The Company recognizes the importance of rights, liberty and equality that every human being deserves equally, which is the fundamental rights to be a human being without discriminations caused from the difference such as genders, races, religions or skin colors. The operation that considers human rights is therefore a part of the sustainability to society. The Company has supported and adhered to both national and international human rights principles including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
To respect human rights and implement it throughout the organization and be communicated covering joint venture and supply chains, the Company has announced Human Rights Policy which covers the Company’s operation and stakeholders through the supply chain such as suppliers, business partner, etc. The approaches are as follows:
- Respect human rights in accordance with national and international human rights principles and standards
- Develop operational controller to ensure that all employees and stakeholders are entitled to a fair treatment such as recruiting employees from their qualification and experience without limiting other unrelated qualifications, providing a fair performance evaluation system, providing fair welfares and benefits for all employees, etc.
- Comply with local laws, regulation and traditions in regards to child labor, compulsory labor and migrant labor
- Engage with local community including indigenous people to understand the social, culture, environment and economics in order to prevent any negative impacts that may be contributed from our activities
- Strive to regularly conduct human right due diligence including grievance mechanism to identify, prevent and mitigation for adverse human rights impacts
- Develop effective communication channel for all employees, communities and stakeholders to acknowledge on human rights and to raise their concerns
- Develop operational mechanism to ensure that our business or activities are not involved with any human rights violation such as providing clear standard and communicating to employees, performing internal quality assurance review, studying social baseline at the beginning stage, etc.
Key Activities and Projects
The Company has no policy to hire child and forced labors. As a result, the minimum age of hiring employees is complied with that of stated clearly in the labor laws of each country. To prevent risks relating to child labor employment, the transparent employee’s selection procedures have been established while the employment contracts have been made every time when hiring new employees.
BPP has attached top priority to human rights and conducted a comprehensive human rights due diligence self-assessment in order to determine which human rights issues may pose a risk to the organization. The assessments covered the thermal power business in China and solar power business in China and Japan. The six key human rights risks include employment, occupational health and safety, customers and products, communities, securities, contractors and supply chains. The company has also taken into account both internal and external stakeholders such as employees, business partners, customers, contractors and communities, as well as vulnerable groups
From the assessment, it was found that BPP has no risks related to all six human rights issues due to its human rights prevention and avoidance in violating civil-liberties when operating businesses, by adhering to the principles of liberty and rights, equalities and human dignities without discriminations based on genders, races, religions or skin colors. During the past three year, BPP has carried out human rights activities such as:
- Human rights policy announcement
- Setting up targets to assess human rights risks by the year
- Proportion of businesses assessed in terms of human rights equivalent to 100%.
- Proportion of businesses with high human rights risks must have a risk management plan equals to 100%.
- No significant complaints related to human rights
- All complaints related to human rights must be resolved through dispute resolution mechanisms.
- Co-operating with Banpu Group to assess human rights risks in the businesses in which BPP has a full direct management control, accountable for 100%, namely the three CHP plants in China, Bangkok Office and Beijing Office. The assessment found that there are no business units having a high human rights risk.
- Conducting the human rights risk assessment covering some businesses BPP has invested in, namely the renewable energy production business and energy technology in Banpu NEXT and HPC Power Plant.
Human Rights Policy
Banpu Group’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy