UOB gives Mid-Autumn Festival mooncakes in deep gratitude to those keeping Singapore’s offices and estates clean

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    20 September 2021

    Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UOB, presenting mooncakes to Ms Wang Baoli, one of the cleaning staff at the Bank.


    UOB today distributed more than 1,600 boxes of mooncakes to cleaners in appreciation of their ceaseless contribution to maintaining top hygiene standards during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    The Bank gave mooncakes to more than 100 estate cleaners in collaboration with the Central Singapore Community Development Council. UOB also handed out mooncakes to cleaners engaged by some of its Commercial Banking clients in the food and beverage business, including Koufu Group, BreadTalk Group, Asian Foodmall, Broadway Group, S-11 Group, Kim San Leng Group and Badaling Group. Cleaning staff within the Bank also received the mooncakes in time for the festive celebration.


    Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UOB, said, “The pandemic has raised awareness of cleaners as unsung heroes in combating COVID-19. Each day they can be seen putting themselves and their families at risk to keep the virus at bay, ensuring hygiene standards are met so we can continue with our business and family commitments. In giving mooncakes to cleaners this Mid-Autumn Festival, we are sharing the gratitude from the UOB team to those working at the frontline on behalf of Singapore to help us through to better times.”


    Ms Denise Phua, Mayor of Central Singapore District and Grassroots Adviser, Jalan Besar GRC, said, “Central Singapore CDC is honoured to partner UOB once again to do good in the community. It is important that the contributions of frontliners do not go unnoticed and are constantly recognised throughout this pandemic. Estate cleaners work tirelessly to maintain environment cleanliness and safety. Their work is even more challenging when manpower is often stretched during the pandemic. This gift of appreciation is one way of encouragement to the cleaners. I hope other corporations will do likewise for all our frontliners in Singapore.”


    About UOB
    UOB is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of around 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA- by both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as branches and representative offices across the region.


    Over more than eight decades, generations of UOB employees have carried through the entrepreneurial spirit, the focus on long-term value creation and an unwavering commitment to do what is right for our customers and our colleagues.


    We believe in being a responsible financial services provider and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our stakeholders and in the communities in which we operate. Just as we are dedicated to helping our customers manage their finances wisely and to grow their businesses, UOB is steadfast in our support of social development, particularly in the areas of art, children and education.


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