“… the Chinese uphold as a virtue that when one takes from society, one has an obligation to give something back. I strongly believe that a corporation has its social responsibility too. Guided by the spirit of give and take, Genting has never failed to play its role in so far as social and charity activities are concerned.
-- Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, Founder of Genting Group
Genting Singapore firmly believes in playing its part as a responsible corporate citizen. RWS Cares, our corporate social responsibility programme, has five key areas of focus – Children, aRWSome Volunteers, Responsible Gambling, Environment and Society.
On 3 October 2013, Resorts World Sentosa was recognised for its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts at the BritCham Business Awards in Singapore where it received the Exceptional CSR Practice Award.
Dr Kenneth Richards, the Musim Mas Chair Professor on Sustainability at the National University of Singapore Business School and the category's judge, said he chose RWS because:
Resorts World Sentosa has developed a strong, integrated CSR program. While many companies “paint a layer of CSR” on to their existing operations, RSW has developed their operations around CSR. This is demonstrated in two aspects of their program. First, they do not simply engage in philanthropy or encourage their employess to volunteer time in the community. Rather, they play to their core competencies, using their culinary facilities, their marine aquarium, and their family oriented activities to serve the community through training programs, educational outreach, and conservation of the marine environment. Second, their concept of CSR not only reaches out into the community, but works internally as well, showing up in their employment practices, their respect for guests, and their attention to energy efficiency. One can hope that the excellent attitude that they have developed will continue bear fruit as they continue to work on lowering their environmental impact and increasing their positive social impact.