We believe in giving back and having a positive social and environmental impact on the communities around us.

Mediacorp’s approach to corporate responsibility reflects our role as a media company. We are a window to the world and a reflection of life. We serve everyone.

Addressing diverse challenges comes naturally to our company. We draw on a powerful and unique combination of assets: the talents and expertise of our staff, the reach of our multiple platforms, our star power and our network of partners. This is seen in the kinds of CSR activities that Mediacorp has undertaken over the years, including raising funds for those in need and those from disadvantaged backgrounds through our annual President’s Star Charity, increasing environmental awareness through Saving Gaia and rallying volunteers around a wide range of causes through Mediacorp Cares.

Our approach is seen not only in what challenges we take on, but how we tackle these challenges. We invite our staff to bring forth the causes they are passionate about and we empower them to take the lead on activities that make a difference to their causes, galvanising our staff volunteers behind them. In the process, we actively seek out partners from beneficiary organisations, businesses, schools and other groups in society, often collaborating with multiple groups.

For Mediacorp employees, our CSR approach is also underpinned by our core values: Respect, Teamwork and Drive. This nexus of talent, influence, partnership and values ensures continuous, positive outcomes for the communities we serve.

Mediacorp Cares

At the heart of Mediacorp’s CSR is Mediacorp Cares, the corporate flagship programme that focuses on people in need, animals and environmental causes. The programme also helps raise funds through events such as art auctions, carwash and carboot sales with items donated by Mediacorp artistes and deejays. Mediacorp’s annual charity show, The President’s Star Charity raises millions of dollars each year to the beneficiaries adopted under the President’s Challenge.

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Mediacorp Enable Fund

Mission

The Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF) aims to help build a society where people with disabilities are recognised for their abilities and lead full and socially integrated lives. ESM Goh Chok Tong is Patron of the fund.

About the Fund

MEF has its roots in TODAY Enable Fund (TEF), initiated by Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong in December 2016. Two years later and having raised over S$1 million, TEF converts into Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF). ESM Goh continues to be MEF’s Patron.

The fund’s adoption of the ‘Mediacorp’ name reflects a significant scaling-up in efforts to an organisation-wide level. As MEF’s official media partner, Mediacorp is committed to using its creative capabilities, journalistic resources, staff and star power and the reach of its platforms to help build a society where citizens of all abilities have a place and a role to play.

SG Enable (SGE), an agency dedicated to enabling people with disabilities, is the MEF's administrator.

Beneficiaries

The MEF serves a broad segment, covering persons with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, physical impairment, hearing impairment and visual impairment. As of November 2018, Mediacorp and SG Enable have worked together to support close to 8,000 beneficiaries.

The MEF provides financial assistance to meet the last mile needs of persons with disabilities and better integrate them into the society. Specifically, the monies will be used to:

  • Fund their aspirations that are currently beyond their families’ financial means;
  • Fund transition programmes that help them to maximise their learning and work potential, and enable them to lead more independent lives;
  • Fund community integration efforts to build greater empathy and inclusion for persons with disabilities.

Children with special needs have latent potential waiting to be uncovered. This is only possible through exposing them to different activities at an early age, discovering what they enjoy and encouraging them to pick up new skills. It would be very helpful if families could tap the Mediacorp Enable Fund to enrol their children for sports, arts, or other programmes to realise their full potential

Madam Wong Seok Fun,
mother of two children with special needs


 

A message from the Fund's Patron

 


Everyone has some abilities, and this includes people born with disabilities. The latter may have talents like painting, music, and so on, but if not properly developed, their potential will not be realised.

While the main programmes are currently covered by the Government, there are still gaps, and this is where the fund can come in to give us the flexibility to help familiies in special areas.

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong


How you can help

(Tax deductions applicable for donations above $10)

BY CHEQUE
  • Write a cheque to “SG Enable Ltd – Mediacorp Enable Fund”
  • Mail it to: SG Enable Ltd, 20 Lengkok Bahru, #02-06, Singapore 159053
    (For tax deductions, write on the back of the cheque: your full name/company name, NRIC/Unique Entity Number, contact person, email and mailing address)
BY BANK TRANSFER
  • Donate via bank transfer to an account managed by SG Enable Ltd - Mediacorp Enable Fund;
    Bank Account No.: 0105872563
    Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited
    Bank Code/Branch Code: 7144/001
BY PAYNOW
  • Users of PayNow can login to their personal internet banking account and donate to SG Enable Ltd - Mediacorp Enable Fund (UEN: 200822425NMEF)
ONLINE
OTHERS
  • We accept all major credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express. For credit card donations, please contact us by email or the Infoline provided.

Contact information

Infoline 1800 8585 885

Email enquiries@mediacorpenablefund.sg

Saving Gaia

Saving Gaia encourages all of us to take action today for a sustainable future. Gaia is the Ancient Greek personification of Mother Earth, and Saving Gaia is a call to conserve and protect our only home. What started as a documentary programme is now an established community initiative synonymous with environmental awareness.

Mediacorp commemorates Earth Day, World Environment Day and participates in International Coastal Clean-up Day, a worldwide day of action held every third Saturday of September, where staff members join hands to clean up stretches of beaches in Singapore and monitor pollutant levels.

Internally, Mediacorp adopts practices that encourage recycling, reduced consumption and responsible disposal. Mediacorp Campus in one-north is a recipient of BCA’s Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest award for green building certification. The building’s green features include a sky garden and a green wall to improve air quality, light shafts to bring in more day-light and green concrete and regenerative drives to utiliise kinetic energy from lifts. 

Our climate action pledge

Mediacorp enriches the lives of people in Singapore with content that informs, entertains and engages them. Our commitment to climate action is an important part of our community engagement. We aim to carry out our operations in ways that minimise our impact on the environment. At the same time, we strive to raise awareness of environmental issues and help people understand that protecting the environment is everyone’s responsibility.

Our climate action goals for 2018 

As part of our commitment to the Year of Climate Action, Mediacorp will undertake the following:

  • Continue to drive awareness and encourage action through Saving Gaia, our long-running environmental awareness programme. The programme includes an annual month-long campaign commencing World Environmental Day and regular beach cleaning by staff volunteers.
  • Maintain our Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark.
  • Eliminate single-use plastics at all Whole-of-Mediacorp events and Townhalls. At these events we will use only durable or biodegradable ware.
  • Reduce energy use by switching off air-conditioning on corporate floors (four floors) 15 minutes earlier each day.
  • Switch off our façade and signage lighting on Earth Day. 

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