The Company’s commitment to social responsibility is one of our core values. Projects and activities focus on the sustainable development of people, culture, and the environment and are supported by the active participation of all KCE employees. Working groups for specific projects have been established to maintain continuity in CSR activities with recommendations provided by Management. Therefore, our CSR projects have been largely driven by the “Volunteer Spirit” of the Company. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Working Group, which serves as a CSR project center, plans the direction of CSR, sets budgets, as well as organizes CSR projects and activities. Their duties also include following up project performances, reporting progress to Management and serving as a center to communicate with external organizations. All activities are performed in accordance with KCE’s core values to create sustainable development in society.
The Company operates its business in an ethical manner with a strong sense of social responsibility. These values are incorporated into Management’s practices as an example for the younger generation to follow and to commit to the 8 principled standards according to the Stock Exchange of Thailand, as follows:
The Company includes a Code of Conduct in its employee manual. The code covers ethical and moral values that employees are required to abide by.
The Board of Directors has a policy to treat its partners in an equal, fair and honest manner, respect the right of intellectual property, promote political rights, and comply with contractual commitments to stakeholders, as follows:
- Ensure fair competition: To strictly follow the various conditions agreed upon with a seller or creditor according to various agreements that have been entered into in conducting business together.
- Promote social responsibility with trading partners: Notify and request cooperation in inspecting whether employment and work operations are fair in accordance with the labor law of the seller, sub-employee, or sub-contractor who are trading partners of the Company.
- Respect the right of property: Promote and strictly comply with the right of property, intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and moral right.
- Relate to politics in a responsible way: The Company operates its business devoid of political bias, will not participate or get involved with any political party or person who holds political power, and will not use funds or resources of the Company to support directly or indirectly any political party or politician. Executives and personnel are not allowed to use their power to manipulate, threaten or force others.
The Company has developed a process of monitoring and controlling operational risks. The Operating Risk Management working group was set up to monitor and ensure effective risk control for the Company. Operational risk assessment is carried out to ensure that the Company’s operations are not unlawful or cause a negative impact on society and the environment.
The Company committed to the Anti-corruption policy, and undertook the dissemination of the principles and changing of attitude toward practice. On November 18, 2013, the Company signed a mutual agreement with the Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC). On April 3, 2015, CAC certified KCE as a member. The anti-corruption rating for the Company is in the level 4.
The Company established the Anti-corruption Policy to ensure that operation management is performed honestly, efficiently and effectively. The Company encouraged the distribution of the policy and communicated with management and employees of all level in order that the policy is accounted for as a practical guideline.
The Company is dedicated and committed to upholding the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Board of Directors places great importance on human rights and considers this a key policy for the Company in operating its business. In this regard, respect for the dignity of every employee is the foundation of a quality and valuable business operation. The Company realizes that its success is linked to employees’ satisfaction. Therefore, the Company ensures fair treatment; equal opportunity, appropriate remuneration, appointments and transfers; a safe and environmentally friendly operating system for all employees; and training to improve productivity. This helps to raise morale and consequently increase productivity.
The Company is also committed to the Thai Labour Protection Act. B.E. 2551, Thai Labour Standard: TLS.8001 of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, which prohibits the hiring of forced labor, ensures fair compensation, equal treatment without discrimination, freedom of association, and the right to occupational safety, health, and environmental standards.
The Company strictly follows all laws, rules and regulations. The Company provides fair and equal opportunity for employees to file complaints or to freely express their opinions that may lead to the development of the organization and Management.
The Company emphasizes the equal treatment of employees.
- Respect the right to work according to the rule of human rights without discriminating in the workplace and without the use of force and with no use of child labor. The right and freedom of employees are respected.
- Promote social protection and work conditions of employees by providing fair working conditions and remuneration and other welfare that is appropriate and in accordance with the law. Avoid unfair action that would affect the stability of the employee or to threaten or create emotional pressure on an employee.
- Promote protection against workplace health, safety and environmental hazards, and maintain a working system that ensures safety for life and property and good health.
The Company is also committed to supporting the professional advancement and self-development of all employees. We use a fair compensation and merit system to measure the performance of our employees. The Company encourages employees to participate in recreational activities. A corporate intranet system and performance evaluation system is available for employees to share their ideas and launch activities to improve the quality of life.
