Siemens employees donated $22,310 to the company’s longstanding community engagement partner, FFTH; and $13,085 to HealthServe. Including the matching funds, Siemens donated a total of $75,000 to each charity. All in all, FFTH received $97,310, and HealthServe received $88,085 from the Siemens family.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for our world. For companies like Siemens that believe we must contribute to the general welfare of society, it is a time for us to do what we can to support the urgent and critical needs of the vulnerable and underprivileged communities. I’m heartened by the generosity of Siemens employees and entities in Singapore,” said Thai-Lai Pham, CEO of Siemens ASEAN.
The Siemens entities participating in this initiative are:
- Siemens Bank GmbH (Singapore Branch)
- Siemens Healthcare Pte Ltd
FFTH is devoted to alleviating hunger through efficient distribution of food. It supported 44,600 beneficiaries across Singapore and distributed $6.2 million worth of food in 2019. The School Goodie Bag Program focuses on providing underprivileged students and their families with monthly food packs curated with healthier food options. During the current COVID-19 situation, FFTH has seen an increasing number of people turning to them for help.
HealthServe seeks to meet the needs of disadvantaged migrant workers in our community through the provision of medical care, counseling, case work, social assistance and other support services. It has been helping workers affected by COVID-19 via food and phone card distribution, emotional support through information sources in native languages, helplines and solidarity messages from the public.
About Siemens Singapore
Siemens group of companies in Singapore employ more than 1,400 people, and is one of the largest European entities in Singapore. It is a global technology powerhouse that focuses on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries, smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, as well as medical technology and digital healthcare services. Established in Singapore in 1908, it has helped to build many of Singapore’s key infrastructure projects. In fiscal 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019), sales to customers amounted to EUR 296 million and new orders totaled EUR 344 million. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.sg