Human Rights

People are treated equally in our owned operations, suppliers, and customers

ThaiBev is committed to respecting international Human Rights principles and international labor standards. This policy applies to all levels of employees within its direct operations and throughout all business lines. ThaiBev has similar expectations regarding human right practices from its stakeholders.

Human Rights Due Diligence Process

Context research to identify potential human rights issues in Thailand and in food & beverage industry followed by workshop involving representatives from those 4 areas of the business activity.
• Conduct an initial human rights risk self-assessment across the company’s four areas of business in Thailand
• Identify potential salient human rights issues

• Prioritize the most salient human rights issues,
• Identify and assess the level of risk to ThaiBev and potential impacts to people associated with each issue (two key criteria used for prioritization : connection with company, and severity of the impact on people, using the Arc of Human Rights Priorities developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights.)
• Identify controls and actions responding to the most salient human rights issues.

• Ensuring key controls and actions identified in the assessment are implemented effectively
• Roll out across all operations and activities
• Develop processes and tools for the ongoing identification, monitoring and reporting of human rights risks and impacts (for example, grievance mechanisms, site-based audit and self-assessment checklists, contractor and supplier management mechanisms, and reporting tools)

• Implement processes on an ongoing basis throughout the business
• Collection of more detailed information on potential and actual risks as well as impacts.


ThaiBev Human Rights Risk Self Assessment Tool

This Human Rights Risk Self-Assessment (HRRSA) Tool is designed to enable ThaiBev’s operations in Thailand to adequately consider the human rights risks that may be relevant to site activities, and to do so in a consistent manner across all operations.

Human Rights Capacity Building & Cross-Functional Site Engagement

HRRSA Process Phase

Human Rights Issue Identification

Human Rights Issue Prioritisation

Risk and Control Identification

HRRSA Process Output

List of Human Rights Issues

Prioritised Human Rights

Human Rights Risk and Control Register

 

 


Human Rights Issues 4 groups have been assessed

Production

ThaiBev production department operates at over 30 sites across Thailand, a thorough Human Rights assessment was performed to identify the following issues of priority from finished goods production.

Workplace health and safety

Relevant Rights holders: Employee
Issue: High injury rate in plants
Mitigation: Bring machine to automate manual processes in plants.

 

Community well-being/Environment

Relevant Rights holders: Local communities
Issue: Strong unique smell surrounding distilleries
Mitigation: Expand wastewater management system for example Biogas system to all plant, Improve machine efficiency to reduce pollution

Procurement & Sourcing

ThaiBev procurement & sourcing department works with 1000s of suppliers to source the raw materials, equipment, and services for ThaiBev operations, a thorough Human Rights assessment was performed to identify the following issues of priority from procurement & sourcing.

Workplace health and safety

Relevant Rights holders: Contractors
Issue: Gaps in working environment standard for contractors’ well beings
Mitigation: Corrective action request (CAR) is submitted to the identified high-risk Tier 1 suppliers and contractors in order for them to develop and implement risk mitigation measures.

Distribution

ThaiBev distribution department links suppliers to production, and production to consumers all over the world, a thorough Human Rights assessment was performed to identify the following issues of priority from distribution.

Child labour

Relevant Rights holders: Distributors
Issue: Workers under 15 years-old used by distributors to sell alcoholic products
Mitigation: Communicate and provide training to distributors

 

Community well-being

Relevant Rights holders: Local Communities
Issue: Safety in traffic behavior
Mitigation: Transportation Order Management System (TOMS) Mobile is implemented within ThaiBev to enhance the efficiency of transportation.
The application can track the vehicles speed, if the speed is over limitation will alert to notify drivers to reduce speed resulting in safer driving condition of drivers and also other road users.

Sales & marketing

ThaiBev sales and marketing department works to maximize the reach of ThaiBev products and convey the quality of these products to customers and consumers, a thorough Human Rights assessment was performed to identify the issues of priority from sales & marketing.

Product stewardship

Relevant Rights holders: Children
Issue: Alcohol sales to under aged by local shop
Mitigation: Continuously campaign activities on regular basis

 

The next stage of this process will involve ensuring key controls and actions identified in the assessment are implemented effectively and rolled out across all operations and activities as well as developing processes and tools for the ongoing identification, monitoring and reporting of human rights risks and impacts (for example, grievance mechanisms, site-based audit and self-assessment checklists, contractor and supplier management mechanisms, and reporting tools). This process will be implemented on an ongoing basis throughout the business, and ThaiBev intends to continue to evolve the human rights risk assessment process through the collection of more detailed information on potential and actual risks as well as impacts.

 

 

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