Axiata Sustainability

Advancing Our People & Communities

Employee Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Advancing Our People & Communities

Employee Health, Safety & Wellbeing

The evolving landscape of work underscores the need for companies to establish environments that are conducive to the mental and physical wellbeing of their employees.

As our people are central to our operations, we strive to provide a safe work environment and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees and stakeholders. At the same time, we remain strictly compliant to all relevant local laws and regulations on health and safety, with our approach in this area governed by each OpCo’s respective occupational health and safety policies and management system.


Going forward, we will continue to focus on improving employee health, safety and wellbeing, providing care to our people while managing and monitoring our health and safety indicators to ensure that appropriate action is taken to address pressing needs.

Embedding Safety Within Our Operations

By implementing Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) systems and monitoring processes within our operations, we aim to embed employee safety as a natural consideration in everything we do. In addition, we provide our employees with regular training programmes to update them on the latest regulations and practices across key safety-related topics.

Employees who work high-risk jobs – such as those that require working at height or on-site, as well as emergency response roles – are required to attend refresher courses, where they are availed of purpose-specific knowledge and practices to maximise their safety. Meanwhile, site supervisors are required to complete Competency Programme sessions to ensure they comply with changing safety standards and regulations.

As of end 2023, XL Axiata, Link Net and EDOTCO (covering their operations in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, the Philippines and Myanmar) have attained the ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) certification.

Read more about our OpCos’ occupational health and safety initiatives by downloading our Sustainability and National Contribution Report 2023.

Putting Employee Wellbeing First

We recognise the importance of ensuring physical and mental health and wellness across our workforce. 

Our OpCos’ Employee Wellness Highlights

Availed employees of health consultations provided by a certified psychologist to promote mental wellbeing

Encouraged physical fitness through their Corporate Cultural Programme and launched a Vitamin Benefit initiative through which purchases of vitamins are reimbursed by the company

Launched a digitalised and gamified mental wellbeing programme that rewards employees who take positive steps in lifestyle habits and connects employees to 24/7 professional support

Organises a Health & Wellness Month each year to encourage positive practices amongst its employees, with activities held during the month in 2023 including a workforce-wide fitness challenge and the dissemination of resources on themes covering work-life balance, ergonomics and posture, emotional wellbeing and more

For details on the initiatives implemented at Group and OpCo level to promote employee wellness, please download our Sustainability and National Contribution Report 2023.

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A Purposeful Mission

Ultimately, our initiatives contribute to our corporate vision, purpose and values, delivering on our responsibilities as a regional telecommunications and digital leader.

Our vision

To be The Next Generation Digital Champion

Our purpose

Advancing Asia


Uncompromising Integrity & Exceptional Performance