The Company’s policies and objectives are delivered through “continuous training” and development programs, which include specific knowledge and skill training, basic training courses, and strategic policy training to enable our employees to easily adapt themselves to the Company’s ethics. In 2019, the Human Resource & Organization Development Department arranged numerous training programs for employees throughout the year, which resulted in an increase in the total number of training hours and the number of multi-skilled employees.
|Total number of training hours (hrs/person/yr)||74.06||73.50||62.52||73.57||31.73|
|% of multi-skilled operators||69.45%||75.22%||70.00%||77.84%||80.61%|
In 2015, the Company was awarded the "Excellent Establishment on Labour Relations and Welfare" at the National level in the year 2015 achievement, award organized by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare; and a Certificate, the Company is able to maintain Thai Labour Standard continuously, issued by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, on May 26, 2015. Additionally, the Company was certified in its supporting on the "better health in the workplace" project, by the Association for the Development of Environmental Quality.
In 2016, the Company was awarded the TLS 8001-2010 Certificate Completion Level, Initiative Phase for the achievement of the requirements of Thai Corporate Social Responsibility issued by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, which is valid from August 15, 2016, to August 14, 2019.
In addition, the Company was awarded the "Excellent Establishment on Labour Relations and Welfare" at the National level in the year 2016 achievement, award organized by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, issued date August 17, 2016.
In 2017, the Company was awarded the "Excellent Establishment on Labour Relations and Welfare" at the National level for the 5th consecutive year, award organized by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, issued date August 25, 2017; and a Certificate that the Company is able to maintain Thai Labour Standard for 5 years continuously, issued by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, on August 25, 2017.
In 2018, the Company was awarded the "Excellent Establishment on Labour Relations and Welfare" at the National level for the 5th consecutive year, award organized by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, issued date August 23, 2018.
The Company was awarded the Certificate of Good and Happy Workplace, award organized by The Association for The Development of Environmental Quality, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, issued date August 22, 2018
The company has already prepared and planned to be qualified for the ISO 45001:2018 and has already certified the SGS Audit State 1 – Initial on 27 -28 August, 2019.
In 2019, the Company was awarded the "Excellent Establishment on Labour Relations and Welfare" at the National level for the 5th consecutive year, award organized by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, issued date September 9, 2019.
The Company was awarded the Certificate of Good and Happy Workplace, award organized by The Association for The Development of Environmental Quality, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, issued date August 22, 2019.
In 2019, the Company was awarded the TLS 8001-2010 Certificate Completion Level, for the achievement of the requirements of Thai Corporate Social Responsibility issued by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, which is valid from December 16, 2019, to December 15, 2022.
The Board of Directors is committed to principles and policies that maximize customer satisfaction and confidence in the quality of our products at a fair price. The Company strives to maintain the trust of customers by our high safety standards and our efforts to ensure as we care about our effect on society and the environment and avoids any action that would violate or cause customers to lose their rights.
The Company, including all of its Sales Offices worldwide, has been awarded ISO/TS 16949:2016 Edition 1 (September 6, 2018 - September 6, 2021), Certificate of Quality Management System of Technical Specification for Automatic Productive and Relevant Service Part. SGS (Thailand) Limited conducts the audits, and the audit result is accredited by the IATF. The Company has been continuously audited to ensure adherence to all stipulations and strictly meets the quality standard. In 2019, there was one surveillance audit in July, and the Company was capable to maintain its status. During 2019, there were plant visits by customers such as VALEO, VEONEER (EX-AUTOLIV), DELPHI AUTOMOTIV SYSTEMS, SONCEBOZ, VISTEON and INTEGRETED to follow up on compliance with the Quality standard. There were no major deviations found.
During 2019, the Company conducted Customer Satisfaction surveys in various categories, such as technical area, quality, on-time delivery, problem responsiveness, logistics, accuracy of the document and communication. The results of which are satisfactory (in the level of 70 - 95%)
For 2019, the Company set quality target, as follows:
- Output 19,800,000 sq. ft per year
- Scrap rate:
- Inner layer < 0.50%
- Outer layer < 4.00%
- Customer rejects/returns:
- Automotive < 0 ppm
- Overall < 0 ppm
- Delivery performance:
- Automotive = 100%
- Overall = 100%
In the year 2019, the Company enhanced its standard quality system, as follows:
- Conduct Internal Audit System to monitor all Departments' performances to ensure the compliance to the customer's requirements and the IATF16949:2016 quality standard.
