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 2018, we contributed 7,239,084 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.
2018 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.||4,392,577|
|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.||2,407,654|
|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/2016/eng/index.aspx for more information||202,286|
CPF has collabourated 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.
Sustainable maize: currently, Thailand does not have a standard for Sustainable Maize Production. In Thailand, maize production is often associated with air pollution (from burning the maize farm after cultivation) and fluctuating costs. Driving such a standard will help bring more sustainability to the environment, maize farmers, and feed producers who use maize as a raw material. The standard covers topics such as food safety, environmental footprint reduction, human rights, impact on society, and fair trade. The ultimate goal is for business fairness and win-win partnership. One way that we support the issue is through being a member of the Thai Feed Mill Association. The main objectives of the Association are to promote the good quality of animal feeds including through research and development, to gather ideas and comments related to animal feeds from the members, and to collabourate with the Thai government to promote good standards of animal feed production in line with the country’s policies. One of the engagement methods we have with the Association is meetings. Since the beginning of the standard development through 2018, the Company has supported approximately 500,000 Baht.
Sustainable fishery: the crises of fisheries worldwide have prompted many parties to realize the importance of collectively looking after marine life, especially in non-territorial seawaters. This trend of consciousness has been raised among consumers, under the principle of engaging in responsible fishing practices. Moreover, some countries have implemented measures to regulate the responsible management of fisheries among their citizens. Some have enacted trade regulations for imported goods /or inspected goods that have been derived from Non-IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) Fishing, such as European Union. The Thai Sustainable Fishery Roundtable (TSFR) was therefore established as a joint committee between the public and private sectors to tackle this issue. The purpose of the TSFR is to determine, study and proceed with creating the fishing standards for Thai fishery industry. TSFR has to develop the Fishery Improvement Plan (FIP) for trawl fishery area in Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand as the key raw material sources. For Andaman Sea, TSFR assesses the situation of Thai fisheries by comparing with international standards (Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard Version 2), analyzes the gap of the situation; derives the action plan using the result and implements to develop into international standards. In the Gulf of Thailand, the Global Standard for the Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) Version 2, which is the latest version of the IFFO RS, has been applied in the assessment for the first time in the world. In addition to supporting and collabourating with the TSFR through the Thai Feed Mill Association, we have been in active collabouration with the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil (IFFO) to develop the assessment criteria in line with mixed trawl fisheries, which are unique in the South East Asian region and challenging to manage. The reason is that no current sustainable fishery standards are applicable to such fishery practices. This will leverage the region’s fishery practices to meet with international standards. We have engaged with the initiative through various kinds of engagement such as coordinating, organizing workshops and meetings, and developing plans. Besides participation as key persons in the working group since the beginning of the Project, in 2018 the Company has supported approximately 200,000 Baht.