LEE KUM KEE AT A GLANCE
Lee Kum Kee was established in 1888 when its founder Mr. Lee Kum Sheung invented oyster sauce in Nanshui, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province of China. With a glorious history of over 130 years, Lee Kum Kee has become an international household name as well as a symbol of quality and trust.
With the vision of “Where there are people there is Lee Kum Kee” and the mission of “Promoting Chinese Culinary Culture Worldwide”, Lee Kum Kee provides over 200 choices of sauces and condiments to over 100 countries and regions worldwide.
Our six core values – “Pragmatism”, “Integrity”, “Constant Entrepreneurship”, “Si Li Ji Ren” (Considering Others’ Interests), “Benefitting the Community” and “Sharing Fruits of Success” – laid a solid foundation for sustainable business operation. Substantiating these core values, Lee Kum Kee continues to grow together with all of our stakeholders including employees, business partners, customers and consumers.
“Quality Never Compromised” is the cornerstone of Lee Kum Kee’s success. Lee Kum Kee is adamant about the quality management philosophy of “100- 1=0”, which tolerates no error throughout the whole manufacturing process. To ensure product quality and safety, Lee Kum Kee stringently applies its quality management philosophy to every detail – from the procurement of raw materials, research and development, production, logistics, to sales and marketing. Our production bases have been certified by external recognised bodies to a wide variety of standards for enhancement in food safety and quality, environmental management as well as dietary preference of consumers.
As the preferred sauce of Michelin-starred chefs and home cooks around the globe, only the very best of the best ingredients are accepted. We believe that “Taste is in the Details” because the finer details – a simple, flavourful sauce could be the secret behind any delightful meal. At Lee Kum Kee, we never compromise on quality from farm to fork in order to bring out the best in cooking, and help our consumer to serve up a sumptuous meal every time.
WORKING FOR LEE KUM KEE IN MALAYSIA
Lee Kum Kee in Malaysia was established in 1997 with the manufacturing site and office located at Shah Alam. We are an ISO22000:2015, ISO9001:2015, HACCP, GMP and Halal certified company. Lee Kum Kee Malaysia is the headquarters of the South Asia region, making it a culturally diverse organisation with more than 180 employees from over 8 different countries.
Lee Kum Kee Malaysia is an interesting and fun place, where people enjoy to socialise inside and outside of work. The Company strives hard to cultivate a caring workplace that fully engages our employees by promoting the “Tri- Balance” concept in respect of health, family and career.
Lee Kum Kee firmly believes in bringing out the full potential of each employee and help them build their careers. We believe in supporting our employees by learning and growing together. We provide employees with comprehensive learning and development opportunities. We have in place a career and competence-based supervisory and management development system for our employees while providing functional-related training opportunities. This continuous learning culture helps our employees to take ownership of their learning and be proactive in their personal development – either in their career or personal life.
We look for people who are eager to grow to their full potential while delivering value to our customers, consumers and society in general. Selected employees are invited to participate in the Company’s Corporate Culture Journey, a specially designed programme for employees to further understand the Company’s corporate culture through practical experience.
CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY
Lee Kum Kee is committed to offering continued support for community interests. In pursuit of our mission of “Promoting Chinese Culinary Culture Worldwide”, we help aspiring youths to be trained as chefs through the “Hope as Chef” programme in Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysia Selangor and Federal Territory Ku Su Shin Choong Hung Restaurant Association (KUSU).
Our employees are encouraged to give back to the local community and volunteer at charity organisations. The Lee Kum Kee Volunteer Team in Malaysia launched “Panda Go to School” programme in 2018 to teach primary school students about healthy diet and the importance of exercise. The programme has a noble vision of teaching younger generation the importance of keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. The Company also partnered with non-profit organisations in tree planting and stream restoration projects in driving greater awareness and respect for the environment and to drive Lee Kum Kee’s core value of “Benefitting the Community”. The Company has launched the “Global Volunteer Team Award”, recognising the contribution of employees around the globe to corporate social responsibility.
“We are delighted that our efforts in providing a conducive work environment for our employees have been recognised with this award. This is a good encouragement for what we have done for our employees. We will continue to champion our people strategy that giving our employees great experience which is strongly guided by our core value of ‘Si Li Ji Ren’ (Considering Others’ Interests).”
— Ms. Jeslyn Yooi, HR and Administration Director – South Asia.