Wong Kai Yi, Business Times, Dec 18, 2017
DO a Google search on cleaning services in Singapore, and a myriad appear, anything from dry-cleaning services to housekeeping facilities.
However, dig a little deeper into service platforms such as Kaodim and Helpling, and a small company which offers cleaning services to a wide range of private and commercial residences will soon appear.
Spic & Span Pte Ltd is a cleaning services outfit staffed by no more than 50 people, whose office is tucked away in Concorde Shopping Centre on Outram Road.
But this is no run-of-the-mill cleaning firm. Its workers are ex-offenders, displaced workers, persons with disabilities, or come from marginalised families.
Spic & Span’s intention to hire workers who would otherwise have been discriminated against was no accident.
Vivien Ang, sgsme , Nov 8, 2017
MORE than 40 Singapore-based companies, big and small, convened to recognise the inaugural Champions of Good at Shangri-La hotel on Nov 7. Organised by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), the event – graced by Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat as the guest of honour – recognises businesses for their efforts and commitment in giving back to the society.
Melissa Kwee, CEO of NVPC, said: “Society is facing complex challenges at an unprecedented level, and we believe that businesses have the potential to make a significant difference.” Besides driving economic stability, businesses can catalyse social change through their influence, partnerships and business models, she added.
The Champions of Good is a national recognition framework under the Company of Good that was launched by NVPC in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation Foundation in June 2016 to make goodness the business of every organisation. The Champions of Good seeks to recognise leaders in corporate giving who are also influencers and multipliers; and among the winners are CapitaLand Limited, Mastercard and Spic & Span.
Wong Casandra, Channel News Asia, Nov 7, 2017
A total of 45 businesses were named Champions of Good on Tuesday (Nov 7) for their commitment to corporate giving over the last three financial years.
Among the 25 large enterprises recognised as part of the inaugural programme were CapitaLand, IBM, Mastercard and Mediacorp. Twenty small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) including Carousell, Spic and Span, and TSMP Law Corporation were also lauded.
They were picked from more than 70 companies by a seven-member panel chaired by Mrs Mildred Tan, chairman of the National Volunteer and Philantrophy Centre, and will retain their Champion title for a year.