Labour Practices & Human Rights

Our people are our most valuable resource. 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 leverages platforms, such as Singapore’s National Day events, to create opportunities for employees to build camaraderie and forge stronger bonds.

Our Code of Conduct sets out the rules by which the Group operates.

Fair Employment Practices

We adopt fair employment practices and comply with labour laws across our operations worldwide. In Singapore, Keppel subscribes to the principles spelt out by The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices and endorses the Tripartite Alliance’s Employers’ Pledge of Fair Employment Practices.

We aim to provide a work environment that fosters mutual respect, and prohibit discrimination on any basis.

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 articulated in our Corporate Statement on Human Rights, and informed and guided by general concepts from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

We do not tolerate unethical labour practices such as child labour, forced labour, slavery and human trafficking in any of our operations. Keppel also supports the elimination of exploitative labour.

Skills Development

We adopt a holistic approach towards attracting and developing talent, with the aim of maximising our employees’ potential.

Keppel offers structured learning programmes to enhance the skills and capabilities of our workforce. Our Training Centres equip workers with technical and core skills qualifications and support the upgrading and certification of skillsets. The Group also offers internships to tertiary students to expose them to the company and related industries.

In 2015, we established Keppel Leadership Institute, headquartered in Singapore, to groom global Keppel Leaders who imbibe our core values and are guided by our operating principles. The Institute exemplifies the Group’s commitment towards developing leaders and equipping them with capabilities to drive our businesses into the future.

Employee Engagement

We engage our employees through initiatives that enhance communication and foster bonding across the Group.

The inaugural Global Keppelites Forum, a Group-wide townhall, was held in January 2015. At the platform, Mr Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, shared the Group’s vision and priorities with some 3,000 employees across 70 locations, many of whom were tuned in via an interactive online portal.

We believe that cohesive teams make for a productive workforce, and we continue to ignite team spirit through various platforms, such as the annual Keppel Games, a series of sports competitions organised by Keppelite Recreation Club.