Challenges (GRI 103-1)

Human rights are an issue of concern across the globe, and many countries have introduced trade instruments to prevent or minimize violations of human rights in the supply chain of private businesses. Recognizing that every individual is entitled to human rights, CKPower operates its business with respect for human rights across the value chain and strives to prevent violations against the rights of its stakeholders and any relevant vulnerable parties, which in turn serves to reduce reputational risks and potential impact on the financial standing of the Company as well as helps to elevate the Thailand’s human rights practices to internationally accepted standards.
Execution (GRI 103-2)

CKPower has established a human rights policy to declare its intent to uphold human rights in its business operations in accordance with the United Nations Framework and Guiding Principles on across the value chain, encompassing CKPower and its subsidiaries, suppliers, related businesses (such as joint ventures), rights holders, and vulnerable groups.

In addition, CKPower’s business operations are in compliance with the National Action Plan on Business and Human Right (NAP Implementation).​

CKPower has provided dedicated communication and complaint channels for human rights violations or impact against rights holders and vulnerable groups as well as put in place suitable and fair measures for mitigation, rectification, and remediation.

Targets

CKPower has formulated strategies to establish the direction of its corporate sustainability operations. Human rights constitute a vital issue for driving corporate sustainability and for striving towards becoming an organization that serves as a model of human rights, both directly through its business activities and indirectly through its promotion of business practices that recognize, protect, and respect human rights among its suppliers. In addition, CKPower set targets to measure its success with regard to human rights.

Human Rights Due Diligence

In 2021, CKPower carried out human rights due diligence, consisting of five main steps:

The human rights due diligence applies to all business sites of CKPower across the value chain and is conducted to establish guidelines for the effective management of operational areas where risks are present. The guidelines specify measures for preventing or mitigating impacts of human rights risks on CKPower’s business operations across the value chain and identify relevant human rights risks as well as prescribe the assessment of impact on risk groups or vulnerable groups, such as children, ethnic groups, and foreign labors and the assessment of impact likelihood. The criteria for human right risks assessment comprise two factors, namely likelihood and impact, encompassing eight human rights topics.

Topic Rights holders
Employees Suppliers Customers Communities
CKPower Working Conditions    
CKPower Health & safety
CKPower Discrimination and Harassment    
Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining      
Illegal Forms of Labor including Human Trafficking, Forced Labor, Child Labor      
Health and Safety      
Standards of Living  
Land Acquisition and Forced Re-settlement      
Data Privacy    
Security Management

The human rights risk assessment in 2021 revealed an area of high risk, which was health and safety. The other risk issues were at low to moderate levels and could be managed with CKPower’s existing operational guidelines.

As for the residual risks following the formulation of prevention and mitigation guidelines to address the high level of health and safety risk, CKPower has established risk reduction and control measures to control potential impacts both in terms of the likelihood and severity, including the addition of occupational health and safety procedures and the provision of health services to employees. In addition, CKPower is actively monitoring the effectiveness of such measures to ensure that its human rights management can effectively control impacts across the value chain.

Human Rights Risk Assessment

CKPower has assigned its human resources department to be responsible for human rights-related activities and to carry out human rights risk assessments at significant locations of operation or power plants of CKPower or its subsidiaries with over 100 employees. The process begins with the identification of human rights risk control measures, internal and external risk groups, and potential risk issues for the locations of operations. Risk assessments are then performed to formulate additional preventive measures. CKPower has planned to conduct human rights risk assessments every three years and review relevant human right risks across the value chain every year to ensure the effectiveness and currency of its mitigation, rectification, and remediation measures.

Human Rights Awareness Projects and Activities
New Employee Orientation

Since 2019, CKPower has added content on human rights and the human rights policy 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. The Company has 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.

Labor Practices

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, CKPower 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.

Human Rights Due Diligence

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Human Rights Policy

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