DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE
TDM welcomes a diverse workforce spanning a spectrum of different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, genders and ages. At the same time, we respect and welcome the distinct attributes of every individual within our workforce. This is in line with our Gender and Diversity Policy.
Our corporate culture embraces the diversity of people in our organisation and promotes a conducive workplace and environment, which is free of harassment in any form, including, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, non-disqualifying physical or mental, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
As at 31 December 2018, the Group has a total workforce of 4,403 people. From the total workforce, 32% were women and 68% were male employees. In the Plantation Division, 15% were women and 85% were male employees while in the Healthcare Division, 73% were women and 27% were male employees.
The Group actively encourages women to excel in both Divisions. However, the plantation sector is traditionally a male dominated industry due to the heavy physical nature of the tasks involved.
57% of workers employed in the Plantation Division were mostly foreign labour from Bangladesh and Indonesia.
Nevertheless, to prevent workplace discrimination amongst women in the plantation industry, TDM has set up a gender committee at the estate level where women are encouraged to participate as committee members.
Notwithstanding this, we have female talents in the management team, which were mainly involved in administrative activities. In the Healthcare Division, women were mostly engaged in nursing and administrative duties. Day care centres and kindergartens were also available in operating units to support the Group’s female employees and their children.
There were no disabled employees under our employment within the reporting period.
For TDM’s Board of Directors’ demography, please refer to the Corporate Governance Statement on pages 129 to 147.