- In 2019, Implement of quality control system and reliability test through intranet, and electronic data records lead to efficiencies of sending data to other user. Implement Approved Vender List (AVL) and New Materials Testing online to reduce waste paper and increase accurate data for Material, Supplier / Vendor
- The company was approved to produce the board with Heavy Copper Inner (Copper 6 Oz Inner Layer), under the UL standard, which good quality and safe materials is used in the production.
- Improve Measurement system analysis (MSA) by monitor all inspection equipment used in the production to ensure that the equipments was properly calibrated and compatible to the regulations of IATF16949:2016 quality standard.
- Installed new innovative machinery for the production, such as Furrier Transform Infrared Micro Spectrometer (FT-IR) in QA-LAB, Surface Insulation Resistance (S.I.R.) in QA-LAB, installed ‘Taliang’ Drilling Machine from 105 to 160 units.
- Training the leaders in APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, Root Cause Analysis, Leadership for QMS, TPM, VDA 6.3 3rd Edition, Risk management, IATF16949:2016, QC 7 Tools, Internal Audit etc.
- The Certification of the quality standard of Testing Laboratory
The Company foresees the importance of the competence testing system, and therefore brought KCE Technology's laboratory to be certified for its quality standard, in order that the laboratory can carry out the test and calibration for PCB products in a professional manner and being a world-class LAB. In 2016, KCET's laboratory was awarded a certification ISO/IEC 17025:2005, being the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratory, Certification number 17T016/0507, by the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI). The company will implement the new version of ISO/IEC17025: 2018, and prepared to have another laboratory of KCE Electronics to be certified ISO 17025 standards as well. The ISO/IEC/17025 training course will implement to the employees to get quality standard of the new version of ISO/IEC/17025.
The Company is committed to the strict conservation of standard environmental systems under related regulations and laws. The Company's operational policy is to efficiently use energy and natural resources by investing in waste water and air treatment systems. All of the Company's factories are situated in industrial estates which have a standard environmental system in place to minimize any possible impact on the environment.
The Company has set an environment policy as a guideline for Management and staff, as follows:
Environment Management Policy
“KCE Electronics Public Company, a manufacturer and exporter of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is committed to establish an Environmental Management System through complying with KCE’s Environment Management Policy, as follows:
- Continuously meet legal requirements as well as contribute to the improvement of environmental issues.
- Reduce waste materials and natural resource usage.
- Effectively and efficiently utilize natural resources.
- Continuously assess and evaluate environment management systems, and review objectives and targets to ensure the effectiveness of the system.
- Promote and develop staff awareness and responsibility to the environment through communication, the provision of relevant information and cooperation among staff, suppliers, customers, government agencies, the private sector and the general public.
The Company encourages employees of all levels to participate in activities to improve the workplace environment through its “5 S” activities. In the production process, the Company maximizes the use of resources as well utilizes advanced wastewater treatment technology. Environmental quality assessments are undertaken in the plant and in nearby communities in order to ensure that the Company’s operations are environmentally friendly.
The Company received ISO 14001: 2015 certification (March 28, 2017 - March 28, 2020), which is the standard for environmental management. An audit is continually conducted by SGS (Thailand) to ensure that the Company complies with the policy and strictly operates according to environmental regulations. In 2019, 2 audits were performed, in March and in August.
In addition, the Company was certified by the "Green Industry", the Ministry of Industry, that the Company is rated "Green industry-Level 3) in the Green system, as the Company has systematically manage the environment, monitor and assess the outcome and continuously improve the results, issued by August 24, 2018 - August 23, 2021.
