Singapore green icon to run Halcyon Group CSR

April 05, 2011
Howard Shaw, VP CSR, Halcyon Group
The Halcyon Group, a Singapore-headquartered investment holding company, today announced that it has appointed Howard Shaw as its senior vice president of corporate social responsibility.

Formerly the Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), Shaw has long been involved in environmental sustainability in Singapore, and is a firm advocate of the green movement.

At Halcyon, he will oversee its environmental management systems, conduct environmental impact studies, engage company stakeholders on its CSR activities, ensure proper living and working standards for all levels of employees, and reach out to the surrounding communities as well as relevant international organizations and/or committees.

Initially, he will focus on Halcyon's natural rubber processing plants in Indonesia before widening his scope to Halcyon's off-shore and marine businesses in Singapore and China.

"A major challenge in the 'greening' of any company is not only the hardware, but the 'heartware' of the company. So apart from legal compliance, I will focus on ensuring that Halcyon continues to maintain a proactive role in creating a culture that embraces CSR in every aspect of our behavior, from positive contributions to the communities in which we operate to daily practices that contribute towards environmental sustainability."said Shaw.

Shaw will continue to be actively involved in driving the environmental movement in Singapore through voluntary roles in various organizations and committees, including being an corporate advisor to the Singapore Environment Council where he was previously executive director of the SEC.