Prime Minister of Singapore
Our people are our greatest asset; their pride, passion and commitment are essential to the Group's success. Committed to be an employer of choice, we adopt fair and ethical labour practices, respect human rights and empower employees to realise their full potential.
In Singapore, we support the principles of the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices and endorse the Tripartite Alliance's Employers' Pledge of Fair Employment Practices. We comply with local labour regulations across our global operations and with minimum wage laws, where such laws exist.
As articulated in our Corporate Statement on Human Rights, Keppel upholds and respects 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 applies to our over 40,000 employees in more than 30 countries. About 46% of our global workforce is covered by Collective Agreements.
We encourage and enable employees to pursue professional development opportunities. In 2014, Keppel invested $14.2 million in the training and development of our employees globally.
Besides collaborating with reputable business schools and industry experts to develop leadership programmes, we have established training centres for employees to upgrade their technical skills and qualifications.
Keppel's commitment to provide employees with multiple pathways to success was lauded by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally Speech in 2014. Mr Lee's comments drew from his experiences visiting Keppel O&M in Singapore and interviewing employees.
We engage our employees through channels that enhance communication and camaraderie.
During town hall meetings, Keppel's senior management engage employees in insightful dialogues. Keppel Young Leaders provides high-potential employees with additional exposure to senior management and peers in other business units through initiatives such as annual symposiums, case studies and strategic reviews.
To promote friendly competition, ignite team spirit and encourage healthy lifestyles, Keppelite Recreation Club organises the annual Keppel Games, a series of sports competitions open to all employees.