In 2019, the Company’s environmental plans are as follows:
- Reduce electricity consumption usage:
- Target: < 6.28 Kw.hr/sq.ft
- Results: = 6.28 Kw.hr/sq.ft
- Reduce water usage to
- Target: < 0.10 m3/sq.ft
- Results: = 0.09 m3/sq.ft
- Water Recycle
- Target: > 41%
- Results: = 41.85%
In terms of environmental operation, the Company has achieved the objectives specified by the legal rules and regulations as well as the environmental management system. In 2019, the Company arranged several activities for employees to participate in with the aim to promote and encourage environmental safety in accordance with ISO 14001 practices, as follows:
- Promoted the Waste Separation Project; General waste, Recycled waste and Dangerous waste. The result was a better separation of the waste 2019
- Implement Electronic records to reduce paper usage by Quality Assurance : QA
- Monitored the environmental management systems by a newly appointed committee for the Group.
- Promote energy saving in the office area by encouraging all departments to adjust their behavior in order to reduce electricity consumption.
- Promote water consumption saving in the production area. The result was satisfactory.
- Using of environment-friendly raw materials, by controlling the use of prohibited chemicals in the raw materials, which is in compliance to the regulations of RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU), Packaging Directive (Directive 94/62/EC) End-of-Live Vehicle (Directive 2000/53/EC), REACH and Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) (Directive 1907/2006/EC) and Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GASL) and implemented IMDS (International Materials Data System).
- PCBs that the Company produced is an environment-friendly product. This was certified by a third party certified laboratory, and being recertified every year.
- Training RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EC : 2015/863) to Leader arranged by Quality Assurance : QA
- Monitored waste water quality after the treatment by the Company on a daily basis, Copper content must < 2 ppm and PH level must be between 5.5 -9.0.
- Arranged 2019 Environmental activities in the Safety week event in December
Environmental Measurements in 2019
|2019 Actual measurement||Per Law|
|Jan - Jun||Jul - Dec|
|Air quality from chimneys|
|CO Emission (ppm)||64.62||21.49||690|
|Nox Emission (ppm)||36.00||25.85||200|
|Sox Emission (ppm)||63.96||3.84||60|
|Average noise level 8 hrs.||83.84||85|
|Maximum noise level||100.60||140|
|Quantity of industrial waste|
|Non-toxic industrial waste (per year)||3,347 Tons/ Year||Properly Buried or Recycled|
|Toxic industrial waste (per year)||8,473 Tons/ Year||Managed by licensed company|
KCE set up a voluntary working group work to undertake long-term projects, such as a mangrove planting project and beach cleaning project, and short-term projects, such as donations of money or necessary items for temples, schools, and governmental places, including organizing recreational activities for disadvantaged persons.
On January 7, 2019, KCE donated money and the necessities to the monks, Wat Suthaphoch
On January 12, 2019, KCE donated teaching aids and gifts on Children’s Day to a total of 12 schools and government units, Watplooksattha School, WadLadkrabang School, Suraomai School, Nongchok Pitayanusorn School, Lumtonkluay School, Watpakbueng School, Rom Klao Lat Krabang Community, Tewson Ruamjit Maneeya Community, LatKrabang Industrial Estate Office, and etc.
On January 26, 2019, KCE Group collected the old calendars and donated them to the Educational Technology Center for the Blind to produce braille books for the blind.
On February 15, 2018, KCE Group collected the old calendars and donated them to the Foundation for the Blind of Thailand under The Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit to produce braille books for the blind.
On June 8, 2019, KCE Group collected the recycle plastic bottles and donated them to Wat Chakdaeng for making requiem cloth robe.
On August 16-17, 2019, and September 13-14 and 20-21, 2019, KCE Group collected garbage at the Beach, Rayong province.
Moreover, in 2019 the Company signed a Memorandum of the academic cooperation with many Institute of Technology, to create cooperation in academic purpose, such as to provide training for students or to participate in the Co-operative education project. From the training, students could develop knowledge and skills, by learning from on the job training and from knowledge transfer from the actual situations. It is expected that students will gain the required knowledge that is truly needed by the labor market or the enterprise.
the Company signed a Memorandum of the academic cooperation as follow:
- Samutprakan Technical College, January 24, 2019.
- Angthong Technical College, January 29, 2019.
- Suphanburi Technical College, March 29, 2019.
- Petchburi Technical College, December 12, 2019.
The Company provided training for third-year Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science students of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), and King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUNB), during June 3 - November 29, 2019 and May 2 – October 31.
The Company provided training for 4 students of high vocational education program in Electronics, from Chitralada Vocational School so that students gain knowledge and skills from experienced persons, in line with the initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the School administer, during November 11, 2019 - March 13, 2020.
