HSL Joins Run For The Wild 2018

Hock Seng Lee (HSL) capped off a busy CSR calendar year with a ‘Run For Wild’ in support of Wildlife Conservation Society over the weekend.

The event saw more than 20 staff from the Sarawak based construction specialist joining 2,000 joggers, virtual runners and volunteers from 23 countries in 10km and 5km run categories. 

This came two weeks after HSL supported the Institute of Engineering run. Participants included HSL Corporation Group general manager Thomas Wong, Sia Soon Guei and Chai Li Swan from the accounts department, among others.

On November 10, HSL also collaborated with Sarawak General Hospital’s (SGH) Blood Bank.

Corporate affairs manager Shirley Loo said it has been a great year for HSL’s CSR team.

“Ever since we responded to SGH’s low supply call last year — by organising a blood drive for them — they have kept us in their contact book. When they called recently, we agreed immediately to support their weekend donation drive,” Loo said.

“Last month, we also completed our twice-a-year Green Week recycling and donation campaign. It’s really been our best CSR year, I think. It’s been busy and very fruitful.”

Loo added that members of the public can visit HSL’s website to suggest activities and events under the CSR section.

HSL will begin a monthly outreach programme next year. It will be a tie up between the CSR team and Human Resources involving all departments.

Called ‘Healthy Bodies, Happy Minds’, the company is sponsoring staff outreach efforts every fourth Saturday of the month. Staff, who have been divided into monthly groups with team ambassadors, will be given a free day-off and also sponsorship to organise CSR events.

Each team is free to plan and select charitable bodies to tie up with, but as a general rule, the management has outlined events should be towards “a caring society and greener environment”.

“We say, ‘HSL is building your future today’. We aim to be progressive; to be a positive force in our society,” executive director Simon Lau said.

“While we build amazing infrastructure for Sarawak and great homes for our clients, we also want to help those who are less fortunate. A caring society is a better society. Many of us come from humble backgrounds and we have benefitted from a helping hand. This is a virtuous cycle we want contribute to.

“We at HSL have a lot to look forward to. We are evolving as a company and we are evolving to fit our environment,” Lau added.

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