Community Involvement of Parent Company
For us at Woh Hup, it is never just about work and business. We make it our duty to better the lives for the community. Over the years, we have reached out to the community through various efforts.
Volunteering: Woh Hup encourages our employees to take up charity work locally and overseas. To-date, we have contributed more than 11,000 volunteer hours.
Project Completion Charity Dinners: We organise donation drives and rope in our subcontractors, clients and consultants to raise funds for a chosen charity of choice during celebratory dinners that we host when a project is completed. Since 2012, we hosted an average of 5 project completion dinners every year. We are thankful to our business partners for their generosity and for sharing the same vision with us to create a better environment for those in need. Their kind contributions have helped to raise more than S$1.4 million through project completion dinners including:
- Suites at Orchard / RV Residences. Raised $133,300 for Singapore Disability Sports Council;
- Lakefront Residences. Raised $55,000 for Club Rainbow Singapore;
- Altez. Raised $58,000 for Apex Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly;
- Skysuites @Anson. Raised $40,700 for Waterways Watch Society; and
- d’leedon Charity Golf. Raised $176,800 for the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore.
Charity Luncheons for the Aged: We host biannual charity luncheons for the elderlies in June and December every year since 2012. Each luncheon session will host approximately 350 elderlies from 10 homes and they would be entertained by different kinds of performances that we have arranged including performances by our own staff volunteers.
Overseas Community Improvement Projects: We partnered with The Chain Reaction Project to build 30 homes in a village in Manila when our staff volunteers visited over three years consecutively. We also went on to build a community centre in Chiang Mai the following year. These OCIP trips have benefited our staff in many ways - they learned and bonded more with one another and they worked hard together to help others. Many of those who have participated in the projects commended that they are fulfilling and they look forward to more of such trips. For more information, please visit The Chain Reaction Project.
Charity Sports Events: We supports charity sporting events including Singapore Cancer Society’s Race against Cancer, Touch Community Services Run and Raisin, POSB’s Passion Run for Kids and Habitat for Humanity’s Bare your Sole walk. We participate in these activities not only to help but also to encourage our employees to embark on a journey to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Green & Gracious
Recipient of the BCA Green & Gracious Builder Star Award for builders who contribute to environmental sustainability and protection.
Our company-wide ‘GreenPrint’ initiative also provides a blueprint for building an environmentally conscious culture. This initiative includes three main areas:
- Setting measurable performance objectives in line with the BCA Green and Gracious Builder guide to promote sustainable environmental protection and gracious practices
- Minimising pollution, resource waste, and healthy and safety hazards
- Communicating our environmental policies to all employees, subcontractors and suppliers to promote a shared green commitment
Woh Hup Trust
In 2011, Woh Hup Trust was formed with the mission to provide financial support for social integration of the elderly and under-privileged children in our society. The Trust, supported by funding from Woh Hup (Private) Limited, has disbursed more than S$1 million funds to a number of charity organisations including:
- APEX Harmony Lodge;
- Senior Citizens' Home;
- Geylang East Home for the Aged;
- RSVP Singapore;
- Cereberal Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS);
- Moral Home for the Aged Sick Limited;
- Home Nursing Foundation;
- Beyond Social Services;
- WE CARE Community Services Limited; and
- Down Syndrome Association (Singapore).
For more information about the Trust, please visit Woh Hup Trust
Scholarships / Bursaries
1977 - Established the Woh Hup Bursary at the National University of Singapore (NUS) providing financial support to 54 less-fortunate students to date
2007 - Set up the Woh Hup Scholarship with NUS (School of Design and Environment) providing career development support into the construction industry
2011 - Introduced Woh Hup Endowed Scholarship with NUS (School of Design and Environment) and National Technological University (NTU) (School of Civil and Environment Engineering)
2012 - Sponsored 4 diploma with the inaugural BCA Diploma Scholarship Programme and also started the Singapore Technology and Design (SUTD) Endowment Fund
2015 - Donated to NUS Centre for Law & Business in honour of the late Mr. Edmund William Barker's role as a founding father, a law minister and his contributions to Singapore
2017 - Gifted in support of an endowed Visiting Professorship at National University of Singapore (NUS) Civil and Environmental Engineering department
1993 till to-date - Sponsored scholarships and supported talents who undertook studies in the built environment courses under Building Construction Authority (BCA)