We seek to build mutually beneficial relationships with the
communities where we operate and with the society at large through active engagement.
The Genting Group contributes regularly in cash and in-kind to various charities,
foundations and sectors of the community to support the underprivileged and less
fortunate, reaching out to different sectors of the community, irrespective of race,
creed or religion.
Genting Malaysia supports the health facilities operated by non-governmental organisations which offer therapy, training, treatment, rehabilitation and care for patients. Some of the beneficiaries in 2015 included Hospis Malaysia, Institut Jantung Negara and the National Stroke Association of Malaysia. Our team mobilised aid for flood victims in the East Coast of Malaysia in the form of basic and essential household items to provide humanitarian relief. Employee volunteers took part in a six-day Temerloh Flood Relief clean-up campaign to assist flood victims to return to their normal lifestyle.
In 2015, Genting Malaysia donated RM1 million to 50 welfare homes and charitable organisations at the Genting Group Chinese New Year Luncheon, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Genting Group. Support was also extended to the MyKasih Programme in aid of 100 poor families in Labis, Johor in 2015. The selected families under this programme would receive a monthly allowance for a year to purchase essential food items. Fitness and physiotherapy equipments were sponsored to aid the Independent Living and Training Centre in Rawang, Selangor.
Genting Malaysia provided monetary aid to the Befrienders, a non-profit organisation that offers 24-hour emotional support and counseling for the depressed and suicidal. The team also supported St John Ambulance of Malaysia’s 21st Annual Highway Emergency Ambulance Service programme, which mobilised over 50 ambulances and 1,000 volunteers on highways as well as federal state roads during the Chinese New Year and Hari Raya holidays.
Genting Singapore donated approximately SGD3.6 million in cash and in-kind to various beneficiaries in Singapore in 2015, more than 60% increase in value over 2014. Another SGD5 million of cash and in-kind donation was pledged to support the Community Chest, Singapore over a five-year period, starting from 2014.
Genting Singapore supported the Sing50 concert, jointly organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore since independence and to honour the nation’s 50 years of music. As the Supporting Sponsor, SGD500,000 was contributed in cash sponsorship and Resorts World Sentosa provided venue spaces for promotional events leading up to the anniversary concert on 8 August 2015.
Genting UK celebrated the Genting Group’s 50th jubilee anniversary with various celebration activities and charity raising events held in all of its casino properties. These included several 60’s and James Bond theme nights and “International Markets vs Home Markets Cricket Match” to support Children’s Happiness Involves People - the casino charity which provided wheelchairs for disabled children. Other charities supported by Genting UK in 2015 included Cancer Research UK, local children’s charities and hospices and Baan Doi, a charity based in Thailand.
Resorts World Casino New York City donated over USD300,000 to the local charitable organisations. In response to the team’s efforts in giving back to the communities over the years, the team was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2015 by
City & State newspaper. The award was received by its President Ryan Eller.
Fundraising events were held for the YMCA of Jamaica, Queens, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens and Black Spectrum Theatre, raising over USD10,000 for each charity.
Resorts World Bimini supported the local community by providing in-kind donations in the form of lodging and food and beverage for numerous causes on the island and within the Bahamas. The team sponsored the inaugural Junior Junkanoo Parade in 2015, which is a Bahamian cultural festival where children expressed their creativity through music, dance and costume building. Resorts World Bimini also funded the repaving of King’s Highway, the main roadway in North Bimini which helped to improve the transportability of the island residents. The charitable reach of Resorts World Bimini is also extended beyond the Bahamas, with annual charitable initiatives held such as “Cruise for a cure”, benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation and the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Resorts World Jeju has pledged to establish Resorts World Jeju Corporate Social Responsibility Fund that will go towards projects that conserve the environment, help the less privileged and promote local arts and culture.
Volunteerism Among Employees
Genting’s community-based projects are carried out by its employees who volunteer their time and efforts for a good cause. The ‘We Care’ volunteer teams from Resorts World Genting, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi, the Genting Group Executive Sports Club and Genting volunteers in Wisma Genting, RWS Cares in Singapore and the global volunteer teams from Genting Energy, Genting UK and Genting US have helped the local communities every year.
At the Group head office in Malaysia, over 300 employees volunteered at the Wisma Genting Charity Bazaar on 12 June 2015. The charity bazaar, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Genting Group, received good support from friends, employees, suppliers and corporate partners of Genting, tenants of Wisma Genting and the public. Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, wife of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay and Mr Tan Kong Han, President of Genting Berhad officially launched the event and picked the lucky draw winners. Close to 30 Genting employees participated in the Zumba Fitness dance. The charity bazaar raised over RM200,000 in aid of local charities.
Genting Malaysia organised ‘Every Sen Counts Charity Bazaar’ at Resorts World Genting, which its employees and the public participated, raising RM80,000 in aid of charities and welfare homes. When Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, our employees immediately rallied and collected RM100,000 for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Our team in Resorts World Genting also hosted several events for children and the elderly such as the Chinese New Year celebration, Genting International Children’s Festival, Merdeka party and children’s Christmas party.
In Singapore, RWS Cares, part of Genting Singapore’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme has touched the lives of more than 9,000 less privileged children, youths and seniors. Genting Singapore’s team members volunteered their time in corporate social responsibility programmes such as Children for Children, aRWSome Wishes and aRWSome Apprenticeship and clocked more than 14,700 hours of volunteer work in 2015, achieving a volunteerism rate of 10%. Together with its stakeholders, Genting Singapore employees raised funds for Christmas gifts and spread cheer to 1,400 children beneficiaries and families at the annual aRWSome Wishes.
