In 2019, there were no Human Rights violations reported in ThaiBev. However, ThaiBev is aware that its business activities may be directly or indirectly linked to a violation of the Human Rights of stakeholders. ThaiBev is therefore seriously committed to reducing the risk and potential violations by consistently using ThaiBev’s Human Rights risk assessment mechanisms. In addition, the company has implemented additional mitigation measures to solve and reduce the likelihood of Human Rights violations that may result from ThaiBev’s business activities.
This program has been organized for the third year since its inception in 2017. In 2019, ThaiBev has identified three important Human Rights risks, which are:
The next process is to hold a meeting among all relevant parties to find root causes for collaborative solutions, track success, and further communicate to those involved.
Every ThaiBev employee is an important stakeholder
of the company and their Human Rights must be honored.
Therefore, all employees will be taken care of by
the Wellness Management Working Team and the
Welfare Committee. This allows employees to fully
demonstrate their potential under a suitable working
environment. In addition, paying attention to the
health of employees, both physical and mental,
helps make ThaiBev employees work happily.
The Employee Wellness Management Working Team is also an important channel for receiving complaints and learning about grievances from employees whose human rights have been violated.
ThaiBev has established the Supplier Code of Practice covering the Human Rights issues, which apply to all suppliers. In addition, ThaiBev has a process to identify the Human Rights risk of its suppliers, beginning from the selection of new suppliers to annual Human Rights risk assessment for active suppliers.
To serve as a communication channel with its suppliers,
the company has established an online portal for
buying and selling products, namely the Supplier Life Cycle Management (SLCM) system (http://www.paninter.com). The system requires all new
suppliers to comply with the Supplier Code of Practice
and undertake risk assessments, including Human Rights,
before registering as a company supplier. ThaiBev also
has a Procurement Service Center that receives complaints,
and tracks and solves problems related to procurement,
including coverage of Human Rights issues as well.
All of these mechanisms are used to regularly monitor the suppliers’ procurement processes and operations to ensure they meet the company’s human rights requirements and policies.