We have long standing partnerships with local community-based organizations through direct financial contributions as well as volunteerism to bolster community development and local empowerment. Strategically we are focused on a few key areas, including education, arts, support for local agribusiness, and disaster relief.
We are proud to be to be the first corporate donor in Cambodia for Room to Read, a leading global nonprofit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education. Through this initiative we have helped build schools and libraries across Cambodia as well as sponsored girls to attend secondary schools in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Given the deep impact COVID-19 has placed on many communities around the world, we made targeted financial donations and in-kind contributions in each of our operating countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Taiwan) in 2020. This includes support to orphanages, monasteries, nursing homes, local hospitals, as well as food pantries to support them during this critical period. As a corporate citizen we want to provide leadership where possible and serve as an important bridge to support our communities.
Our long-term commitment to the local art sector includes supporting the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA), National Culture and Arts Foundation R.O.C., Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, and more. For this work, we have also received the Bronze Medal for Arts and Business Awards (文馨獎) presented by the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan in 2019.
We will continue to support aspiring artists in Taiwan as well as cultivate our own employees’ literacy and appreciation for the arts through employee education and engagement.
Agriculture is one of the main industries in Taiwan and contributes to our food security, rural development, and conservation. Around 24% of Taiwan’s land is used for farming. At RSI, we support local agricultural projects and sponsor local farmers that sustainably harvest rice through innovative soil and water conservation methods.