We are committed to creating positive impacts on the social systems within and outside its companies. Employees are one of the Group’s top priorities. We enhanced our human talent with development programmes that benefit the community in terms of business values. Improving the performance of human capital and their health & safety has always been crucial to the Group. At the same time, respecting human rights while improving workforce diversity, engagement and inclusion remain the Group’s focus as well.
We are committed to creating a workplace where diversity and equality of opportunity are actively promoted and where unlawful discrimination is not tolerated. We recognise the business benefits of having a diverse workforce – attracting and retaining the best people for the job, supporting and delivering high performance and increasing the effectiveness of the company. To this end, we aim to build and maintain a working environment which is inclusive of all and values diversity. We recognise the importance of providing equal opportunities for all regardless of sex, race, ethnic origin or nationality, marital, pregnancy, maternity leave, disability, age, religion or belief, trade union membership, part-time working or fixed-term employee status. We will ensure that all staff have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Human rights are universal, and every employee deserves to be treated with dignity and have their interests considered equally. The Group maintains its commitment to continuously improving the welfare of all employees and that includes giving them a fair, respectable, and safe workplace for employees across all levels in the organisation. The Group is familiar with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights covering freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour and child labour issues and zero tolerance for any form of discrimination. The Group’s commitment to human rights is aligned with Hong Leong Manufacturing Group’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, which applies to all employees.
The Group strictly complies with the fundamental requirements of the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Act 2010, and Employment Act 1955. The Group is against the use of child labour, forced labour, slavery, involuntary prison labour, and trafficking of persons at all times. Every employee is treated fairly with no bias at any work.
These laws govern the protection of labour rights through fair payment of wages, fair working hours, and fair treatment of all without tolerating any form of discrimination on race, colour, gender, language, religion or political opinions. All workers are given an employment agreement that conveys the conditions of employment in a language they understand. To ensure equality for all, the most suitable candidates are selected, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, and disabilities. HCMT and HCCT comply with the applicable anti-discrimination laws and positions were awarded based on qualifications, experience and potential. The Group has shown concerns for freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining and discrimination in the workplace to protect the civil freedoms of the employees by local laws and regulations. Employees are free to join a trade union of their choice provided they abide by local laws and the rules of the trade union. The Group strongly believes in promoting the development of employees. Improving human capital performance has always been a priority in the Group. In line with that, the Group seeks ways to build and improve skills among its workforce to deliver high-quality services and efficiency to its customers.
We are committed to the growth and development of our employee and recognizes that continuous learning is one of the strategic investments for the retention of our competitive advantage. To maximize our investment, learning and development must be aligned with our business strategies and needs. HR department and the Department Heads have the responsibility to ensure that our funds are strategically invested in the areas that yield the greatest return for our business and in employees whom they wish to attract, retain and develop. We offer continuous support and training to grow & develop our employees because we value the crucial contributions every employee makes to our success. Our Learning & Development programs are divided into 4 quadrants, and we have adopted a 70-20-10 approach.
We are committed to creating a work environment free from bullying, harassment, victimisation and other unacceptable behaviour, and to promote the dignity of our staff in the workplace. We aim to treat others in the way that we would wish to be treated ourselves. We recognise that all staff have the following rights:
• To be treated fairly.
• To be treated with respect.
• Not to be bullied, harassed, or victimised.
• To feel safe at work.
• To have access to a fair procedure for dealing with any unacceptable behaviour.