The Company is committed to conforming to the 5 core values of Good Corporate Governance principles, which are incompliance with the Principles of Corporate Governance of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The principles are presented in 5 categories:
1. Rights of Shareholders
The Board of Directors recognizes the significance of the rights of the shareholders. They will not engage in any action which will violate or diminish the rights of the shareholders. To this end, a policy has been established and disclosed to the public through the various channels of the Company. This policy confirms that the Company supports and encourages the exercising of shareholders' rights. Such rights include basic statutory rights, the right to receive crucial information, the right to propose agendas and to nominate candidates for directorial positions, the right to submit inquiries prior to the Annual General Meeting; and the right to participate in and vote at Annual General Meetings. Requirements are in place to regularly improve and enhance such exercise of rights for the utmost benefit of the shareholders.
2. Equitable Treatment of Shareholders
In order to assure shareholders of equitable treatment of all shareholders by the Company, the Board of Directors has established a corporate governance policy to require protection of shareholders' rights and fair and also ensure equitable treatment of all shareholders. For instance, this policy requires the equal exercise of rights by major shareholders and minor shareholders at the Annual General Meeting; the equal disclosure of information; the prevention of Conflicts of Interests or the use of internal information to illegitimately benefit oneself and others.
3. Responsibilities to Stakeholders
The Board of Directors has established a policy requiring consideration of statutory rights of stakeholders and the agreements they have with the Company when interacting with them. This policy is to be observed by the Board of Directors, Executives and Employees of all levels in order to ensure the proper protection of such rights and the appropriate treatment of such stakeholders. It encourages cooperation between the Company and stakeholders on the creation of wealth, financial security, business integrity, as well as the preservation of the environment, society and, sustainable development. (The details of policy / responsible practices concerning stakeholders are published in the Business Code of Conduct, Page 60).
4. Disclosure of Information and Transparency
The Board of Directors appreciates the significance of information quality and equitable, transparent and fair disclosure of information via accessible and credible channels. A policy has been established to govern the sufficient, credible and timely preparation and disclosure of information, financial and otherwise. The information being disclosed must have been prepared carefully, clearly, correctly, transparently and in a manner which allows an audit to be completed. The language used should be clear, and concise. Crucial information needs to be disclosed regularly, regardless of whether it is positive or negative, in order to maintain the confidence of shareholders and stakeholders and assure them that they are receiving information in an equitable manner as per the requirements of rules, laws and the articles of association of the Company and relevant governmental agencies. The Board of Directors may assign the Audit Committee and / or the management to act on their behalf as necessary.
5. Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
As an assurance for the shareholders and the investors, the Company, by the Board of Directors, has established visions, missions, directions, and operational strategies with an efficient performance monitoring and evaluation system in place, which is independent from the management, to review the operation of Executives in accordance with the good corporate governance principle.