Challenges (GRI 103-1)

Respecting human rights is fundamental to conducting business with good corporate governance. Constant oversight is needed to ensure equality and protect against the violation of human rights both within and beyond the organization.
Furthermore, human rights and good labor practices have been prioritized across the world through responsible business conduct under international human rights frameworks in order to sustainably promote good practices throughout the entire supply chain.
Execution (GRI 103-2)

The Company has established human rights policies that encompass guidelines regarding basic human rights in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, and promote equal treatment of all employees and stakeholders without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, creed, gender, color, language, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other factors in all areas where the Company and its subsidiaries operate. It also advocates for freedom and labor rights, safeguards against involvement in human rights violations through systematic personnel management, and gives priority to taking care of communities and society on the basis of safety and good quality of life.

Additionally, the Company has instituted strict hiring guidelines which are consistent with labor standards and labor laws for the Company and its subsidiaries under its personnel management policies and business code of conduct, covering human rights and other aspects as follows:

Personnel Management Policy
Projects or Activities to Instill Awareness of Human Rights, such as Seminars and Training (GRI 412-2)
New Employee Orientation 2020

Since 2019, CKPower has added content on human rights to its new employee orientation program in order to instill awareness among employees from their very first day at the company that CKPower places the utmost importance on compliance with international standards on human rights. In 2020, the Company conducted over 246 hours of training on this topic during orientation for a total of 82 incoming employees, or 100% of new hires in 2020 and 16.1% of all employees. The Company also improved its orientation program to include human rights training through VDO conference and undertaken an initiative to enable employees in all work areas to attend orientation via mobile application, the roll-out of which is scheduled for 2021.

Labor Practices (GRI 406-1) (GRI 407-1) (GRI 408-1) (GRI 409-1) (GRI 411-1)

Human resources are a major driving force that enables an organization to achieve its goals. As such, CKPower has continuously placed importance on human resource operations through a corporate human resource management approach that aims to treat all stakeholders equally with no discrimination based on gender, nationality, religion, language, social status, or any other status related to all stakeholders, as well as the use of forced labor or child labor, either for direct hires or throughout the entire supply chain. In addition, the Company has established a policy for fair and appropriate compensation based on the skills and performance of employees in addition to offering welfare and benefits which are competitive in comparison to other companies within the industry.

Beginning in 2019, CKPower has undertaken to appoint a labor welfare committee, responsible for making recommendations and presenting guidelines regarding the provision of benefits for employees to the labor welfare committee, as well as continuously monitoring the provision of employee benefits to ensure compliance with labor laws, all the way to acting as the channel through which employees can exercise their freedom to organize and voice their opinions, engage in dialogue, and make useful suggestions regarding the provision of benefits through channels designated by the Company and clearly publicized to all employees.

Aside from this, CKPower realizes the significance of human rights risks and has, thus, planned to established a human rights due diligence process in 2021 both within the organization and throughout the entire supply chain.