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Corporate Social Responsibility

Our CSR Policy Statement

Setsco strives to contribute to sustainable development of society and the environment through our business activities, with compliance to all legislative requirements and providing professional services backed by honesty and integrity. Our corporate social responsibility practices include promoting health and workplace safety, reaching out to the less fortunate, supporting environmental conservation efforts, and contributing to our social and business community.

Policy Objectives

The main aim of this policy is to explain to all stakeholders what Setsco Services mean by CSR and how we recommend striving towards achieving this goal. This policy shall govern our approach in all our activities and be applied throughout all the respective departments here at Setsco.

In implementing this policy, we aspire to:

  • ►Connect with our people
  • ►Coserve the environment
  • ►Contribute to the social and business community
  • ►Foster good relations with our business partners

The CSR Committee

The members work together to contribute to an elaborate CSR programme and plan activities for the people, environment and community in which we serve. This will include environmental conservation efforts, community engagement programmes eg. Charities and outreach programmes and other corporate initiatives within the CSR scope.

Our Partners

SEC

Administered by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) is Singapore's leading environmental standard and certification mark, which endorse consumer products and services that have less desirable effects on our environment. SETSCO has been a proud partner of SEC since 2005 in providing green labelling testing services, where we contribute to building competencies in environmental sustainability. Partial revenue from the testing services is also contributed back to SEC to support their awareness programmes. Setsco is a supporting partner for Singapore G1 Campaign organised by SEC in 2012, which is aimed at increasing awareness for reducing carbon footprint.

CASE

Setsco is a friend of Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE), where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was established since the 1990s to provide free testing services on consumer products filed for complaints.

PUB

Setsco is one of the adopters for Pandan Reservoir under PUB’s Friends of Water Programme.

Community Giveback

Blood Donation Drive (19 March 2015)

We had significant success in the 5th Blood Donation Drive that we organized this year; the successful donor has increased from 37 to 52, the highest number in one single drive to date. We have also received strong support and participation from neighbouring companies like Konica Minolta, The Singapore Mint and Carrier Singapore.

Blood Donation Drive (6 March 2014)

Setsco’s third blood donation saw 37 successful blood donors, the highest number in our drives to date. This was attributed to the heightened awareness within the company as well as our neighbouring companies for their publicity and support towards our event.

Blood Donation Drive (29 August 2013)

Setsco’s second blood donation drive saw an increase in the number of potential donors coming forward for our cause, as well as support from our neighbouring companies like The Singapore Mint and Carrier Singapore.

Jurong Lake Run (7 July 2013)

A total of 45 Setsco staffs, friends and family members took part in the Jurong Lake Run 2013 organised by Taman Jurong Community Sports Club. Part of the race registration fees and donations from the company goes to JLR 2013’s 4 adopted beneficiaries – Club Heal, Lakeside Family Centre, Promiseland Community Services and Beacon of Life.

Blood Donation Drive (27 February 2013)

Setsco held its first mobile blood donation on the 27 Feb 2013 as part of our CSR programme to inculcate social responsibility among our staffs. This is a collaborative programme by Health Science Authority and Red Cross Society of Singapore to bring blood donation to the doorsteps of schools, community centres and corporations, thus making it convenient for people like us to donate blood. (Read more…)

Visit to Grace Orchard School (23 October 2012)

Lead by Sports and Recreational Committee (SRC), 14 Setsco staff has embarked on its first volunteer programme with Grace Orchard School in their oral communication lessons for their students aged between 13 to 18. The goal of this programme is to allow these students, diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, as well as those with mild autism more opportunities for interaction with people and to equip them with effective communication skills. We will work with this school on a more frequent basis in future.

Christmas Caroling in Setsco (December 2012)

Lead by staff from CSR Committee and HR department and other enthusiastic staff, the singing angels caroled to Christmas classics and roved between departments to collect donations. Money raised went towards buying essential food items for the elderly at Lions Home for the Elderly.

Environmental Initiatives

Eco Action Day Coastal Clean Up (6 June 2015)

23 volunteers from Setsco participated in the beach cleanup organized by International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) at the Tanah Merah Beach 7. The total garbage removed on that day was a commendable 632kg and 89 trash bags, which according to the organizer, was one of the largest haul of trash ever collected given the size of volunteers on that day.

Setsco supports Earth Hour (March 2014)

Heeding the global campaign, Setsco dedicates support to this year’s initiative by advocating the need to reuse, reduce and recycle every resources we use through friendly reminders to change our daily habits.

Eco-challenge (June 2013)

The CSR Committee ran an Eco-Challenge in a bid to raise the awareness and importance of recycling among staff and be conscious of our role in preserving the environment. 40 kg of plastics and 20 kg of aluminum cans were collected during this campaign.

Lunch Time Lights Off (March 2013)

Using the Earth Hour campaign as a platform, the CSR Committee propose this initiative company-wide to encourage all departments to switch off all lights in their office and laboratories during the 1 hour lunch time, 1-2pm from 11-22 March (two weeks leading up to Earth Hour) to reduce the company’s carbon footprint through conserving electricity.

Connect with our People

Walk & Talk at Southern Ridges (16 May 2015)

A group of 18 staffs and their families began their challenging 7km hike from Labrador Park to the Marang Trail on a Saturday morning. Embark on a stroll on the Hilltop, Canopy and Forest Walks, where the high bridges provide magnificent vantage points for the surrounding area as we soak in the natural beauty of the forest’s flora and fauna. The natural beauty and green open spaces make it ideal for a relaxing walk.