Our Community Impact

We care about the wellbeing of the local communities we conduct our business and make a concerted effort to have a positive impact.

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.

Room to Read

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.

RSI’s generous investment will ensure that education endures for the most at-risk students across Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam during a particularly critical time. For students in communities where Room to Read operates programs, school closures could mean not just a pause, but an end to learning forever. RSI is part of the solution and is partnering with Room to Read to address learning disruptions for the world’s most vulnerable children.”
Dr. Geetha Murali
Room to Read, CEO

2020 COVID-19 Donations

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.

Cambodia

Recognizing the risk that may be placed on these important community stakeholders, our team donated critical personal protective supplies to ensure the safety of the monks and their visitors.

Indonesia

Our factory team donated critical protective and food supplies to Panti Wreda Wisma Mulia, a local nursing home to over 80 elderly people.

Bangladesh

As regular support to many charities have decreased due to COVID-19, we made an important donation to Jagatpur Ashram Orphanage, a local orphanage that provides food and shelter to over 170 underprivileged children. The donation consists of two months’ worth of food and other supplies which will help keep its operations afloat during this critical time.

Vietnam

We donated to the Nam Dinh City Center for Relieving Disabled Children and provided much needed personal protective supplies, food, and toys to the organization.

Art

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.

Sustainable Agriculture

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.