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Workplace Safety, Health and Well-being

At UOB Thailand, the safety and well-being of our colleagues, customers, contractors and tenants are central to our operations and DNA. We take guidance from the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the International Labour Organisation Conventions in our approach to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. Corporate Real Estate Services is responsible for safeguarding our workplace from physical and operational risk, and works with internal stakeholders through various policies and guidelines, including:

  • the Group Physical Security Policy, which mandates the measures and actions that are to be taken to ensure a safe and secure environment that withstands a wide range of physical security threats;
  • the Group Facilities Management and Safety Policy, which sets out the required actions for:
    • facility management for preventative, reactive and planned repairs and maintenance;
    • pandemic and infectious diseases management;
    • adherence to our environment-related commitment and targets; and
    • local guidelines and operational manuals in relation to workplace safety and health.

Building conducive and high-performance workplaces

 We take practicable measures to reduce risks and to ensure the safety and health of our colleagues, customers, as well as contractors and all who work within UOB-owned and managed buildings  . These measures include:

  • communicating all relevant health and safety procedures that we have in place;
  • reviewing our buildings’ emergency response plans which stipulate the relevant actions to be taken to protect and evacuate building occupants under different emergency scenarios;
  • conducting and reviewing appropriate contractors’ risk assessments to identify and minimize any sources of risk; and
  • setting out workplace safety and health requirements for all vendors, suppliers and contractors working at our premises and construction sites. They must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, conduct appropriate risk assessments and complete all required training for the employees as required by local legislation 

By providing a high-performance environment focused on ergonomics and comfort, we create a workplaces that enables collaboration, innovation, productivity and personal well-being. Through our studies to understand user patterns and utilization rates, we continually gather feedback to frame our approach to creating optimal and agile working environments.


Caring for the well-being of our people

We demonstrate the care we have for our people through our total employee wellness approach:

  • Physical wellness We invest in the physical wellness of our colleagues by providing avenues for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The support we provide includes comprehensive medical and lifestyle benefits for our employees and their dependents, as well as privileges through partnerships with leading healthcare and lifestyle providers.
  • Mental wellness We believe in creating a workplace environment where there is open dialogue and support to foster a positive state of mental health. Our frequent and regular Mental Wellness Days provide our colleagues with various tools and skills to manage their own mental health.
  • Financial wellness We seek to equip our colleagues with financial management fundamentals and strategies through financial literacy talks and workshops.
  • Intellectual wellness We provide avenues for our colleagues to explore potential hobbies to stimulate their mind and self-enhancement activities to improve their personal lives.

UOB Plaza Bangkok in UOB Thailand

Located in the heart of Bangkok’s lifestyle district along Sukhumvit Road and designed by renowned American architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the new 30-floor building will serve as our new head office in UOB Thailand. The design reflects colors and finishes inspired by UOB Thailand’s diverse geography and will feature a four-zone workplace:

  1. Team Zone: Primary work area for colleagues’ daily work
  2. Flex Zone: Open breakout area for colleagues to come together quickly for discussions
  3. Convenient Zone: Work cluster settings to support smaller teams and meetings and
  4. Central Zone: Social spots and a bistro café for colleagues to network and to interact in a more relaxed setting