Santa Fe, EAC’s Moving & Relocation Services, has joined The Johns Hopkins University in Singapore in setting up a fund to support research and treatment of breast cancer. Under the new scheme, Santa Fe makes a future commitment to contribute USD 10 for each relocation the company undertakes. Santa Fe is responsible for 9-10,000 private and business relocations throughout Asia ever year. Bryce Burns, Group Corporate Services Manager at Santa Fe, says the agreement amply illustrates that the company takes its mission seriously:
“It is a key element in our objective that – in addition to being a commercial success – we also play an active role as good citizens who make a positive contribution to the societies in which we operate,” Mr. Burns says.
According to Mr. Bryce Burns Santa Fe’s decision to support breast cancer research and treatment is also a result of an approach last year to a number of clients to hear which good causes they found most worthy.
“We are convinced that client feedback on this initiative will be positive. And if – by doing what we can to support a good cause – we can give our customers an extra-positive experience in their relationship with us, then everyone will have benefited.”
In a joint venture with the National University Hospital of Singapore, The Johns Hopkins University in Singapore has established a special unit to specialise in research into and the clinical treatment of cancer. The newly-established fund – called The Johns Hopkins Singapore Research Fund – will make a special effort to boost this research and treatment in the field of breast cancer. Bryce Burns explains:
“The research already being done in this area is revolutionary in several respects. For example, multi-ethnic Singapore has a unique composition of patients, making it possible to study any differences in cancer frequency and variation between east and west.”
Santa Fe is the primary brand under which EAC Moving & Relocation Services has been marked for more than 20 years. The company operates in many countries in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and China, and reported sales in 2001 of DKK 443m. EAC Moving & Relocation Services represents approx. 6% of EAC’s total turnover.
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