Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) received the second runner-up award in the Gender-Inclusive Workplace category from the “UN Women 2022 Thailand WEPs Awards”. The award, hosted by UN Women, demonstrates the company’s outstanding efforts to advance gender equality throughout the organization.
Pimonrat Reephattanavijitkul, Chief People Officer at CP Foods, said the award recognizes a company’s commitment to promote organizational diversity and inclusion at workplace. CP Foods has the policy to synergize the work force and bring together people with different gender, generation, culture, backgrounds, experience, perspective, and practices, giving them an equal opportunity to lead the organization towards sustainable growth.
“CP Foods is very proud to receive this prestigious award as it reflects the success of the company in driving change in gender equality and women empowerment,” she said, adding that CP Foods believes that differences will create value and be a key driving force that enables the organization to be a truly inclusive workplace and achieve its goal of being the “Kitchen of the World”. The gender-inclusive business model is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The company has made significant progress to promote diversity and inclusion within the organization in recent years such as offering equal career advancement opportunity, flexible welfare improvements based on employee diversity background, developing a new generation of leaders, setting up a mom room in the operations nationwide, establishing employee’s clubs including LGBTQ+ club, etc.
These efforts help create a happy working environment and accelerate organization culture. Apart Thailand, CP Foods has applied this principle to overseas operations, business partners and farmers in the supply chain to build up its supply chain on the basis of equality and tolerance, which is socially and internationally accepted.
The UN Women 2022 Thailand WEPs Awards was participated by more than 500 leading organizations from 19 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
This year, CP Foods also received multiple awards in human rights and human resources categories included Human Rights Award 2022 from Thailand’s Ministry of Justice and the HR Asia Best Companies to work for in Asia 2022 award, from HR Asia magazine and Gold medal in Human Rights at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2021.