Helping clean our communities
Colleagues in Singapore collected 140kg from Changi Beach
October 1, 2021
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This week, we want to share a story about some of the amazing work our colleagues have been up to in Singapore to support an initiative called Purpose@Work.
Purpose@Work is our global program designed to unite existing purpose-driven activities inspiring better outcomes, an even better workplace, and meaningful connections to the communities in which we live and work.
As tenants of One Raffles Quay North Tower in Singapore, our colleagues from the OMERS Asia office brought Purpose@Work to life last month by joining forces with Raffles Quay Asset Management and the By The Bay community for a beach clean-up at Changi Beach.
The community event saw OMERS employees and family members donning hats and hand gloves as they hunted for waste. By the end of the 3-hour session, a total of 140 kg of waste was collected! A mini scavenger hunt competition held during the beach clean-up not only made it fun and engaging, but educational at the same time.
Chor Lam, Corporate Responsibility and Engagement Lead of OMERS, said: “At OMERS, our sense of purpose is what binds us, even in the most challenging of times. The pandemic has increasingly built barriers, but we came together in support of a great cause to make a difference – not just to help those in need but also to safeguard our environment. This past weekend, OMERS Asia brought the OMERS Purpose@Work ambition to life and we couldn’t be more proud.”