YTL PowerSeraya believes in reaching out to the community at large. Over the years, the company has been involved in various social outreach projects as part of its corporate citizenship programmes.
Working with NEMS – Pathlight School and Child@Street 11
As part of its efforts to reach out to the less fortunate, since 2005, under the umbrella of the National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS) Group, YTL PowerSeraya and its staff have supported the annual "Very Special Walk" organised to raise funds for the Pathlight School. The funds raised are primarily used to organise projects that integrate students with autism into mainstream society.
In another joint programme with NEMS, YTL PowerSeraya staff volunteers also help out in a special annual outing organised for Child@Street 11, a non-profit organisation which helps young children from low-income and dysfunctional families. Outings organised for these children have included trips to the Science Centre, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom in Sentosa and Singapore Zoological Gardens.
Metta Welfare Group
YTL PowerSeraya has worked with the Metta Welfare Group to invite its members to its corporate staff events. These have included a Christmas party organised in its corporate office in 2010, as well as the company’s bi-annual Family Day in 2009. Such events have seen PowerSeraya’s staff fulfilling the members’ Christmas wishes and volunteering their time to accompany them.
Staff Contributions to the Needy
YTL PowerSeraya subscribes to the SHARE (Social Help and Assistance Raised by Employees) programme which is an avenue for employees to make contributions to the Community Chest on a monthly basis through a fixed deduction from their salary. The company's support for the SHARE programme saw YTL PowerSeraya being awarded the Silver SHARE award in FY2008/2009. The proportion of staff who became SHARE contributors rose to 60%, a 6% jump over the previous year. Form time to time, the company’s internal donation drives and dollar-for-dollar matching initiatives has also helped raise money for the relief efforts of natural disasters in the region.