AIA Singapore pledges SG$5 million to tree planting

Firm marks 90th anniversary with contribution to Singapore’s goal of planting a million trees

AIA Singapore pledges SG$5 million to tree planting

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

As part of its 90th anniversary celebrations, AIA Singapore has pledged SG$5 million to plant a total of 16,666 trees across Singapore’s parks and nature reserves over the next five years.

The donation will be given to National Parks Board’s (NParks) Garden City Fund charity, and will contribute towards the board’s OneMillionTrees movement, which aims to plant at least one million trees across Singapore over the next 10 years.

To date, AIA’s donation is the largest single gift by an organisation to the Nparks’ cause, the company’s statement said.

The pledge was kicked off by AIA executives and government officials planting 90 trees at Rower’s Bay, located at Lower Seletar Reservoir. The ceremony was led by Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, Desmond Lee.

Also in attendance were AIA Group regional chief executive and group chief life operations officer Tan Hak Leh, AIA Singapore CEO Wong Sze Keed, NParks CEO Kenneth Er, Garden City Fund chairman Prof. Leo Tan, as well as other senior managers and employees from AIA.

Rower’s Bay, which was opened in 2019, is a rest stop and gathering point for park visitors along the first phase of the 150-kilometre Round Island Route (RIR). The AIA team planted several endangered native tree species, namely Penggu (Horsfieldia irya) and Powder-Puff Tree (Barringtonia racemosa), which provide shelter and food for various animal, bird and insect species in the area. 

“We’re delighted to be taking proactive steps to advance the nation’s Singapore Green Plan 2030, co-creating more naturalised green spaces and a more sustainable society for families to live healthier, longer, better lives together,” said AIA Singapore CEO Wong Sze Keed.

“As AIA celebrates 90 years in Singapore, we remain dedicated to making positive, long-term contributions to our customers, the community, and the wider environment and ensuring Singapore is a sustainable home for generations to come.”

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