Asia-based RMCs achieve ‘game-changing’ certifications

Three Asia-headquartered companies are the first in the global relocation industry to prove they meet the ISO standards for human resource management diversity and inclusion processes and procedures.

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Silk Relo Ltd, Silk Relo (S) Pte Ltd and K.C. Dat (S) Pte Ltd (trading as Asian Tigers Singapore) are demonstrating dedication to the highest standards of diversity and inclusion (D&I) by earning organisational certification from the Human Resource Standards Institute (HRSI). The HRSI certification shows that the HR processes of Silk Relo and Asian Tigers Singapore are aligned with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 30415:2021: Human resource management (HRM) – D&I standards. It also verifies that their commitment to offering the best in human resources (HR) and D&I practices is backed up with real action.Their achievements show not only are they global D&I leaders in the international relocation services industry, but they are also leaders in international human resources (HR) best practices at a time when companies are looking to better align people practices with their environmental, social and governance (ESG) approaches. June's Future of Work Festival explored how our sector can unlock the power of people and further understand how we can leverage wellbeing, leadership, agility, flexible work and agility, both for our companies, clients and their internationally mobile people.
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People and purpose

As well as a landmark for the global mobility sector, the accomplishment is an important milestone for award-winning Silk Relo. “Silk Relo’s mission is to make a difference one transferee at a time," said its CEO, Kay Kutt. "When I look at it through the lens of D&I, our mission is to make a difference one person at a time. If we don’t do it for our team members, how are we going to do it for our clients, our customers, our stakeholders, our transferees?"We are pleased to be at the forefront of D&I and the relocation industry in adherence to ISO HRM standards. Now, our customers and potential customers have a way to confirm that Silk Relo truly is implementing D&I best practices and know it will be a positive differentiator for us.”Jobseekers, customers, investors and government agencies increasingly demand that business relationships, internal processes and practices conform to D&I principles. This is reflected in a recruitment boom for internal CSR and D&I roles, which we report on in the autumn 2022 issue of Think Global People.

Making inclusive workplaces a priority

The HRSI D&I Organisational Certification was developed to support ISO 30415:2021 Human Resource Management (HRM) – D&I. It leverages ISO guidance on D&I for organisations and allows comparisons of practices on objective bases with other organisations across national boundaries and industry sectors.According to John Lim, Managing Director of Asian Tigers Singapore, the HRSI 30415:2021 certification shows the greater business world that D&I is a priority for the company. “Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion have taken on prime space in everything that we talk about and do as an organisation,” said John Lim.“D&I is unique because, unlike the other ISO systems, it cuts across the human factor. When you cut across the human factor within a country, you have different races, different beliefs and different cultures. Across different countries and different regions, we are all completely different. Our customers want to know that we recognize this and honour those differences both internally and externally.”

Creating resilient global mobility supply chains

The HRSI D&I Certification is a game-changer for forward-thinking organisations that want to show they are committed to the highest levels of D&I, according to Dr Amy Dufrane, CEO of HRCI, the parent company of HRSI.“We celebrate Silk Relo and Asian Tigers Singapore being the first companies to earn HRSI D&I Certification! These leading international companies recognise that their employees, future employees, customers, vendors and external stakeholders would want to be associated with a relocation services company that is dedicated to D&I,” Dr Dufrane said.“Earning an HRSI organisational certification allows companies to ensure that their HR activities are aligned with business goals using consensus-based, international HR standards. Now Silk Relo and Asian Tigers Singapore can display the HRSI 30415:2021 badge and seal of excellence to show their stakeholders that they are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in D&I.”

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