Since 2011, the RWS Apprenticeship programme has provided opportunity to 160 underserved youths to work alongside Genting Singapore’s team members, in an effort to equip them with practical knowledge and skills for lifelong learning. In 2015, there were 68 students from 10 secondary schools designated as ride attendant greeters, guest servicers and Edu-guides at the various attractions and offerings in Resorts World Sentosa.
In support of FairPrice Walk for Rice @ South East charity campaign, Resorts World Sentosa donated six bowls of white and brown rice for every trip made by its team members on the Sentosa Boardwalk from 20 to 31 October 2015. This tripartite partnership between Resorts World Sentosa FairPrice and South East Community Development Council met the target of donating 12,000 bowls of rice.
Resorts World Casino New York City’s
employees donated over 10 barrels of coats in the third ‘Annual NY Cares Coat
Drive’ in 2015. Its team also hosted four American Red Cross blood donation
drives in 2015, allowing guests and staff to donate blood. The targeted goal
of 100 pints of donated blood was collected by June 2015, resolving a critical blood shortage situation
in the city at that time. Our employees and family members continue to volunteer their personal time to support the American Cancer Society, City Harvest to feed the poor, New York Cares, and the American Red Cross. They have also spent time building local community gardens through the MillionTreesNYC project, led by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Resorts World Bimini’s employees participate in the gifting of toys and turkeys to the island’s children and residents every year, during festive holidays.
Genting UK’s employees are involved in many charitable events held across the UK, to raise money or get together to donate blood to help the community.
Genting Plantations frequently provides financial support and participates in the observance of festivals and religious celebrations at the local villages where it operates. The same goes for its property townships. Celebrations of cultural and religious festivals, sports tournaments, carnivals and other family-oriented events are organised by Genting Plantations to foster greater community spirit among residents and its society as well as to promote healthy and balanced lifestyles.
We support education. Concurring with the motto ‘Knowledge is Power’, we are firm believers in the role of education in socio-economic advancement, poverty alleviation and the empowerment of society.
The Tan Sri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong Endowment Funds, established in 2009 by Genting Berhad for Universiti Malaya’s Faculty of Business and Accountancy and Genting Plantations for Universiti Putra Malaysia’s agriculture programme have collectively funded scholarships for high achieving students, student exchange programmes, overseas study trips, university’s research activities and other educational programmes. The activities sponsored by the two endowment funds in 2015 included a group study trip to South Korea, student exchange programmes to Taiwan and Hong Kong and scholarships for high achieving students pursuing agriculture studies.
In addition to Genting Malaysia Education Fund which provides scholarships to needy students, Genting Malaysia supported the fund-raising efforts of the Joseph William Yee Eu Foundation and the Dr Rama Subbiah Scholarship Fund in 2015 to extend its education aid for poor deserving students on a broader scale. Substantial contribution was also made in aid of the development of Tamil schools in the Federal Territory.
Genting Malaysia’s “Back to School” programme brought joy to 200 children from welfare homes and poor families in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Bentong who received school-going essentials in preparation for their academic year in 2015. Genting Malaysia also supported the Malaysian Institute of Management’s 28th Tunku Abdul Rahman lecture in 2015 to promote the exchange of dialogue and management knowledge among professionals.
Genting Plantations has collaborated with the non-profit Borneo Child Aid Society to bring educational opportunities to the underprivileged children by providing various support to build, upkeep and operate Humana learning centres in Sabah. Through our involvement in eight Humana schools, basic education has been made possible for hundreds of children who would have otherwise been denied access to basic education due to distance, poverty or legal status.
Genting Plantations takes an active role in supporting education in Indonesia. Two kindergartens, two primary schools, one lower secondary school and one agricultural vocational school have been established in the Kalimantan Tengah region, with ongoing financial assistance extended to the teachers. These schools have been officially recognised by authorities as part of the national school system. In Kalimantan Barat, Genting Plantations provides financial support to the existing national schools within the vicinity of its operations through monthly honorariums for the teachers and funding assistance for other educational activities. Dedicated buses are provided to safely transport the children of its workers to and from these schools.
Genting Plantations regularly extends scholarships to needy students for tertiary studies in Indonesia. Financial support is also extended to eligible students from the local areas where Genting Plantations operates to pursue studies in agriculture and other related disciplines at leading institutions, such as Lembaga Pendidikan Perkebunan in Yogyakarta.
The Community Chest, managed by a Board of Trustees for which Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay is a founder and permanent trustee, continues to support the local vernacular schools in Malaysia. In 2015, the independent non-for-profit organization has over 200 volunteers across the nation to help implement the fundings allocated to 311 schools in Malaysia with the aim of improving the quality of education of local learning institutions, through improved school facilities.
We support sports to encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote sports tourism and to foster good ties with the community.
We supported charitable runs like the 2015 Edge Kuala Lumpur Rat Race and the Bursa Bull Charge Run in Malaysia whereby the runners were represented from Genting Berhad, Genting Malaysia, Genting Plantations and Genting Energy. Our employees also participated in the Terry Fox Charitable Run and helped the event organisers to sell the Terry Fox t-shirts to raise funds.
Genting Malaysia supported the initiatives of the National Sports Council to promote sporting events locally in Malaysia and to elevate its sports performance to an international status. In 2015, we contributed to the development programmes of the Selangor Tennis Association and the Pahang Football Association and supported the Asean Cycle Fest Kuala Lumpur and the Sultan of Johor Cup (Under-21) International Hockey Tournament, organised by the Malaysian Hockey Confederation. Genting Malaysia also sponsored 65 athletes and officials of the Malaysian Deaf Association to the 2015 8th Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Taiwan.
Source: Genting Berhad
Annual Report 2015