Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) received an outstanding award for being a role model on good human rights practices throughout supply chain from the Human Rights Award 2021.
The award ceremony was organized by the Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Thailand’s Ministry of Justice, to recognise government and private organisations, including non-profit organizations (NGOs),nationwide with best practices and performance on human rights.
Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin, who presided over an award ceremony, congratulated all award winners and participants, and encouraged the organizations to continue to drive human rights impacts for sustainable growth of the organizations, society and the country.
CP Foods’ CEO, Prasit Boondoungprasert, said the company has integrated human rights considerations into every decision and action. CP Foods, therefore, places importance upon the well-being of all stakeholders. As a result, a large number of efforts have been made to ensure that all of them are treated equally, fairly and without any discrimination. These efforts have been audited and evaluated internally and by the third-party agencies.
He added that the company also shares “best practices” to business partners and farmers to raise the standard of human rights practices across the supply chain.
“At CP Foods, employees are heroes. We are a leading food producer that contributes to food security for the country. Our employees play an important role in making this happen. They are working hard and bravely to produce sufficient foods for all people,” Mr. Prasit said, “Hence, the company has a duty to provide safe and stable working environment for them in the pandemic,”
The Human Right Awards has been held annually for three consecutive years to give recognitions for the public sector, state enterprises, the private sector and non-profit organizations (NGOs) that are the role models on good labor management. The award criteria are based on The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.