took place at the Kuvayi Milliye Primary School. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Burhanettin Kocamaz, Toroslar District Governor Kaya Citak, Provincial Director of National Education Adem Koca, MIP Managing Director Frans Jol, MIP Head of Finance Nuri Peker and other MIP and TIKAV managers attended the ceremony. During his speech, MIP Head of Finance Nuri Peker said it was MIP’s duty to take part in projects like this and assured the attendees that MIP will continue to do so, in the upcoming years.

Magnificent Concert of MIP Kids

Magnificent Concert of MIP Kids

MIP Children’s Music Academy Orchestra & Choir have fascinated the audiences with their magnificent concert in their third year. Performance of the kids were very professional and guests watched the concert admiringly.

Our aim by founding a Music Academy was to provide a professional orchestra to the art world that was consisted of only MIP children. Making kids meet with the universal language of music and recognized the connective power of music will contribute to the cultural level of society. We believe that every kid will be more successful in the future. Working with instructors who became famous at their branches help us to reach our aim faster. Today, the progress of the academy fill us with pride.

Special Education Sports Facility

Special Education Sports Facility

In May 2015, the ‘Yenisehir Huseyin Polat Special Education and Implementation Center Sports Facility’, renovated by MIP, was officially opened. The ceremony was attended by City and Country protocol members, students and their families. This institution is one of the three schools that are being renovated by MIP in 2015.