In 2020, a research company named Corporate Knights from Canada announced the list of the 100 "greenest" businesses on the planet, and the trophy went to Ørsted – a Danish multinational power company. It was known that since 2008, this enterprise has changed its business model by shifting focus from fossil fuel to investing in wind energy. This strategy helped Ørsted reduce its carbon footprint by 83 per cent in production. In parallel, Ørsted has also applied sustainable development policies in human resources management, for example, increasing the proportion of women in top management positions from 13 per cent in 2019 to 20 per cent in 2020. In addition, to be in line with the global trend, the company has expanded up-skilling programmes and designed psychological counselling activities to help employees reduce workplace stress. After a series of guidelines towards sustainable development from the business model to human resources policies, it was not surprising that 78 per cent … [Read more...] about Greening your bottom-line for sustainable development
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Many HCM City companies that had to close down after some workers were found to be infected with COVID-19 have got approval to reopen after their on-site lodging facilities for workers and epidemic prevention plans were verified. Workers at a company in HCM City live temporarily in tents to ensure safety while maintaining production. — Photo tuoitre.vn After closing down for almost 10 days as seven workers were found infected, Nidec Vietnam at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park with 6,000 employees has resumed operations though output is less than 10 per cent of normal. With 475 employees, including security guards and canteen workers, staying on-site, the factory is focusing on producing important models and urgent orders. Luu Kim Hong, chairman of the company's trade union, said after first detecting four infections on July 7, the company stopped production to isolate, trace and test all employees. When the number of cases reached seven, the SHTP management board said it … [Read more...] about HCM City factories seek to remain open by complying with COVID-prevention regime
Ho Chi Minh City businesses are working to organise safe production and accommodation for workers “Businesses are ready and have made plans to respond to the outbreak. That’s why we can implement Ho Chi Minh City’s stay-at-work arrangements for workers within a 24-hour deadline,” said a representative of Vietnam’s leading brewer SABECO. She added that to not break the production and supply chain, stay-at-work employees include the production, technical, and quality control departments, as well as partners in the supply chain and medical staff. “The focus for our company is on keeping employees safe. Workers who stay on site are equipped with sleeping places and necessary items for daily living, following safety standards. Protecting employee’s mental health has also emerged as a high priority,” she added. On July 13, Ho Chi Minh City stated that businesses in the city would have to make stay-at-work arrangements for their workers, ensuring pandemic prevention while they will … [Read more...] about Drastic stay-at-work scheme kicks off
Employers aim to keep their people safe while coping with the current challenges to keep their organisation’s operations running. What are the top priorities of organisations during the crisis? Andree Mangels, general director at Adecco Vietnam People’s safety comes first. As people are the core of every business, health and wellbeing should be above all else. COVID-19 not only affects physical health. Social isolation, fear of infection, and financial and job insecurities can also take a toll on people’s mental health and overall wellbeing, which eventually worsen job performance. Businesses should investigate and quickly respond to employees’ needs in terms of safety, such as allowing remote work and limiting the number of people in the office. The way leaders react during the pandemic can form a mark in the workplace culture and determine whether employees stay with the company. Besides protecting employees’ health, businesses also need to pay attention to … [Read more...] about Addressing labour demand and caring for staff wellbeing
A 29-year-old woman in Saigon has earned a reputation across the city for outfitting motorcycles with one-of-a-kind leather upgrades. Tran Thuy is living her best life, working for herself and making a living off her two passions: leather and motorcycles. “Working for someone, no matter how highly that person thinks of you, means you have to live up to their expectations,” she said. “I prefer the freedom to make things I love instead of the confinement of an office space and predictable salary.” Command and conquer “I developed a passion for leather when I was in college,” Thuy said. “I used the Internet to learn more about it and found it to be quite interesting. At that time, leather craft in Vietnam was nowhere near as common as it is now.” Thuy’s passion for leather led to several job offers. According to Thuy, working for others had several upsides, including learning about management, but overall, the four years she spent as an employee, rather than an … [Read more...] about Young Vietnamese woman amazes motorcyclists with outstanding leathercraft skills
Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m. The Saigon Times Residents queue up to enter a supermarket in HCMC’s Go Vap District to do the shopping. Supermarkets and food outlets in the city will close before 5 p.m. every day - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – As HCMC has enhanced its anti-pandemic measures and banned all residents from going out from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., many supermarkets and food outlets in HCMC have announced that they would operate until 5 p.m. every day, from today, July 26, instead of 10 p.m. as earlier. They will open earlier by 30 minutes to an hour. The municipal Department of Industry and Trade has worked with retailers in the city on their opening hours, the local media reported. Some supermarkets will even close at 4 p.m. The early closure of supermarkets will help their employees return to their homes before 6 p.m. A representative of AEON Vietnam said it had informed its customers of the new time of operation. Similarly, MM Mega Market … [Read more...] about Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m.