In 2020, ThaiBev and its partners from various networks, together with TSCN, organized the Thailand Sustainability Expo (TSX) 2020 under the concept of “Sufficiency for Sustainability”
by applying His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s (Rama IX) Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and the first Royal Command of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X): “I shall continue, preserve, and build upon the royal legacy and shall reign with righteousness for the benefit of the people forever.”
TSX used this as guidance, in order for stakeholders to recognize the significance of sustainable development.
Additionally, ThaiBev worked with TSCN to organize the TSCN Business Partner Conference 2020, as part of TSX, joint by a network of stakeholders. The conference was honored by the presence of executives from Thailand’s leading organizations on sustainable development, including Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, and Thai Union Group Public Company Limited, who have shared their visions and success factors as global leaders in sustainability.
Furthermore, experts on sustainability from different industries also shared their experience and knowledge under the concept of “Creating and Sharing the Values of Growth for a Sustainable Future”
in order to encourage business sector to take actions and align their goals with the UN SDGs. TSCN platform, an online business community, was also launched to allow business partners across all industries to be part of TSCN, creating business connection through demand and supply matching. It also acted as shared knowledge center for sustainable business practices and strengthen the Thai business sector.
In this occasion, ThaiBev has presented ThaiBev Business Partner Award to incentivize and recognize suppliers with outstanding performance. This also provided suppliers with the opportunities to expand their business to other TSCN members. And is now in its fourth year, with the goal to support business partners’ capacity development, stimulate business competition, and drive innovations in the industrial sector. Business partners who receive the awards possess standards of excellence and are considered role models for having sustainable business practices. The awards consist of 3 tiers, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In 2020, ThaiBev added sustainability criteria by specifying that all suppliers must develop Supplier Code of Conduct and enforce the compliance with the policy on their own suppliers.