Last month, KOP Surface Products sponsored 21 of its employees to take part in the 2017 Run for Hope, an annual event in support of cancer research in Singapore. The run attracted thousands of participants and took place on February 19th. Over half the KOP Surface Products runners, 12 in total, participated in the 3.5 km run, while nine signed up for the longer 10 km course.
The Singapore office’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) committee coordinated KOP Surface Products’ participation in the run, which reflects the company’s global corporate social responsibility efforts.
One of the company’s core values is to provide a healthy, safe, and sustainable place of work for staff, and part of that includes encouraging personal fitness. It was a good opportunity to not only contribute to cancer research but also to bring employees together and foster a culture of healthy living.
Run for Hope is organised annually by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Regent Singapore, and the National Cancer Centre Singapore. This year, runners of both categories started from the Bayfront event space.
Those who did the 3.5 km circuit ran around Marina Bay and passed landmarks such as the ArtScience Museum, Helix Bridge, the Float at Marina Bay, the Esplanade, and the Promontory @ Marina Bay. The 10 km participants largely ran along Gardens by the Bay (South) and Gardens by the Bay (East), passing landmarks such as Marina Barrage, Marina Bridge, ArtScience Museum, and the Promontory @ Marina Bay.
KOP Surface Products is a leading global supplier of surface wellheads, trees, valves and actuators to the oil and gas industry. With over 80 years’ experience, KOP Surface Products has pioneered dozens of industry firsts including the introduction of the first splitter wellhead. The company is headquartered in Singapore and is owned by Akastor, a Norwegian-based oil services investment company with a portfolio of industrial holdings and other investments.