Nov 28 2023
In a significant stride towards fostering a strong commitment to National Service (NS) and Total Defence, OOm Singapore has been honoured with the prestigious NS Mark (Gold) Certification. The certification was presented in recognition of OOm’s efforts to formalise schemes that enable employees to fulfil their NS duties.
Recognising Excellence With the NS Mark Accreditation
Established in 2016, the NS Mark is a national-level accreditation scheme that acknowledges businesses and organisations demonstrating policies and human resource practices backing NS and Total Defence. The Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD), formed by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in January 1984, played a pivotal role in developing the accreditation scheme.
The accreditation comprises two tiers – NS Mark and NS Mark (Gold). Businesses endorsing the Declaration of Support for NS and Total Defence can receive the NS Mark. OOm’s attainment of the NS Mark (Gold) signifies an elevated level of support, exemplifying the company’s dedication to valuing the importance of NS and Total Defence in fostering Singapore’s stability and prosperity.
OOm’s Commitment to Upholding National Values and Employee Well-being
Ian Cheow, CEO and Co-founder of OOm, expressed pride in receiving the NS Mark Gold accreditation. “OOm consistently emphasises our unwavering dedication to supporting NS, with established policies that prioritise a harmonious balance between family, work, and NS roles for our employees. Wyan, the Co-founder, and I have personally served in NS so our experience has reinforced a deeper understanding on the significance of contributing to the nation.”
COO and Co-founder, Wyvan Xu, also echoed this sentiment by reiterating the value of NS in cultivating qualities such as discipline, determination, and passion among employees. “Through the attainment of the NS Mark (Gold), we reaffirm our support for our employees’ NS obligations, nurturing a positive and disciplined work culture simultaneously.”
Moving forward, OOm pledges to remain steadfast in our commitment to these notable national values.
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