The Singapore Insurance Institute (SII) has shown its support for the nationwide OneMillionTrees movement led by the Garden City Fund, a registered charity established by the National Parks Board.
On July 27, SII members and partners planted 50 trees at Kranji-Woodlands Nature Way. Around 50 participants from 18 insurance organisations planted the trees at the event, which was attended by Indranee Rajah (pictured above right), minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, second minister for finance and second minister for national development.
“The insurance industry plays a key role in building a sustainable future,” said SII president Jeslyn Tan (pictured above left). “We are delighted to have our members and partners in insurance and financial services join us in this meaningful movement. This activity follows our successful “One Planet, One Chance” run, jointly organised by Singapore Insurance Institute and the Malaysian Insurance Institute. This is the second year that we have organised the run to encourage insurance professionals to come together for fitness, healthy living, and team building. I would like to express my thanks to all participants, donors and our key sponsors – Crawford & Company, Berkley Insurance Asia, Envista Forensics and QBE – for supporting the events.”
SII was able to raise $15,000 for the Plant-A-Tree programme, which is part of the OneMillionTrees movement. The movement was launched in April 2020, with a goal to plant 1 million trees across Singapore between 2020 and 2030. It also aims to foster better stewardship of nature among Singaporeans.
“It is heartening to see more organisations, together with their partners and staff, be involved in the Plant-A-Tree programme,” said Prof. Leo Tan, chairman of City Garden Fund. “Their support to our greening efforts ensures that we continue to conserve our natural heritage and help to mitigate the impact of climate change. With more support from individuals and organisations like Singapore Insurance Institute, it will help us transform Singapore into a city in nature, a key pillar of the Singapore Green Plan.”