Singapore, 12 December 2012 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) donated more than $4 million towards various social and charitable causes this year. In addition, SPH Foundation gave more than $1 million to the community.
SPH's diverse and extensive corporate social responsibility programme includes giving to the charity, arts and culture, education, sports, nature and conservation.
Besides outright cash donations, SPH also gives back to the community in other ways. This includes the Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift programme. SPH management and staff adopted and fulfilled more than 300 wishes for the programme, and also donated non-perishable food items and cash to the Boys' Brigade. The total value of the contributions exceeded $20,000. A year end party for almost 100 beneficiaries, caregivers and volunteers from TRANS Family Service Centre (Bedok) was held at the SPH News Centre this morning.
Other SPH charitable events included the SPH Charity Carnival, SPH Flea Market in aid of The Salvation Army, and the SPH Red Apple Day, a biannual blood donation drive with the Singapore Red Cross. Various divisions of SPH also donated in cash and in-kind to numerous charitable organisations as part of their charity adoptions.
In addition, SPH's products and subsidiaries helped to raise over $6 million for different causes, including:
For its extensive corporate social responsibility efforts, SPH and SPH Foundation were honoured with the Corporate Platinum Award at the Community Chest Awards in October 2012.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.