SMRT’s Sustainability DNA
Since 1987, we have played a significant role towards a vision of “Moving People, Enhancing Lives”. Over the years, we have been pivotal in the way Singapore lives, works and plays by providing safe, reliable and customer-centric connectivity through our public transport services.
Our focus is on delivering our mission outcomes of Reliability, Sustainability and Continuous Improvement. Sustainability is intrinsic to our business at both the strategic and operational levels.
As corporate citizens, we recognise that our businesses and actions have an impact on all our stakeholders. These include our employees and customers, as well as the larger public and community.
Our people form the backbone of the organisation and are vital to our collective success. Over the years, we have developed and sustained a professional workforce by deepening competencies such as in the specialised field of engineering. We also continued to inculcate service excellence and a customer-oriented culture within SMRT. Workforce health and safety are key. Safety procedures are in place for the well-being and protection of our employees.
We recognise our responsibility to provide commuters with high standard of service that is safe, reliable and customer‑centric. At the forefront of our operational performance and customer experience efforts are operational performance standards, key performance indicators and service standards laid down by the authorities to be met across all our train, bus and taxi operations and services.
We reach out proactively to the community we serve.In the past few years, we have identified key partners and worked closely with them to realise important projects that can make a positive impact on the community.
It is vital that we conduct our business ethically and responsibly through strong internal controls and by inculcating the right values in our people. We have in place a robust Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework to deal with opportunities and uncertainties through timely identification of key risks and implementing of appropriate mitigating measures.
Our Board and Management are also committed to ensure high standards of corporate governance, to enhance shareholder value whilst taking into account stakeholders’ interests. We regularly review our corporate governance framework for currency and relevance. It adheres to the core principles of the 2018 Code of Corporate Governance, and has put in place systems, processes, and structure to ensure accountability, transparency and sustainability of its business and affairs.
Moving ahead, we will continue to integrate sustainability as an instinct and habit across the organisation, and as an integral part of every business decision we take.