This new process reduced the time for products to reach our stores. In 2010, the website launched a free taxi application for iPhone, Blackberry and Android connecting drinkers to any taxi company across the country with a single touch. The Corporate Awards are presented to Organisations for making significant outright donations to Community Chest. As we enter 40 years of partnering families, we are ever aware of the need to keep pace with the evolving needs of families and society. Even if labelling is done properly and accurately, it is well known that most consumers do not read food labels and that those who read often do not understand what they read.
Elderly shoppers can also use the magnifying glasses at the aisles to help them read product labels with greater ease. From its first pilot stall in Aljunied, Rice Garden is finding its way into more heartlands of Singapore with a total of 40 Rice Garden stalls island-wide as of December 2016. I nvesting in people, invest in technology At the same time, we will need to increase productivity and make wise investments in people and technology to grow our businesses for the long term. What are some challenges and opportunities it faces? Their staff should be recruited entirely on the basis of merit, and they should be given considerable scope to exercise initiative, judgement, and enterprise. In June 2009, he was appointed as the Co-Chair of the Social Enterprise Association of Singapore. Is this the way of the future? We aspire to be a leading retailer with a heart. One way it has done this is through its FairPrice house brand label, which offers products such as condiments, beverages, household cleaners, fresh produce and frozen foods at prices which are 10 to 15 per cent lower than those of market competitors.
Seniors derive a stronger sense of purpose through shared activities where they mentor the children, while pre-schoolers, in turn, learn values of empathy and compassion, as well as respect for seniors. This bolsters our confidence to drive our businesses to be high-performing enterprises and create social impact to benefit one and all in Singapore. This is yet another realisation of a dream of close to 20 years to provide good and affordable nursing home care to seniors so as to reduce the financial, emotional and psychological burden on their families, who might not qualify for subsidies. Children who consumed their share of fruit and vegetables daily were able to collect a booklet full of beautiful stickers. Since its founding, its mission has always been to reduce the cost of living in Singapore. Singapore 2006 FairPrice provided one million bottles of FairPrice housebrand drinking water for more than 16,000 delegates at Singapore 2006, one of the largest series of international meetings ever held in Singapore in September 2006. At FairPrice, we realize that we cannot act independently and have to depend on partnerships in order to offer the best products to the customers in our stores.
Next, impact and challenges of aging workforce in the service industry will be further elaborated. His intension is clear: Saving people money to help them to live a better life. I found it at The Straight Times Forum, a site that encourages people to post well-written letters that got rejected by The Straits Times Forum. At the core of its mission as a social enterprise is the moderation of the cost of living while at the same time maintaining success as a business Frohman, 2009. The head of the company is Ng Ser Miang. The 5 year Outstanding Corporate Award are presented to organisations that maintain their fund-raising contribution amount at Platinum or Gold level.
We were also the first supermarket to introduce bar-code scanning technology in 1991. In 2005, we implemented the Cold Chain Management of Chilled Pork which enabled us to import chilled pork from distant sources and maintain safety and quality. The system also increases efficiency and productivity as it eliminates the need for staff to manually prepare cash floats for each cashier at the start of the business day, as well as reduces the strain on the chief cashier to physically count cash so as to verify the sales at the end of each shift. All items are price-checked daily and they range from toiletries to canned food. . The 37-page document was released as part of a campaign by the co-operative to promote awareness on sustainability, environmental protection and volunteerism.
Strong and continuing support On behalf of the Board, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to our shareholders for their strong support over the years. To what key reasons and events do you attribute your success? Legal-Political Singapore imports most food products and other merchandise from its regional neighbours and from many countries worldwide. Choosing the nicest fruit off the shelf after pressing a few others that are not-so-nice? Contribution towards China Earthquake Relief Effort in 2008 In May 2008, FairPrice helped to drive the Singapore Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal by offering our network of more than 200 stores across Singapore for the public to make donations. In 2016, we continued to provide seamless and integrated services to meet the needs in areas of: Cost of Living, Ageing, Health and Social Mobility. A manufacturer puts up a slogan only when it serves its purpose. This reflects their desire to go beyond 'feeling good' to actually 'doing good' for the community.
Our staff is also trained on our operational standards at our dedicated FairPrice Training Institute and this helps them better follow standards and guidelines resulting in enhanced operational efficiency. This scheme dovetails the efforts by the and schools to encourage children to save for a rainy day. As industry leaders, we must embrace new technology and open our minds to stay ahead. Procurement, Purchasing And Sourcing FairPrice Firstly, we take a look at Fairprice's logistic processes, Procurement, purchasing and sourcing. Under the Community Care pillar, FairPrice intends to increase the number of staff volunteers for community initiatives by over 7 fold by 2016. The Corporate Platinum Award is the highest tier of Corporate Awards given to organisations as a tribute and endorsement of their significant partnership with Community Chest. In the last financial year,FairPrice saved six million plastic bags through its Green Rewards Initiative.
This required about 37 million kilogrammes of crude oil and 12 million kg of natural gas. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy. The National Express focused effort in the transportation industry had defined the management buy-out strategic approaches, such as, in 1988 a restructuring of the management team to diversify proactively. Avian Flu in 2004 FairPrice acted swiftly to put in place precautionary measures to curb profiteering by traders. This creates a network of increasing benefits for both members and merchants. To find out how you can join the union or the General Branch, click on. Did you know that every year, a third of the food produced for human consumption gets wasted in the world? Its provide care management and support for seniors, who not only participate in social activities and exercises at the centres, but also benefit from the added services such as active rehabilitation, community nursing, and personalised dementia care.
Community Care FairPrice intends to increase the number of staff volunteers for community initiatives by over sevenfold by 2016. At the end of the day, it is all about improving customer satisfaction and increasing customer loyalty and confidence in our products and services. I am heartened to note that they are moving in the right direction. Their staff should be recruited entirely on the basis of merit, and they should be given considerable scope to exercise initiative, judgement, and enterprise. But they are not immune to disruptions and challenges. Our FairPrice Housebrand products set benchmark prices and are already at least 10 % lower than comparable national brands.
But it is how we are able to address the challenges and turn them into opportunities, so as to better serve people in Singapore, that sets us apart from competition. There are definitely economic benefits of standardization. This is the driving force for our business decisions, and our customers continue coming back to us because they recognize and appreciate this. The award was presented by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the annual Community Chest Awards Ceremony. FairPrice was established by the Labour Movement in 1973 to ensure that essential items were available to all Singaporeans at affordable prices during a time of economic and social turbulence. The award was presented by Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore, and witnessed by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development, at the annual Community Chest Awards Ceremony held at the Istana. As a retailer, we work very closely with partners upstream and downstream, as we believe these business relations can lead to co-creating an extraordinary customer experience.