We recognise and value difference and diversity in concepts, skills and experiences of employees as we believe such diversity can reinforce their capabilities in driving the Company sustainably. We have set out policies and practices that promote diversity within the organization. These include the Diversity and Inclusion Policy, the Employment and Labor Management Policy, and the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. Our aims are to prevent and protect employees at all levels - in the zero-tolerance approach - from discrimination due to race, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, family origin, belief, religion, social status, gender, age, physical stature, disability, political thoughts and marital status, and to prevent all forms of harassment and threats. Their implementation applies to and across the Company’s domestic and overseas operations. In addition, as we integrate Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs) into our sustainability strategy and targets, we put particular focus on gender equality with an aim to generally empower women within our organisation. For instance, over the year 2020, our female workers at the Non-Management Level were entitled to an average higher remuneration than their male colleagues, specifically at a ratio of 1.1:1. Their fair representation shall be further promoted in order that male and female workforce parity be reached by the Year 2030.
Thus, for the benefits of both the business and employees, we promote compliance with our policies and practices by adhering to the following principles below:
- leaders must be open to others’ opinions;
- employees are encouraged to express their constructive ideas;
- working atmospheres and mutual respects for co-existence are enhanced on the basis of difference; and
- principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities are adhered to, and appropriate performance appreciation of employees is practiced.
We also have a policy to encourage every employee to participate in the Welfare Committee. The Committee comprises employee representatives from all levels and business functions to provide them opportunities to suggest the Company on how to improve in terms of welfare, working conditions, complaints, and improper labor management. The Welfare Committee receives feedback and considers many suggestions to improve the organization. In 2020, 74% of all our employees in Thailand operations had already benefited from the improvement as suggested by the Company representatives. Additionally, the Company also supports activities and facilitates foreign workers on language issues, such as, announcement in their languages and provision of on-site interpreters.