Media Release

SP Group Holds Its First Volunteers Festival, Launching Toolkit to Enlarge Its Volunteering Footprint

Singapore, 4 October 2023 – Empowering employees to volunteer regularly and creating pathways for them to do so easily. SP Group (SP) has reaffirmed this commitment at its inaugural Volunteers Festival, held at the kick-off of its largest annual staff volunteer initiative.

SP aims to encourage all its business units to participate in volunteer activities that the company organises throughout the year. SP has also launched Heart at Work: A Guide to Corporate Volunteering, to provide tips on ways for anyone to volunteer, matching interest and talents with various needs in the community. Drawing from the company’s decade-long experience in sustained and coordinated volunteerism, the guide aims to inspire more of its 3,700 employees to embark on their journey of creating meaningful impact and influence their colleagues, family and friends. The guide also serves as a toolkit for organisations looking to build their corporate volunteering culture.

The festival at SP’s head office culminated in the flag-off of SP Power Packs – the company’s largest annual volunteer initiative. Staff volunteers, known as SP Heart Workers, deliver care packs of essential items to 10,000 lower-income households throughout the year. The initiative was scaled up five folds in 2022 to its current scope. SP has also extended the reach of the packs, from seniors to social service users across to age spectrum, such as children and youth. The items in the packs are customised according to the different age segments.

Speaking at the festival, SP Group’s Chairman, Ms Leong Wai Leng, said, “SP Group is committed to ensuring that our contributions to the community are made in a sustained manner, and have a lasting impact. We have created pathways for staff to be involved by sharing their time and talent. No effort is too small. It could go a long way to brightening someone’s day, extending companionship or being a mentor or role model to the next generation.”

By volunteering together, staff enjoy team bonding while alleviating the operational load of social service agencies. Besides Power Packs, activities include exercise sessions and outings for seniors, packing and distributing learning resources and conducting reading programmes for children, as well as sports activities and learning journeys for youth. These efforts complement SP’s philanthropic contributions to programmes for seniors, children and youth.

Ms Leong, joined by SP’s Board members, Executive Leadership Team and union leaders, flagged off the Power Packs convoy. Leading the line-up were SP Heart Workers driving SP’s electric vehicles and others in their own vehicles. Electric vehicles now make up close to 40 per cent of SP’s vehicle fleet.

The Festival featured SP Heart Workers sharing their experiences. SP’s partners AMKFSC, KidSTART Singapore, TOUCH Community Services, and Youth Guidance Outreach Services were also present with stories of how volunteers play a pivotal role in uplifting beneficiaries and improving their quality of life.

To understand SP’s corporate giving and volunteer initiatives, please visit Heart at Work: A Guide to Corporate Volunteering may be downloaded at

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About SP Group

SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, as well as sustainable energy solutions in Singapore, China, Thailand and Vietnam.

As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective worldwide.

Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast-charging stations and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region.

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