People Focus

Sembcorp Marine continually develops and empowers its people to create a progressive, dynamic and resilient workforce that is core to the company's growth and success.

People are the key differentiators for our sustained competitiveness and we are committed to nurturing the full potential of our global workforce of over 13,000 employees. Recognising human capital as our most valuable resource, we aim to create a workplace culture in which our people feel valued, respected, empowered and inspired.



We embrace fair employment, diversity and inclusivity at the workplace. Our human resource practices are in compliance with the local labour laws in our various countries of operation, including fair employment guidelines in line with the Ministry of Manpower Employment Act in Singapore, which is a member country of the International Labour Organisation. Aligned with the principles advocated by the national Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP), we have fair and non-discriminatory processes for recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal and grievance management.

Hiring is based on merit and equal opportunities are provided for career development and progression. Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, nationality, age or physical disability as well as unethical and exploitative labour practices, such as child labour, slavery, forced labour and human trafficking, are not tolerated.

We respect our employees’ right to freedom of association and their right to join unions. In Singapore, we are guided by the ‘Industrial Relations Act’ which allows representation of employees by trade unions for resolution of grievances and disputes through various channels, including collective bargaining and arbitration. Within the company, there are structured grievance handling procedures in place for employees to seek recourse and resolution for their grievances.



Our robust multi-pronged human resource strategy is aligned with our business objectives and strategic drivers of:

  • Enhancing competencies for long-term sustainability and competitiveness
  • Developing a scalable workforce for business flexibility
  • Achieving operational excellence through resource optimisation.





To build a sustainable talent pool to support our growth, we proactively recruit through a number of channels including scholarships, internships and job fairs. We nurture the technical and functional skills of our employees through competency-based training, leadership development programmes, mentoring and job rotation. We also encourage open communication and employee engagement to reach out to staff across the Group through dialogue sessions, focus groups, employee surveys as well as social and recreational programmes.




We recognise the importance of creating a conducive work environment as part of our commitment towards employee care and welfare. Catering to the overall well-being of its employees, the Group offers a wide range of health and wellness programmes ranging from talks and workshops to sports and recreational activities. On top of the complimentary annual health screenings, the yards also partner with public health care providers such as Jurong Medical Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital to offer managed healthcare and faster treatments via direct referrals for specialist treatments and tele-consultations.




Strengthening ties with the Unions is an important part of creating a harmonious work environment. To reinforce tripartite synergy and cohesiveness, we actively engage the Unions in matters concerning our employees such as remuneration, worker safety & welfare, and skills upgrading.

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