Social Responsibility

As a Singapore international company, TYJ understands that our commitment in helping the communities that we operate in is absolutely foundational to our long-term success. This commitment to corporate social responsibility helps to shape the decisions we make and the actions we take in every part of our business – and ultimately, it is one of the key benchmarks against which we gauge our business performance.

An organization with strong Asian values, TYJ donated eight sculptures of Chinese legendary heroes to Marina City Park’s Sculpture Garden in 1990. Representing values of patriotism, filial piety, loyalty, righteousness, benevolence and brotherly love, these sculptures – the work of 70 master craftsmen in China – were a gift to Singapore on its 25th anniversary. They have since been relocated to the Chinese Garden in 2007.

Being in Asia, and doing business in Asia, TYJ identifies with the mission to educate and train the next generation of Asian policymakers and leaders, and in the transformation of Asia by raising the standards of governance throughout the region. This was why the Group donated S$1 million towards the building of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2003.

Apart from these CSR projects, our Executive Chairman, Mr Sam Goi, has always been a strong supporter of trade, community and grassroots activities and is committed to building a cohesive business and social community.

Awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2004, Mr Goi serves as Chairman on numerous committees such as the International Trade Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Food Manufacturing Working Group, as well as the Ulu Pandan Citizens’ Consultative Committee, where he helped raise a record $3.55 million for the Ulu Pandan Community Centre Building Fund.

Mr Goi also sits on the board of many committees such as the Dunman High School Advisory Committee, Singapore Badminton Association, Futsing Association, Kong Hwa School Alumni, Singapore Table Tennis, Tan Kah Kee Foundation and the Nanyang Gwee Clan Association. He also serves in the Steering Committee at the Ministry of Education’s new publicly-funded university which will open in 2011.

A member of the CDAC Board of Trustees, Business China and Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation, Mr Goi also serves as the Honorary Life President of the Enterprise 50 Club and is the Vice Chairman of IE Singapore’s “Network China” Steering Committee as well as its regional representative for Fuzhou City and Fujian Province. He is currently the Honorary Chairman for the International Federation of Fuqing Association and is a council member for the Singapore Zhejiang Economic & Trade Council.

In recognition of his leadership, Mr Goi was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2004 and the “Leadership Award in Philanthropy” by Singapore Tatler magazine in 2005. Among other accolades, TYJ was awarded first place among Singapore’s best 50 companies in Year 2000’s Enterprise 50 Awards and was a winner of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award 2004 (Services and Business Products category).