Our character is at the heart of our strategy, building on our strengths and delivering value today and over the long term, not only by providing our customers with high quality products and services, but also within the communities in which we operate, where we look to bring positive social and economic benefits.
We have a strong sense of community at both the Group level and across our individual businesses to ensure we play a positive role in society and our people are encouraged to participate in local community programmes and charitable initiatives.
In Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China, we have focused our philanthropic activities on the area of mental health through MINDSET, which we first established in 2002. We also support outstanding students to pursue their studies in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge through the Jardine Foundation, an educational trust.
Our individual businesses make significant contributions to the communities where they operate. For example, in Indonesia, Astra focuses on supporting educational initiatives and environmental projects with the aim of eradicating poverty. It offers 5,000 scholarships annually to students, including underprivileged children, from elementary to postgraduate schools. In addition, it provides financial loans and capital to local communities and villagers, enabling them to set up small businesses and supporting them in their journey to becoming self-sufficient.
In Singapore, Group companies including Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Dairy Farm support the local community through numerous activities and donation drives, promoting harmony within society. Further detail on these activities can be found on their websites.
Read about our activities and the positive role we play within the community here.