Certis is proud to be among the early adopters of the Sustainable Employment Pledge, which was launched by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob at the Sustainable Employment Conference in Village Hotel Sentosa.
To date, more than 60 organisations comprising SMEs, MNCs and large enterprises have pledged their support. In addition to Certis, they include companies such as Far East Organization, CapitaLand, REBEL GURL, Caregiver Asia and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific. All the companies pledged to make at least one improvement to their practices in sustainable employment every 12 months.
The companies also support the six key recommendations in the SBF’s “Sustainable Employment – Achieving Purposeful Business Success Together” report which calls on businesses to nurture a more inclusive society by addressing the employment needs of the elderly, the less well-off, and those vulnerable to job disruption.
During the conference, President Halimah also participated in a dialogue moderated by SBF CEO Mr Ho Meng Kit. Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs Mrs Josephine Teo and Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development Mr Desmond Lee also attended the conference.
Ng Boon Gay, Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore, Physical Security & Integrated Services represented Certis at the launch of the Sustainable Employment Pledge. Commenting on the importance of sustainable employment to Certis, he said, “Certis employs 16,000 people in Singapore across a diverse range of business units. Hence, it is imperative for us to be a responsibleand progressive employer to continue attracting and retaining the talent required to meet our customers’ present and future needs.”