C.P. Group launches first edition of the "C.P. Group Human Rights Report" under the framework of "UNGPRF" on World Human Rights Day, features human rights policy that includes embedding human rights within the organization and business partners

09 December 2021

Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont , Chief Executive Officer of Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), revealed that the Group is committed to upholding respects for human rights in its operations, throughout its businesses along the supply chain. C.P. Group has set human rights as one of the company’s sustainable development goals to become an organization with global human rights standards. The Group developed its inaugural Human Rights Report in Thailand with a comprehensive disclosure of business operations in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework (UNGPRF). This report is published on December 10th, on World Human Rights Day, to reinforce C.P. Group and its affiliated companies’ commitment to operating with respect for human rights in accordance with international regulations and legal frameworks in every country the Group invests in, and in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

The C.P. Group CEO added, “I hope this C.P. Group Human Rights Report will serve as a channel for our stakeholders to learn about our undertakings with regards to human rights, and lead to exchange of ideas and recommendations so that we can continue to strengthen our human rights practice further, by improving our own operations and working with our partners along the value chain.”

Furthermore, Mr. Noppadol Dej-Udom, Chief Sustainability Officer of C.P. Group, revealed that C.P. Group is committed to respecting human rights of all stakeholders and rights holders who may be affected by business operations, or conducting business relationships. The guidelines for promoting and respecting human rights have been clearly defined through the Code of Conduct that applies to all employees in every company including business partners or suppliers. It also issues various human rights policies, such as 1. Policy and guidelines on human rights and labor practices. 2. Policy and guidelines for supply chain management 3. Policies and guidelines for hiring migrant workers 4. Policies and guidelines for safety, occupational health and working environment 5. Policies and guidelines on information management 6. Policies and guidelines on whistleblowing 7. Diversity and inclusion best practices

C.P. Group is determined to integrate universal human rights principles throughout its business operations and supply chain, by implementing the Human Rights Due Diligence process to assess human rights impacts as part of the organization's culture to monitor and report on human rights performance with open channels for complaints and remedies. The Group also encourages business partners and all stakeholders in the supply chain to adhere to best practices to enhance human rights in accordance with international standards. Those who are interested can see the human rights report of CP Group from December 10, 2021 onwards which will be available in Thai https://www.cpgroupglobal.com/th/sustainability/heart-living-right/human-rights-and-labor-practices and English https://www.cpgroupglobal.com/en/sustainability/heart-living-right/human-rights-and-labor-practices