Fair Employment Practices
We adopt fair employment practices and comply with local labour laws across our global operations. In Singapore, Keppel adheres to the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices and endorses the Employers' Pledge of Fair Employment Practices.
We embrace workforce diversity and aim to provide a work environment that fosters mutual respect. Our Employee Code of Conduct sets the tone in relation to the Group's stance against discrimination and our hiring policies ensure equal employment opportunities for all.
Keppel respects and upholds the fundamental principles set out in the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our approach is articulated in our Corporate Statement on Human Rights, and is guided by general concepts from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
We have zero tolerance for unethical labour practices such as child labour, forced labour, slavery and human trafficking in any of our operations. Our suppliers are expected to comply with the Group's Supplier Code of Conduct, which holds them accountable to responsible labour practices in their operations.
We develop and train our workforce to maximise the potential of our people, and attract and retain the best talent.
Keppel supports all employees in furthering their education. We also invest in equipping workers with up‑to‑date operational skills and certifications.
We have various centralised platforms that offer structured learning programmes to nurture talents across the Group. Our initiatives include Keppel Young Leaders, the Emerging Leaders Programme and management trainee programmes.
The Group partners government and educational institutions to design industry programmes for students. Internships are offered to promising students, allowing them to gain work experience before commencing their careers.
The Keppel Leadership Institute, established in 2015 and headquartered in Singapore, continues to offer a diverse range of leadership and professional development programmes. The Institute grooms global Keppel leaders, equipping them with the skills to drive our businesses into the future.
We engage our employees through feedback channels and activities that forge stronger relationships.
Apart from the annual Global Keppelites Forum, a Group‑wide townhall, we continue to build camaraderie among employees through various platforms, such as the yearly Keppel Games, a series of sports competitions initiated by Keppelite Recreation Club, and activities organised by Keppel Volunteers.
In 2017, the Keppel Global Employee Engagement Survey achieved a strong response rate and a high employee engagement score.