Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise the merits of having a diverse workforce for the broadened perspectives it brings to the organisation, which enhances our strategies and decision-making. To promote diversity, we are inclusive and ensure equal treatment of all employees irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation or physical ability. In line with our CoEC, our Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedures ensure fair recruitment based on candidates’ individual merits. We also have zero tolerance for any form of harassment.

Firm adherence to our policies led to no reports being filed during the year on discrimination Group-wide.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

As an equal opportunity employer, we maintain gender equality across all our operations, recruiting and promoting based on employees’ qualifications, skills, experience and performance. We also offer salaries based on Bousteadors’ level of responsibility – irrespective of their gender. At the governance level, we have a Board Gender Policy which supports the national target of having 30% women representation on the boards of public-listed companies. Accordingly, we seek to redress the current gap – with women making up only 27% of the Board – while enhancing women’s representation at all levels throughout the organisation.

In the Plantation Division, which has traditionally been maledominated, concerted efforts are being made to support gender equality via growth and empowerment opportunities for women. In 2020, the Division introduced recruitment programmes for cadet planters and cadet engineers which saw two female cadet planters and one female cadet engineer join the Group. In 2021, the newly recruited cadet engineer, who is also from an Orang Asli community, was promoted to become our first woman mill engineer, stationed at Trong Palm Oil Mill in Perak. Meanwhile, within our Heavy Industries Division, a female employee at BNS who joined as a Technical Executive in 2007 was promoted as Project Manager, becoming the first female to hold the post since the incorporation of the business unit in 1991.

We are also committed to providing a platform for individuals of diverse educational backgrounds to secure gainful employment with the Group.

Plantation Division’s first woman mill engineer (third from left), together with her co-workers at Trong Palm Oil Mill, Perak

Workforce Profile in 2021

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Nationality

Note: Non-Malaysian workers are primarily employed by Plantation Division