The Singapore Insurance Institute's members and partners planted 50 trees at Kranji-Woodlands Nature Way on 27 July 2022 in support of the nationwide OneMillionTrees movement through the Garden City Fund's Plant-A-Tree programme. The Garden City Fund is a registered charity and IPC established by the National Parks Board.
The tree planting activity was attended by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. She is also Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development.
Ms Jeslyn Tan, Singapore Insurance Institute President, said: "The insurance industry plays a key role in building a sustainable future. 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."
Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of the Garden City Fund, said: “It is heartening to see more organisations, together with their partners and staff, be involved in the Plant-A-Tree programme. 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.”
The OneMillionTrees movement was launched in April 2020 to involve the community in planting one million more trees across Singapore between 2020 and 2030, and to foster greater stewardship of our greenery and nature in Singaporeans.
Singapore Insurance Institute (SII) raised S$15,000 (US$10,859) for the Plant-A-Tree programme in support of the OneMillionTrees movement. Some 50 participants from 18 insurance organisations planted the trees at the event.
Established in 1949, SII is a members' institute for professionals in insurance and financial services. Today, SII remains the only non-trade insurance institute in Singapore and continues the tradition of bringing insurance professionals together and to enhance their level of professionalism in the industry.