Report of the Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee
The Board of Directors strongly believes in conducting business according to business ethics and good corporate governance principles and alongside with corporate social responsibility (CSR) to be embedded as part of the organization culture. This is carried by integrating with the Company's vision, mission, strategy, and goal to support efficient and transparent management in order to gain confidence from shareholders, investors and all stakeholders resulting in value added and sustainable growth of the Company.
The Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee still adhered to and seriously developed its policy on corporate governance on a continued basis, thus several awards received from various organizations could be summarized as follows:
- For evaluation of corporate governance reports of Thai listed companies by the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD), the Company was rated "Very Good" in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010, (in 2007, there was no survey on corporate governance of listed companies) and "Excellent (5 Stars)" for five consecutive years, since 2011 to 2015.
- For the evaluation of AGM checklist quality by the Thai Investors Association, the Company was rated "Very Good" in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015 and "Very Good: Should be a Role Model," in 2009, 2012, and 2014 (scoring fully 100 points).
- Assessment of the progress of Ant-Corruption development of Listed Companies by Thaipat Institute for 2014 and 2015 that the Company was ranked in 3rd level (Established) which indicated the demonstration of policy, communication and training on policies and practices against corruption.
In 2015, the Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee reviewed and presented the Corporate Governance and Ethics Manual (6th revision) to the Board of Directors for approval. The main objective of this manual, which will be effective from January 1, 2016 onwards, is to comply with criteria of Corporate Governance Report of Thai Listed Companies (CGR).
The Company will still adhere to the policies on good corporate governance and ethics that the Company has formulated and support its improvement and development as well as continued and suitable disclosure of the results of corporate governance performance, reflecting the efficient, transparent, and ethical management and also promote the Company's corporate governance principles to be up-to-date and consistent with the changes that will raise the standards and practices of corporate governance of the Company.
(Mr. Krij Thomas)
Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee
February 26, 2016