South32 had their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity with 365 Cancer Prevention Society (365CPS) on 20th Sep 2019, where they organised and sponsored a Farm Outing for the cancer fighters. The cancer fighters and volunteers from South32 bonded over a tour of the hydroponics farm and a hands-on activity in planting their own pot of herb. Each participant then took home complimentary packets of vegetables and their own buys from the farm’s mini-mart. It was a fulfilling and fun-filled day for both the cancer fighters and the volunteers.
South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company, and its purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources and improve people’s lives now and for generations to come. South32 got to know of 365CPS through a Health Talk organised at their office’s premises where staff of South32 learnt about Cancer Prevention Through Nutritional Management. 365CPS then approached them to participate in a CSR initiative and the CSR team at South32 gladly agreed as they felt it was a good opportunity to work with a charity where its beneficiaries are cancer fighters.
One volunteer commented, “Some of our colleagues had stories to exchange with the cancer fighters and that was great to see. I think many of us appreciate the social interactions with the cancer fighters; I myself quite enjoyed it too!” Another volunteer shared that, “The event was quite enjoyable as we get to interact with the cancer fighters. I was able to relate more on how they lead their lives and they had also shared with me some cooking tips too! I got the impression that the cancer fighters are carefree and positive, and that was heartening to see.”
South32 believes that by conducting CSR activities, every individual can make a contribution to the way people live and work. By caring for and impacting the communities and social groups around us, a culture of care in the corporate environment can be better fostered, in addition to making real change in the community. Through this CSR event with 365CPS, the volunteers at South32 better understand and empathise with cancer fighters, and it also raised their awareness of the prevalence of cancer in Singapore.
Come follow the footsteps of South32 in conducting CSR activities with 365CPS and experience how cancer fighters impact your lives, just as how your kindness and big hearts impact theirs.