Corporate Social Responsibility
We have a wider responsibility to society as a whole – we aim always to be global corporate citizens and are conscious of what we can contribute to society
PIL has aided several crisis-torn parts of the world with various forms of charitable contribution. The Singapore Red Cross Society is one of the organisations PIL works closely with whenever called upon to assist with freighting much-needed relief goods to various parts of the world. PIL has also pledged complimentary container boxes and logistics/agency work, when humanitarian aid was required, to countries including Uganda, Cameroon and Ghana.
PIL staff around the world also responded with both financial aid and charity goods following natural calamities, including the devastating Cyclone Nargis which tore through Myanmar in April 2008, the deadly earthquake which hit China’s Sichuan province in May 2008, the catastrophic earthquake which struck Christchurch, New Zealand in February 2011 and the disastrous Typhoon Haiyan which ripped apart hundreds of thousands of homes in Philippines in November 2013.
In 2013, PIL pledged donations to Singapore Children Foundation to bring relief to children-in-need. We hope such initiatives will promote greater welfare in the Singaporean community. As with every community in which we operate, we understand that their future prospects are intrinsically tied to our own.
At a corporate level, PIL is actively involved in the Singapore Shipping Association as one of the Republic’s leading owners and has regular dialogue with the maritime unions and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.