Socomec energises Singapore with a powerful UPS training course
Published 4 January 2021
Socomec, an industrial specialist in low voltage electrical networks, are committed to training the next generation of talents with an electrifying course on uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in Singapore.
The course is part of Socomec’s wider Corporate Social Responsibility to give back to Singapore society, which has provided them with a conducive environment to enable businesses to thrive in the emerging economic bloc.
“We believe paying it forward is important, and one of the meaningful ways is to nurture the next generation of talents to continue this stream of skilled resources which underpins the very existence of this favourable environment,” said Andy Ng, General Manager of Singapore, Socomec.
The training course, in partnership with an educational institution in Singapore, is designed to cover three elements of understanding of why UPS systems are required and its importance in keeping an effective maintenance regime to reduce downtime, which is crucial for facilities like data centers.
First, the customised course focuses on theory and design, followed by operations, and finally hands-on experience with an opportunity to touch and feel a real UPS. Trainees are given an opportunity to understand the subject matter in greater depth, enabling them to make an objective-specific decision for their careers.
Overall, the training course is intended to enable employment, upskill and equip the future workforce with a strong and competitive skill set to sustain the widely talked about UPS industry and bring benefits across the value chain.
“Education builds knowledge, and knowledge develops skills and capabilities in people which translate into higher employability for them. This could unexpectedly bring to light hidden talents and capabilities which can positively contribute to the industry,” said Andy.
While Socomec does not expect anything in return, as the training does not guarantee surety of employment, the training gives back to society by providing a formative challenge for Socomec’s trainees, business partners and distributors.
“We received feedback that the course has helped to sell our product better, which is a testament to the efficacy of our training. We will continue to invest effort to ensure our training is relevant and current to the market evolution,” added Andy.
On top of the training course, Socomec also implements an ambitious internal training policy and a motivating approach to skills management for its staff.
“We are open to employ non-experienced individuals and will invest effort to train them on-the-job. For any shortcomings of our employees, we do not penalise. We take every bad experience as a learning experience to train our employees, so that they learn from it and become better,” said Andy.
This corresponds with Socomec’s credo of being socially responsible by taking care of the industry and its people.
Committing to a better world
As part of Socomec’s Corporate Social Responsibility, they have commitments to bettering the economy, their staff, the wider community, and the environment.
“We operate in a world intricately interlaced, having formal Corporate Social Responsibility guides corporations to run responsibly. Our CSR is contributive, collective, cohesive, and naturally requires an ethos that we believe in, which enables us to continue giving without expectations of returns,” said Andy.
Socomec achieves its economic commitments by optimising growth through a medium to long-term approach to decide their strategy and a growth model that favours profitability and use of equity capital.
The independent group also has an ambitious quality policy to ensure customer satisfaction by focusing customers’ power performance, building powerful partnerships, investing in new technological knowhow and fostering innovation at all levels of Socomec.
“The development of our Group is inextricably linked to ensuring that our customers are satisfied with our expert solutions … That is why the Senior Management is committed to investing the necessary resources to deliver this high level of quality, to ensure that it is respected and to guarantee that it is sustained in the long term,” said Ivan Steyert, the Chairman and CEO of Socomec.
With more eyes on environmentally-friendly solutions than ever before, particularly in the data center industry, Socomec produces their products ethically and responsibly, which provides a direct positive influence on the supply chain and enables other organisations to meet their CSR.
To meet this aim, Socomec is a member of the United Nations’ Global Compact initiative and implements eco-design and hazardous substances policy as well as a sustainable purchasing charter to reduce their environmental impact by developing innovative solutions geared towards energy performance and diversifying its offering in renewable energy.
Socomec is transparent about the responsible suppliers they buy from and its carbon footprint, which stood at 87,000 CO2 equivalent in France in 2016.
As a result, Socomec was recognised by EcoVadis as a Gold-level supplier in 2019 for its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, placing them in the top 1% of rated suppliers in its category, as well as in the ranking of all the companies overall.
Therefore, with its mid to long-term vision, reinforced by its culture and values, Socomec looks forward to the future to create lasting value that assures sustainable growth whilst respecting people, society and the environment.