Sentosa Golf Club wins two sustainability awards from the inaugural RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Day

Singapore, 4 September 2019

Over 250 individuals and organisations came together to embrace sustainability at the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s inaugural GAIL Sustainability Day held in June this year. Sentosa Golf Club is proud to be the winner for two sustainability awards, namely, The Sustainability Gamechanger and The Sustainability Innovator award for the development and initiatives of their #KeepItGreen campaign that was launched last year.

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RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s inaugural GAIL Sustainability Day brings over 250 individuals and organisations to embrace sustainability

Singapore, 28 June 2019

Best practices for environmentally friendly events were adopted to organise the inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation GAIL Sustainability Day which comprised of a charity golf tournament, sustainability forum and Gala Awards.

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources & Health, commended winning organisations for their sustainable practices at the GAIL Gala Awards.
Mr Charles Chong, Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Punggol East Constituency opened the sustainability forum which highlighted leading examples in sustainable business practices as participants discussed the right way forward.

Olam International Ltd won the Sustainability Excellence Award for its ambitious corporate purpose to re-imagine global agriculture and food systems within its ethos of growing responsibly.

Singapore, 27 June 2019 – RHT Rajan Menon Foundation (“Foundation”) held its inaugural Greening ASEAN: Initiatives & Leadership (“GAIL”) Sustainability Day at the Sentosa Golf Club to celebrate organisations which have gone above and beyond to embrace sustainable practices. The Foundation’s GAIL Sustainability Day was a full day event comprising of a charity golf tournament, sustainability forum and Gala Awards.

Business partners of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies, including more than 250 individuals and organisations supported the event. St. James’s Place Wealth Management is the title partner and Goldbell is the gold partner of the Foundation’s GAIL Sustainability Day.

During her keynote address at the Gala Awards, Guest-of-Honour Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources & Health, commended the efforts of winning organisations which have gone above and beyond to embrace sustainable practices. A total of 13 organisations were celebrated as champions of green growth across six award categories.

Olam International Ltd won the Sustainability Excellence Award for its outstanding efforts to revitalise communities, regenerate nature as well as redesign farming and food value chains for the benefit of all stakeholders.

The sustainability forum hosted insightful panel discussions and an interactive workshop to put a spotlight on success stories from businesses which are leading the way with their efforts to champion sustainable development. Mr Charles Chong, Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Punggol East Constituency highlighted sustainability in business during his keynote address at the forum.

More than 60 golfers teed off for a green cause at the event. The venue, Sentosa Golf Club, was specifically chosen for the inaugural event as it is part of the Building and Construction Authority’s
(“BCA”) list of green event spaces and holds the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award.

Mr Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, said, “We believe awareness is half the battle and hope that our GAIL Sustainability Day will help advance the sustainability agenda among the business community. As industries become more aware of the trailblazers and the positive impact that sustainable practices bring, there will be greater incentive and willpower for other organisations to jump in and pursue green growth together.”

Mr Jayaprakash Jagateesan, Chief Executive Officer of RHT Holdings, said, “As a strategic partner of the inaugural GAIL Sustainability Day, we are encouraged by the participation of leading organisations from across a wide range of industries. Through the course of our business in financial services and technology, we have come to recognise the importance of sustainability and believe that any organisation can contribute to green growth by taking the first step towards embracing sustainable practices, regardless of the organisation’s size or sector.”

In support of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources’ Sustainable Singapore Movement, organising partner RHT Academy adopted the Ministry’s best practice guide for organising
environmentally friendly events. The organising team adopted various green practices such as paperless registration, the use of QR codes to minimise the distribution of hardcopy printouts, goodie bags with environmentally-friendly items and the re-use of lanyards and ID cases.

RHT Rajan Menon Foundation charity golf raises more than $500,000

RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) raised more than S$500,000 at its fifth annual charity golf event held yesterday at Sentosa Golf Club in support of its beneficiaries, namely, the Singapore Red Cross Society, Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre, Alzheimer’s Disease Association and the Singapore Road Safety Council.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$2 million to support beneficiaries involved in education, the environment, disadvantaged groups and the arts. The Foundation’s Successful Ageing Project, an effort towards serving the elderly in our community, was renamed as “Ageing RigHT” as the Foundation aims to intensify its efforts with more initiatives under the project to be rolled out in the future.

Business partners of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies, including more than 200 individuals and organisations supported the fundraising efforts this year. Key sponsors for this year’s charity golf event included Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited, RHT Holdings Pte Ltd, Carrington RHT Wealth and Uniforce Security Services Pte Ltd, while Singapore Tote Board and Sentosa Golf Club were supporting partners.

Guest-of-Honour Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, was present at the gala dinner to witness the exchange of tokens between the four beneficiaries and the Foundation. The gala dinner was attended by more than 200 people following the end of the golf game which saw over 100 golfers tee off for a good cause.

Noting the generous support of donors and sponsors who came together for the event, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Patron of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, said, “The Foundation is a serious and committed catalyst that seeks to inspire mindset change in the wider business community. We believe that success and profitability are intertwined with the sustained prosperity and the health of the community we serve. I am heartened by the collective charitable spirit and commitment to make a difference to our community and hope to sustain this annual golf fundraiser as an iconic event to support worthy causes.”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies also celebrated its 8th anniversary during the gala dinner with a cake-cutting ceremony. Mr Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation and Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, said, “We believe that CSR is no longer defined by how much money a company contributes to charity, but by its overall involvement in activities that improve the quality of people’s lives. Our programmes namely Ageing RigHT, Red Cross Collaboration, RHT Scholarships & Book Prizes, GAIL, and ARHTPhil have been made possible through the generosity and participation of our partners.”

Following the success of its fifth annual charity golf event, the Foundation is set to host its inaugural RHT RMF Sustainability Day on 26 June 2019 at the Sentosa Golf Club to champion its recently commissioned sustainability initiative named GAIL which stands for Greening ASEAN: Initiatives & Leadership. The initiative aims to promote green growth in Singapore and the ASEAN region as well as galvanise others to embed and grow sustainability into their business model. The event will comprise three components, a sustainability forum, charity golf and gala awards.