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RATCH has followed the Code of Conduct in safeguarding the safety, occupational health and work environment of employees, contractors, sub-contractors, community and stakeholders. Complimenting this are the Company’s safety policy and the continuous implementation of occupational health and safety management system, to assure all of the quality of life, safety and zero work-related accidents that cause injury or sickness.

Ratchaburi Power Plant’s safety operational framework

Job risk assessment and risk management guidelines

All jobs that undergo risk assessment will be assigned risk-prevention measures, to minimize risks or keep risks at acceptable levels.

Supervision

Supervisors and all relevant responsible persons have duty to ensure that the operations strictly follow the prescribed measures, guidelines and methods. Under their control are operators, tools/ equipment, work environment and the Stop Work authority which must be exercised in light of unsafe situations.

Incident and crisis management

In case of unexpected incidents or events, operators must follow the Company and power plants’ corrective guidelines under the emergency response plan that covers each incident. Under the plan, responsible persons are identified. The plan also specifies the controlling and corrective actions and measures to prevent reoccurrence, in order to prevent and minimize impacts on individuals, property, production process and the environment.

Raise safety awareness and culture

RATCH realizes that it is necessary for the business sector to take serious actions in reinforcing respect to human rights. The Company’s guidelines on this aspect are as follows:

Compliance with labor laws, labor standards and human rights principles

  • RATCH integrates human rights principles into Code of Conduct and Corporate Sustainability Policy.
  • RATCH adopts fair treatment of labor in line with Thailand’s labor standards and strictly complies with labor laws.
  • RATCH regularly strengthens knowledge on labor laws, labor standards, and human rights principles among relevant units and employees.
  • RATCH, as required by law, cooperates with government agencies in reporting its compliance with labor law, labor standards and human rights principles when requested.
More Info: The Code of Conduct
  Corporate Sustainability Policy

Labor rights and welfare

  • RATCH’s welfare, extended to employees and their families, cover health insurance for workers and spouses and up to 2 legal under-aged children; baby delivery expenses; and assistance program in case of employee’s death or the death of family members.
  • RATCH applies a voluntary overtime system and systematic overtime rate calculation and disbursement.
  • RATCH has all employees registered under the social security system for related benefits, obligating the Company and employees to contribute to the Social Security Fund aside from the government’s contribution. RATCH also sets up a provident fund and provides employees health insurance as well as medical examination.

Grant employees the right and freedom to assemble in the form of the Employee Welfare Committee which represents all employees in considering and making suggestions on welfare extended to employees and workers.

Employee Representative Rate in the Welfare Committee

2020 Total Employee Employee
representative
%
employee
representative
%
Coverage
RATCH Group 206 6 2.9 84.8
RGCO* 56 5 8.9
  • RGCO: Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Co., Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary

Equal treatment at workplace

  • RATCH ensures fair opportunities, with a fair and systematic process involving recruitment, employment, compensation payments, dismissal and promotion.
  • RATCH deems sexual harassment in the workplace the most disciplinary offence.
  • RATCH designs the workplace accordingly to universal architecture principles with facilities for people with disabilities, for safety and comfort of all.

Whistleblowing mechanism and remediation

  • RATCH sets up an internal whistleblowing channel and also allows reporting on the Company’s website, that all complainants can easily access and follow up on investigation results. Such channels are for reports of troubles concerning work, work condition, employment condition, supervision, assignment, compensations, or supervisors’ inappropriate actions. The information is kept confidential. Complainants and relevant individuals who are interviewed and produce data and facts and other evidence are protected against dismissal, punishment or other ill actions even when the Company is troubled by their information.
  • RATCH allows an appeal from employees placed on warning or probation or suspension, or those exempted from salary increase or annual bonus. The appeal process must be completed within 30 days from the filing date.
  • RATCH clearly specifies the rules for dismissal, compensations and special compensations.
More Info: Whistleblower Channel

In 2020, RATCH received no complaints relating to human rights.

It is a great challenge to take care of employees and enhance their capabilities and preparedness in terms of knowledge, talent and experience accordingly to business directions in tandem with building and retaining their engagement. But the challenge must be accomplished to lead the organization towards sustainability and the goal to become a leading value-oriented energy and infrastructure company in Asia Pacific.

RATCH’s Code of Conduct outlines human resource management approach in line with labor laws and human rights principles. The Corporate Administration Function is tasked to formulate human resource management strategies, targets and work plans under the supervision of the Executive Management Committee, the Human Resource and Remuneration Committee, and the Board of Directors.

More Info: The Code of Conduct
  Employee Policy

Protecting employees against COVID-19

RATCH takes community and society as a stakeholder in the value chain who can be impacted by the Company’s operations and influence impacts on the Company. RATCH therefore operates with responsibility for community and society, with emphasis on the management of environmental impacts, safety and occupational health, engagement in improving the quality of life and creation of shared values. The goal is to achieve community trust and enable coexistence based on confidence and mutual benefits.

Operational framework of community and social responsibility

The Company implements the policy in 2 levels, to deal with 2 target groups.

  1. Community Relations, focusing on communities near power plants.
  2. Social development, focusing on other communities or society at large.

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