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Engaging Employees to Build a Dynamic Organisation

Staff in Singapore after a beach clean-up during Sembcorp Gives Back Week

Our people play a vital role in ensuring the success of our business, as we transform to meet the challenges of industry disruption. To build a dynamic organisation able to thrive in this fast-changing climate, we focused on developing a values-based, performance-led culture underpinned by purpose and integrity.

As part of our ongoing culture building exercise, we enhanced our global employee engagement survey to gain a deeper understanding of our employees. Survey results were above industry average, with encouraging scores in the areas of satisfaction with the company as a purpose-driven and socially responsible organisation.

The results also identified key drivers of employee satisfaction which included talent engagement and change management. We will be focusing our efforts on these areas as we continue on our transformation journey.

To foster stronger engagement with our people, we introduced the “60 seconds with 60 people” campaign. The series featured 60 different internal stakeholders in 60-second long videos designed to educate employees on various initiatives across the Group. We also launched an employee video contest for staff. The winning entries were chosen by popular vote, with over 80% of global staff participating.

Our employee engagement efforts also include encouraging volunteerism. In October 2019, we launched Sembcorp Gives Back Week. Over 1,000 staff volunteers across nine countries came together to give back to local communities, with a host of employee-led activities centred on the theme of “Zero Waste”. Together, the Sembcorp family clocked approximately 5,000 volunteer hours. In a post-event survey, over 80% of respondents agreed that the programme allowed them to engage fellow colleagues and senior management in a more meaningful way.

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