MOL Develops Supply Chain and Promotes CSR Among Businesses

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

           The Ministry of Labour, together with ILO, EU and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, implemented the Sustainable Supply Chain Development Project in Asia, in Thailand. The program aims to promote the private sector to follow human rights principles, have labour standards, save the environment, and be responsible for society in conducting sustainable business in the region.



         On July 10, 2019, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suradej Waleeittikul presided over the meeting of the Sustainable Supply Chain Development Project in Asia (Thailand) No. 1/2562 at the Prasong Rananant Conference Room, 5th floor, Ministry of Labour. The meeting’s agenda included the acknowledgment of the Sustainable Supply Chain Development Project in Asia, consideration of plans and activities of the program in Thailand and the appointment of a task force for agricultural and automotive parts groups. The meeting also discussed the schedule of the next committee meeting and support on focal points from each agency.
         Mr. Suradej said that the Sustainable Supply Chain Development Project in Asia is a collaborative project between many parties, including the International Labour Organization, the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. There are 4 main activities comprising research, the dissemination of concepts, policy campaigns and training for example, to encourage the business sector in the Asian supply chain to follow human rights principles and labour and environmental standards that are more consistent with international standards. The International Labour Organization will work to promote the concept of social responsibility to the business sector or conducting responsible business with valuable work, labour standards and employment conditions in the global supply chain.

         "This project in Thailand will focus on working in the automotive parts and agricultural sectors, which is a business sector that has a high volume of employment in the region, has important trade with the European Union and is key to the Thai economy as a whole. The project will allow the private sector to operate a business by taking into account social responsibility, having more attention to the environment and labour standards, while creating confidence for the people as consumers in the region towards sustainable products and services," Mr. Suradech concluded.



Division of Public Relations/
News by Chaninthorn Phettab/
Photos by Pariyaron Phromsakha Na Sakonnakhon/

10 July 2019