Labour Practices & Human Rights
Keppel is committed to be an employer of choice. We value our employees and recognise their contributions towards achieving sustainable growth for the Group and creating value for our stakeholders.
We adhere to fair employment practices, respect and uphold human rights principles, and invest in developing and training our workforce. In doing so, we attract and retain the best talent and grow the capabilities of our people.
Keppel Corporation and our Group of Companies uphold and respect the fundamental principles set out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our approach to human rights is informed and guided by general concepts from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Our commitment to human rights is supported by our Employee Code of Conduct, which sets the tone in relation to the Group's stance against discrimination on any basis, inclusive of any bias on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, nationality, age or any physical disability. The rules of conduct apply to all employees of Keppel Corporation and its subsidiary companies. Our stance on human rights is articulated in our Corporate Statement on Human Rights.
Diversity & Inclusion
In our operations worldwide, we adopt merit-based recruitment practices and emphasise diversity and inclusiveness. All new hires are considered based on individual competencies as well as organisational and job fit. Our hiring policies ensure equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status or age.
In Singapore, Keppel adheres to the practices spelt out by The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) and endorses the alliance's Pledge of Fair Employment Practices. We comply with local labour regulations across our global operations and with minimum wage laws, where such laws exist.
We believe that hiring from local communities enhance our ability to understand local needs and strengthen our capabilities on the ground. In ensuring that the majority of our senior management are drawn from the local community, we provide economic benefit to the communities in which we operate, and enhance human capital.
Nurturing Human Capital
We encourage and enable employees to pursue professional development opportunities. Keppel grows the capabilities of our workforce with a structured learning and development framework and programmes, and we groom future leaders at the Keppel Leadership Institute. The Institute presents a diverse range of leadership and professional development programmes delivered in modular and blended approaches. The programmes are sponsored by senior management, driven by demand, and contextualised to suit the Group's needs.
We groom scholars for roles across the Group according to their aspirations and qualifications. The Group also offers internships to promising tertiary students for them to gain work experience before entering the workplace.