Sustainability & Community


Tree Planting Initiative with Mandai Park Development Nov 2019
On 8 November, Lam Soon colleagues, together with our partners, braved the rainy weather and participated in the tree-planting initiative organized by Mandai Park Development. More than 60 saplings were planted on the newly constructed Mandai Wildlife Bridge that reconnects the two forest patches in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) on both sides of Mandai Lake Road. Situated within the buffer zones adjacent to the CCNR, the bridge will provide a safe passage for wildlife crossings through carefully planned planting of trees and shrubs to create a multi-layered forest structure.

Job Shadowing Programme Jul 2019
Lam Soon Singapore hosted Northlight School students for a second year of Job Shadowing Programme as part of the company’s CSR effort. The programme aimed to educate students from Year 4 retail course through experiential learning.

Students were stationed at Lam Soon's premises on every Thursday for 7 weeks to handle duties such as labelling and re-packing of stocks.

Learning Journey for Northlight Students Nov 2018
Lam Soon Singapore hosted a 1-day workshop for 48 students majoring in Retail Services from Northlight School.

Topics shared during the workshop includes merchandising, warehousing & delivery. Students were given the opportunity to tour around the warehouse facilities and experience hands-on activities in part of the operation which includes labelling and re-packing.
Job Shadowing Programme Jul 2018
As part of our CSR programme, Lam Soon Singapore supported Northlight School with Job Shadowing Programme, which aimed to educate students through experiential learning.

Groups of Year 4 retail course students were at Lam Soon's premises on a weekly basis for 7 weeks to handle duties such as labelling and re-packing of stocks.
Collaboration with Alexandra Health System’s Wellness Centres August 2016
Lam Soon is collaborating with Alexandra Health System to promote health and wellness among the senior residents in its 3 Wellness Centres in the North. Besides sponsoring products for the Centre’s daily use, Lam Soon staff also volunteered their time through the Share-a-Pot activity. During the Share-A-Pot session, our staff will help coordinate some activities and cook a pot of soup for the residents. Lam Soon hopes to promote social responsibility among its staff through such community-based projects.

Lam Soon donates to National Gallery of Singapore and the Asian Civilisations Museum December 2015

Lam Soon Cannery, Lam Soon Singapore’s holding company, played a part in supporting the local arts and culture scene. It donated over S$2million to adopt artworks in the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and National Gallery Singapore.

The company adopted six paintings at the National Gallery Singapore, three of which are currently on display at the DBS Singapore Gallery.

In ACM, Lam Soon adopted seven Chinese works of art, three of which are on display at its Scholar in Chinese Culture Gallery.

Lam Soon Singapore participates in the National Human Capital Scholarship 2015 March 2015
Lam Soon Singapore is participating in the National Human Capital Scholarship 2015, an initiative by the Ministry of Manpower. Launched in 2011, the scholarship is a two or three year mid-term scholarship targeted at local business school undergraduates specialising in HR. The selected candidate will then be attached to Lam Soon Singapore through engagements like internships.
Collaboration with Newcastle University November 2014
Along with the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular disease remains as one of the leading causes of death worldwide including Singapore.

Lam Soon is collaborating with the Research team from Newcastle University (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development) on a study to find out if a proposed dietary plan using Naturel Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the principal source of fat, can reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

The findings gained from this study will provide more information on the effects of dietary changes on the risk of heart diseases and help create a cardio-protective diet suitable for Singaporeans.

Lam Soon is sponsoring the Naturel Extra Virgin Olive Oil for this study to about 30-40 participants over a period of 12 weeks.
Lam Soon contributes door gifts for the event Around The Table October 2014

HealthServe Limited, an IPC-registered charity that provides medical and other related services as well as social assistance to migrant workers, held a fund-raising gala dinner on 10 October 2014. The event, titled Around The Table, celebrated the spirit of friendship and community. Lam Soon contributed the door gifts for the event - bars of Labour soap - to honour the contribution of migrant workers to Singapore.

Lam Soon awarded a Scholarship to the Polytechnic’s student Zachary Yeo for the academic Year 2013. September 2013

In partnership with Republic Polytechnic School of Hospitality, Lam Soon awarded a Scholarship to the Polytechnic’s student Zachary Yeo for the academic Year 2013.

This is the second year that Lam Soon has awarded  this Scholarship in support of the culinary industry and the aim to encourage new entrants into the food & beverage industry, The Scholarship is awarded to students with outstanding academic performance and achieving excellence in co-curricular activities. Zachary is the top student from the Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations (DRCO) for Year 1 and 2. He has great passion in the area of culinary operations and is a deserving student to receive this scholarship.

Knife Brand Sponsors Heritage Book on Street Food Vendors July 2013
Knife brand is proud to be the exclusive sponsor for the “Not for Sale : Singapore’s Remaining Street Food Vendors” book which was officially launched on 18 July 2013. The book’s launch is part of this year's Singapore HeritageFest and is partially funded by the National Heritage Board.

The book is the most complete and ambitious documentation of Singapore's street food vendors ever archived and it took 900 days to cover the 110 hawker centres and thousands of hours of interviews, recording and transcription.

This highly acclaimed pictorial documentation celebrates local hawker food which has been part of Singaporeans’ daily lives. Sharing this legacy and heritage, Lam Soon’s Knife brand has been and will continue to be the trusted brand for generations since 1948.

For more information, visit www.notforsale.sg and http://www.theartshouse.com.sg/Programmes/EventPage.aspx?EventID=3116


Credit: “Not For Sale – Singapore’s Remaining Street Food vendors” Used with permission The Academy Pte Ltd 2013.

Home Economics at Secondary Schools 2011
Learning to cook is part of the holistic education for our teenagers and Lam Soon is proud to offer a wide range of our products for Home Economics lesson at the Secondary Schools. This is an ongoing project, so schools that have not signed up, write to us now.
NorthLight School November 2011
NorthLight School aims to provide an engaging education for youth and prepare them for lifelong learning and employability. The school adopts an experiential approach in teaching and learning. Emphasis is given to nurturing the students' socio-emotional development by recognising their achievements, encouraging peer support, and creating conditions to promote self esteem.

As part of our collaboration with NorthLight School, we assisted the school by setting up 2 virtual retail stores in the school compound. These stores provide a realistic retail setting for students attending the Retail Operations course. As part of the school’s learning journey, teachers and students of NorthLight School visited our office and warehouse in November 2011.

Temasek Polytechnic  
Temasek Polytechnic’s lecturers and students from the School of Business made a fulfilling trip to our Pasir Gudang factory and Senai Distribution Centre in Malaysia in June last year. This visit provided the team an insight of Lam Soon’s manufacturing facilities of cooking oil and margarine and the day-to-day operations at our distribution centre.

60 hours Cookathon June 2010
In celebration of Lam Soon’s 60th anniversary in 2010, we held a round-the-clock cooking marathon involving the community. During this three-day celebratory event, we held a special event whereby the sales proceeds of our products were donated to NorthLight School and Metta School.

Besides that, Lam Soon also pledged a donation of $60,000 in products to needy families in South East District over the next three years.

South East Skipping Challenge December 2009
Lam Soon made a pledge to South East Community Development Council by donating our Naturel Organic Brown Rice to 3,000 needy families during one of the events : South East Skipping Challenge. This is in line with our corporate philosophy of giving back to society.

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