CPF believes that its participation in regulatory advocacy contributes to sustainability advancement in agro-industry and food industry in ways that enhance Thailand’s competitive edge in international market. It is one of our responsibilities to the society and the countries in which we operate to assist more informed decision-making on the development of policies, laws, and regulations. It is also a way to promote sustainable development. We regularly participate as an individual company and through industry associations and trade associations, such as Thai Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Thai Industries, and contribute in forms of membership fee and other activities. In 2019, we contributed 7,320,838 Baht to those organizations, in the forms of membership fee.
CPF is neutral in terms of politics. We have a clear procedure specifically on political contribution. The Company can give support, whether in the form of money or assets to certain political parties but such actions need to be transparent and not for the purpose that would violate the Anti-corruption Policy. In 2018, there was no contribution to support political campaign or to any political organization.
Contributions and other Spending
|Lobbying, interest representation or similar||0||0||0||0|
|Local, regional or national political campaigns / organizations / candidates||0||0||0||0|
|Trade associations or tax-exempt groups (e.g. think tanks)||6,751,189||8,394,725||7,239,084||7,320,838|
|Other (e.g. spending related to ballot measures or referendums)||0||0||0||0|
|Total contributions and other spending||6,751,189||8,394,725||7,239,084||7,320,838|
2019 Top three annual monetary contributions for membership fee to associations/institutions
|1||Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association||Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association was established in 1991 to act as a regulating and service agency for the large number of Thai chicken meat producers and exporters. All of the association's members are leading Thai producers and exporters with decades of proven track record in the chicken industry. Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association is well recognized as premium grade chicken product supplier to customers throughout the world, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Middle East Countries, EU countries, South Africa and others. Visit http://www.thaipoultry.org/?p=about&lang=EN for more information.||4,232,054|
|2||Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA)||Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) is a private non-profit organization. It was founded by a group of entrepreneurs, who have realized the importance of developing collabouration among livestock sectors in Thailand. Starting as a grouping, it was registered under the Trade Association Act, B.E. 2509 as Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) on December 25th, 1978. Its main objective is to assist members in solving problems affecting feed and livestock businesses. Visit http://www.thaifeedmill.com/ for more information.||2,255,217|
|3||Federation of Thai Industries||Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.) is the private sector administrative juristic person to serve as the core organization and also as the centre for all Thai industries in the kingdom. It is a non-profit organization with the main duties of promoting and supporting the industry focusing on both developing sustainable growth for all industrial operations in the country. Visit https://www.fti.or.th/ for more information||144,945|
CPF has collaborated with relevant associations/ institutions with the purpose to bring changes for the better society. As an agro-industrial and food conglomerate, we put high emphasis on development and promotion of sustainable production, by primarily focusing on sustainable maize and sustainable fishery, which are directly linked to our core business.
Practical guidelines and training tools about labor for responsible poultry supply chain:
Based on the labour laws of Thailand primarily the Labour Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019), CPF, a member of the Thai Broilers Processing Exporters Association, has a leading role in developing Good Labour Practices Guidelines (GLP) for hatchery and poultry farming. In order to drive the poultry business to be sustainable throughout the supply chain, we further collaborate with International Labour Organization (ILO) for “Responsible Supply Chains in Asia” partnership project. Key outputs from the project are practical guidelines and training tools on human rights issues, including child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and human trafficking for the entire poultry supply chain. These are in line with the international standards and policy frameworks e.g. ILO MNE Declaration, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). It is expected that the guidelines and tools are widely used and to be legally requirements for national poultry industry in the future. Moreover, to promote the policy advocacy, the project facilitates a policy dialogue with policy makers from the Ministry of Labour and other relevant ministries. During the project, all relevant stakeholders including buyers, government, relevant NGOs and most importantly, workers have been involved to share their knowledge experiences and perspectives on labour issues. Besides participating as lead member in the working group, from the beginning of the project till year 2019, the Company financially supported approximately 100,000 Baht.
IFFO Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) or MarinTrust:
CPF does not own a fishing vessel and is not fishmeal producer. However, we want to ensure that our fishmeal, one of our raw materials, come from sustainable sources. Our main fishmeal source is in the Southeast Asia region that has a variety of aquatic animals and mixed trawl fisheries which are not only more complex and difficult to manage than single-species fisheries but also there is no sustainable fishery standard that is fitting for. CPF, therefore, as a member of Thai Feed Mill Association and one of founders of Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) comprising eight associations from upstream to downstream of fishery industry, has developed the Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP) on trawl fisheries along the coasts of Gulf of Thailand and Andaman sea. Actively collaboration with MarinTrust, the FIP in Gulf of Thailand is a pilot project to develop assessment guidelines for mixed trawl fisheries management that is the first ever sustainable fishery standard in the world and applicable to the Southeast Asian region. The launching of the standard will allow CPF and other feed production companies to source fishmeal sustainably. Moreover, the standard is potentially used as references for setting Thai fishing policy in the future. From the beginning of the project till year 2019, the Company has supported approximately 180,000 Baht.