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Corporate Social Responsibility

OPUS has implemented a Social and Environmental Management System (SEMS) to establish our commitment to ensuring our business practices are complex to social and environmental impacts. The system covers two main areas:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Corporate Responsibility

OPUS commits to provide a framework that enables our business to manage our social and environmental impacts in a broad, efficient, organized, examined and accepted manner. It includes the organization, planned development, implementation, and maintenance of the company’s policy for environmental protection.

Our SEMS serves as a tool to:

  • Improve environmental performance
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable laws, regulations, and codes of conduct
  • Provide a systematic way of managing our environmental affairs
  • Provide an order to address social and environmental concerns through the assignment of responsibility and ongoing evaluation of the company’s practices, procedures, and processes
  • Provide a process for the continual improvement of the system

Our System is compliant with IBM's Supplier Conduct Principles

SEMS Project Team

  • Human Resource Manager
    • Jess Ang
  • Auditing Representative
    • Jacintha Davis
  • Environmental, Health and Safety representative
    • Jacintha Davis

 OPUS’ SEMS “Plan, Do, Check, Act” Cycle

  • Plan
    • Planning
      • Environmental Aspects
      • Compliance
      • Objectives and Targets
      • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Do
    • Implementation
      • Roles and Responsibilities
      • Training and Communication
      • SEMS Document Control
      • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Check
    • Checking/Corrective Actions
      • Measurement and Monitoring
      • SEMS Non-conformance and Corrective Actions
      • Records
      • SEMS Audits
  • Act
    • Management Review

 

OPUS’ SEMS Approach Plan

  • Plan
    • Planning
      • OPUS’ SEMS Project Team has developed a Social and Environmental Management Programme.  This programme addresses the environmental aspects, our objectives and targets we aim to achieve.  OPUS drives for continuous improvement though the SEMS program.
  • Do
    • Implementation
      • OPUS’ SEMS Project Team has the responsibilities to disseminate and educate the employees on the SEMS program.  That includes continuous training and communication through email, employees’ orientation and recreation programmes.
  • Check
    • Checking/Corrective Actions
      • The Environmental, health and safety representative will monitor the non-conformance and follow up with corrective actions.  This will be recorded and subject to audit annually.
  • Act
    • Management Review
      • The Management Representative will conduct a Management Review every fornightly to ensure the SEMS programme is meeting its objectives and targets.  This will be minuted and recorded accordingly.

Environmental Protection

Earth Day is very much observed in OPUS. Besides practising it annually, OPUS practices on a monthly basis. 

  • Every last Friday of the month, all lights, computers, fax and copier machines will be shut off for an hour during lunch time (from 12noon to 1pm).  This will help to conserve energy and reduce our utility bills.
  • Mobile staffs are encouraged to work from home on the last Friday of every month.  This will help to reduce gas emissions.
  • We have changed all the lights in the office from the normal lights to LED lights the year before.
  • IT Department initiatives
    • Set printer setting to duplex printing as a default
    • Lengthen asset lifespan - asset refresh every 5 years
    • Purchase more energy saving equipment
    • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment (regular servicing) to cut down operational cost
    • Use recyclable batteries
    • Reduce ‘standby power’ (unplug when not in use)
    • Reuse printer ink cartridges
  • We have encouraged the staffs to
    • Reduce duplicate printing (share documents between departments.)
    • Set air conditioning temperature to optimal at 25C
    • Have Recycling Bins in the office for Paper and Plastic
    • Have more potted plants in office
    • Ensure all electrical appliances are switched off when leaving the office for the day
    • Use stairs instead of elevator
    • Encourage people not to smoke
    • Be Vegan for a day
    • Car pool when possible, especially when heading to the same venue for meetings, etc.
    • Reduce use of plastic bags and bring own recyclable bag
    • Cut down on use of Styrofoam cups in the pantry and use own cups
    • Encourage usage of refillable white board markers and made of recycled material
    • Organise garage sale/flea market to sell items not needed/not regularly used
  • Events

Corporate Responsibility

Events

 

Social responsibilities on Needy Organisations and Schools 

  • Besides our regular involvement in charity sponsorships and volunteer work at the above mentioned few charity events, OPUS has also done volunteer work for the following organisations:
    • Provided free IT consultation services to PERTAPIS, (a voluntary welfare organisation in Singapore providing social, educational and welfare services to the community) on their IT network environment.
    • Gathered a team of engineers to help in the relocation of Pathlight School (a school for autistic children in Singapore) on 30th May 2009.

 

Working with NUS Business School Study

  • OPUS has supported and worked with NUS Business School students in support of their final year project. Three of the school's students were attached to OPUS for a few months. During this period, they spent time with our CEO and attended our management and sales meetings to experience a real life working environment.