EGAT Deputy Governor – Corporate Social Affairs received Outstanding Sustainability Report Award 2017 which made EGAT win this award for 4 consecutive years. The awards has shown EGAT’s operation with concern on stakeholders and environment for sustainable development.
On December 14, 2017 Mr. Seubphong Buranasirin, Deputy Governor – Corporate Social Affairs represented EGAT to receive Outstanding Sustainability Report Award 2017 from Mrs. Oranuch Apisaksirikul, Chairperson of Thai Listed Companies Association (TLCA) in CSR Club Conference 2017 organized by CSR Club of TLCA, Securities and Exchange Commission and Thaipat Institute at Building B, Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Mrs. Oranuch Apisaksirikul, Chairperson of TLCA said that a contest of sustainability reports was introduced since 2013 from the realization that various businesses give an importance on environment, society, and corporate governance, while investors want the information for their investment decision. From supporting companies to be aware of importance of the report, there are more companies submitting their reports for the contest, and in this year, the total of 42 companies submitted their sustainability reports.
Mr. Rapee Sucharitakul, Secretary-General, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Thailand said that this contest promoted the companies to operate the businesses with corporate social responsibility and disclose the company performance, which complies with the Government’s policy to cooperate with other 193 countries in driving towards United Nations’ sustainable development. SEC has continuously supported this contest with the confidence that the award winners will be the models for other companies to be more aware of corporate governance.
Mr. Seubphong Buranasirin, Deputy Governor – Corporate Social Affairs said that EGAT has made sustainability report in accordance with international standard since 2009 and been awarded for 4 consecutive years since 2014. Nowadays government and private sectors set the target of sustainability with 3 aspects namely economics, society, and environment. EGAT has also operated the businesses with the concern on these three aspects which cover corporate governance, good management, transparency, law, human rights, labors principle, environmental care, public participation, and consumer care. The good management of the organization is reported to the public via the sustainability report, which helps create the trust among public. EGAT is really proud to win the award for 4 consecutive years.
Sustainability report is developed to disclose information on operational strategies, governance, management, and corporate social responsibility with sustainable development as the target. EGAT has made sustainability report since 2009, and EGAT’s sustainability report at the present is in G4 Comprehensive with the third party being involved in evaluation. In the next report, improvement to be GRI Standard will be managed.