In 2019, there were another 35 students from various institutes, participated in other training programs to develop various professional skills in the Company.
The Company began operating a new plant to expand capacity in order to accommodate growth in customer orders. The plant was designed based on the Green Building concept to be more resource friendly and efficient in accordance with evaluation criteria of the US Leadership in Energy & Environment Design Standard (LEED) by incorporating the following:
- Wastewater treatment technology to reduce water usage, using a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system to treat wastewater from production to recycling.
- 24-hour use of LED lighting in production areas to reduce electricity usage.
- A fire sprinkler system in line with the US National Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA).
- A fire suppression system for specific areas such as electrical rooms that does not utilize ozone-depleting substances.
- Full wastewater treatment in accordance with IEAT regulations.
- A high efficiency chiller with an Atmosphere Impact Index according to LEED (Green Building Design and Construction).
- VSD (variable speed drives) installed on pumps and AHUs.
- A building management system is provided to monitor and control all energy consumption equipment in order to maximize efficiency during operations.
- A Chiller Plant Manager monitors and operates chillers and pumps to ensure they operate at the highest efficiency.
- A sponge Ball-Cleaning system is utilized to clean the condenser tubes of chillers to enhance system performance.
- Generators are provided to back up life safety equipment.
Implementation and Reporting
Implementation in 2019
The Company is committed to creating value for customers by improving operational efficiency and developing innovative methods of energy conservation with the aim to be socially responsible and environmentally friendly, thus leading to the sustainable growth of the business. The policy for innovative development was established for social responsibility and to lead to such practice. The Technology Development Department engaged in the research and development in the following areas:
- The development of an environmentally friendly production process by increasing production efficiency, reducing the impact on the environment and reducing energy consumption.
- The development of products that are environmentally friendly, such as those that reduce energy consumption in the production process and that enhance product quality.
Operation Plan in 2019
The Company will continue to emphasize creating long-term value for the organization by developing and acquiring knowledge that will help lead to changes in thinking, operations, and the working process, maximizing the utilization of resources, and as a result obtain an appropriate cost of goods that will create a competitive edge.
The Company issues Annual Reports in which it explains its Corporate Social Responsibility policies and activities in order to convey the Company’s ideas and share experience about social and environmental development activities with our Shareholders, educational institutions, and the general public. The report is also available in the form of a CDROM and on our website www.kce.co.th
Impact from Social or Environmental issues
In 2019, the Company had no social or environmental legal disputes.
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
The Company values the importance of contributing to community, society, religion and culture, natural resources and the environment, and to the general public. The Company promotes a culture of being socially responsible for all staff levels. The Company emphasizes achieving sustainable development on a long-term basis. The Company has offered many scholarships for needy students, provided funds for disadvantaged teachers and schools, helped underprivileged people get back on their feet with business start-up funds, promoted self-sustainability in communities and encouraged environmental preservation. The Company has organized activities that are environmentally and socially related in various forms by focusing on the efficient economy concept, improving educational standards for the younger generation, the development of both health and mind, and other activities related to arts and sports.
In 2019, The Company together with its employees, participated in the following activities to contribute to the community and the public:
Activity 1 : Donation of old calendars to produce instruction media, Braille code, to the Foundation of the Blind in Thailand under The Royal Patronage of H.M. the Queen, ThungPhaya Thai, Ratchathewi, February 15, 2019.
The CSR Committee collected old calendars and donated them to the Bangkok School for the Blind located at Ratchathewi Road, Bangkok, on two occasions, one on February 15, 2019, and another on March 20, 2019, to produce braille books for instruction media for students and people who are visually impaired at the Foundation of the Blind in Thailand. This is another important step for Thai education administrators in helping decrease the disparity of education by showing that physical disability shall not disrupt the fundamental education.
Activity 2 : Build a new school building for Ban Mae Hoi School, Tambon Mae Na Jon, Amphoe Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai province, and handed over the building to the school, March 2, 2019.
