Shaping social inclusion
Social Inclusion is a broad pillar involving three core elements of social and economic sustainability: health, education and livelihood.
In the context of our sustainability strategy, these three elements are both internal-facing (focused on our colleagues) and external-facing (focused on our communities).
The three core elements of our social inclusion strategy are underpinned with a range of actions to help drive forward the social inclusion agenda, including structured volunteering initiatives in each of our businesses; collaborations and partnerships; and advocacy.
Our health agenda aims to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our communities. We are keenly involved in mental health through our charity, MINDSET, which operates in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
MINDSET aims to raise awareness and change perceptions towards mental illness, and support initiatives that foster improved mental health through our three focus areas of community partnership, leveraging on the Jardines network, as well as fundraising & financial support towards mental health related initiatives.
- Inclusive communities where everyone is empowered to improve their mental health.
- We empower our network of partners to challenge mental health stigma, raise awareness, and support initiatives that foster improved mental health.
- We lead through corporate stewardship, education, advocacy and sponsorship, while engaging and collaborating with the mental health community to drive positive change.
20 years of creating a positive impact towards mental health
Education involves supporting the development of human capital, both within our businesses and in our communities.
Our strategy in this area focuses on:
- providing our colleagues with continuing learning and development opportunities; and
- identifying and delivering support to meet the educational needs of our communities, in order to contribute to wider social and economic wellbeing.
ACLEDA-Jardines Educational Foundation – Building new schools in Cambodia’s rural communities
Our approach to ‘Livelihood’ centres on our commitment to do business in a way which ensures access to opportunities that improve people’s quality of life, both among our colleagues and the communities where we operate.
Our key focus in this area is on:
- supporting quality of life through the provision of active programmes that address community-relevant needs; and
- providing relief in response to natural disasters by making available our skills, networks and in-kind donations, where appropriate.