DBS Hong Kong drives purposeful banking to reduce food waste, with the “Care more, Waste less” program | 繁體

Hong Kong.23 Jul 2020
Hong Kong, 23 Jul 2020 - With the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upending nearly every aspect of daily life, and disrupting supply chains, especially the food supply chain, there is growing concern that more food will be wasted in 2020 than ever before. To help reduce food waste, DBS Hong Kong is partnering with local charity Foodlink Foundation as part of a purpose-driven “Care more, Waste less” initiative, to help ensure surplus food reaches the underprivileged in the community instead of the landfill.

DBS Hong Kong CEO Sebastian Paredes said, “The impact we create at DBS Hong Kong goes beyond banking, and reflects our core commitment to being purpose-driven. What we do touches real people, real businesses and real lives, to effect real change, especially when many people, including the most vulnerable, are struggling in these unprecedented and uncertain times.”

“Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, there is an even greater need for food support for those who are most vulnerable to hunger. With DBS Hong Kong’s support, Foodlink will be able to help ease the burden on those who are facing job insecurities, as well as the many underprivileged, by providing daily food assistance. We are so grateful for DBS Hong Kong’s continued support during this challenging time,” Foodlink Foundation Executive Director Robin Hwang said.

DBS Hong Kong is sponsoring a new refrigerated van that will be used by Foodlink Foundation to help collect safe-to-eat surplus food from F&B outlets all over the city and deliver it to the underprivileged. The aim is to rescue 14 tonnes of surplus food, which would provide about 34,000 meals for the underprivileged.

DBS Hong Kong has also enlisted celebrity Danny So (細So), and his wife, Wing, and children, to help bring “Care more, Waste less” to life in the community, with the whole family spending a day helping Foodlink Foundation rescue and redistribute surplus food. Wing and other influencers will also showcase ways to transform ugly food, which is often thrown away because their appearance is not perfect, into delicious dishes. More details:go.dbs.com/3fQ3AIF

To encourage everyone to reduce food waste, DBS Hong Kong is offering its credit card customers an InstaRedeem 20% off (Maximum deduction per transaction is HK$100 off) when shopping at GreenPrice, a social enterprise specialising in surplus and short-dated stock. In addition, DBS Hong Kong employees are encouraged to donate more than 8,000 cans of surplus food to Foodlink Foundation, for redistribution to the needy in the community.

“Care more, Waste less” embodies DBS Hong Kong’s sense of purposeful banking, and paints a Portrait of Purpose of standing together with the community, and acting with courage, perseverance and generosity. DBS Hong Kong is driven to create these Portraits of Purpose, by working together to help feed the needy, and supporting businesses to fight another day, for a more sustainable future for generations to come. Hear more from DBS Hong Kong CEO Sebastian Paredes: go.dbs.com/2CT8nuy

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DBS Hong Kong enlisted celebrity Danny So (So), and his wife, Wing, and children, to help bring Care more, Waste less to life in the community, with the whole family spending a day helping Foodlink Foundation rescue and redistribute surplus food.


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DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world. 

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for 11 consecutive years from 2009 to 2019.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 28,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.