Ban Mae Hoi School is located in Amphoe Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai province. The school is in the Chiang Mai Primary Educational Service Area Office 6. It is a small school situated on a high mountain that is difficult to traverse due to the rough road and highly sloping land. The school provides classes from primary levels 1-6. It has 57 students, with 14 who reside at the school. The parents and villagers are members of the Karen hilltribe who are poor and mostly engage in agricultural. The school lacks a sufficient number of classrooms as there is only one school building, which is in a dilapidated condition since it was built over 20 years ago. The building is rundown, the ceiling and wood poles are damaged by termites, and rainwater leaks through the ceiling into the classroom, causing a concern that the school building could collapse. One classroom is used for 2 classes at the same time.
The Company provided support to construct the new school building, comprising 4 classrooms each 7 meters x 28 meters with a budget of Bt955,097. The building was officially handed over to the school on March 2, 2019.
Activity : 3 Cash donation for the purchase of medical equipment to Nong Bua Lamphu hospital, Amphoe Muang, Nong Bua Lamphu province, for Bt1,000,000, on March 17, 2019.
The Nong Bua Lamphu Hospital held a charity walk-run mini half marathon No. 3/2019 in order to purchase additional medical equipment to serve an increasing number of patients each year. The Company helped support the project by obtaining medical equipment by donating Bt1,000,000 to the hospital on March 17, 2019, which comprised:
- 1 transport incubator valued at Bt500,000
- 1 radiant warmer valued at Bt500,000
Activity : 4 Provide plastic bottles to produce monk robes to Wat Chakdaeng, Tambon Songkanong, Amphoe PraPradaeng, SamutPrakan provinvce, on June 8, 2019 and July 7, 2019.
Wat Chakdaeng, whose abbot is Phra Maha PranomThama LungKalo, has a project to recycle robes by accepting donations of plastic garbage, which is sorted and recycled to produce monk robes. Fifteen plastic bottles can make one robe, and 60 bottles can produce one set of three garments. The project is aimed at reducing the volume of plastic garbage and to be a center for the study of integrated waste management for the community.
The Company took part in this project in order to help reduce environmental pollution by PR on accepting donations of plastic bottles for the temple. The Company made 2 deliveries, one on June 8, 2019, and one on July 7, 2019.
Activity : 5 Donation for monthly school expense of Bt20,000 per month to Wannawit school, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, starting from July to December, 2019
Wannawit School is a small private school on nearly 3 rai of land located in the middle of Sukhumvit Soi 8, which is an expensive residential area in Bangkok. It has 514 students and 37 teachers. Most students reside in the Khlong Toei community area where parents are employed as laborers, are poor and do not have enough money to send their children to another school. Wannawit School collects a fee of Bt1,702 per school term for the primary level and Bt1,317.50 per school term for Mathayom levels 1-3, and as a result the school does not have enough funds to cover its monthly expenses.
The Company realizes the importance of education for children in the community, and it thus made a donation of Bt20,000 each month to support the school’s expenses from July to December 2019.
Activity : 6 Distributed survival kits to flood victims at Tambon Bung Mai, Ubon Ratchathani province, on October 5, 2019
Tropical storms ‘Podul’ and ‘Kajiki’ resulted in flash floods and landslides in the Northeast of Thailand from August 23, 2019, onward. There were 378,409 families affected and 29 deaths, and houses, buildings, schools, and temples were severely damaged. The government and private sector provided assistance in accelerating in water drainage and building temporally shelters. However, even after the floods subsided on September 15, many areas were still lacking public utilities, particularly in Ubon Ratchathani province.
The Company together with staff distributed survival kits, rice and dried food to people who were impacted by the flood in Amphoe Warinchamrap, Ubon Ratchathani province. On October 5, 2019, the company also helped clean the road, buildings and houses in the village, and distributed 200 survival kits and 2,400 bottles of drinking water.
Activity : 7 Donation to support a project to restore occupational skills and social welfare to become self-supporting for patients with autism at Yuwaprasart Waithayopathum Psychiartric Hospital, Amphoe Mueang, Samut Prakarn province
Yuwaprasart Waithayopathum Hospital provides psychiatric care for 211 patients both children and teenagers on average every day on an inpatient basis. The hospital initiated a project to develop social and occupational skills of patients with autism to help them obtain employment. The project began in 2012 and currently has 75 participants and 62 employed in more than 20 companies. Due to a rather limited number of occupations available, however, the hospital is seeking to provide more occupations to help patients become self-supporting, convince them of their self-worth, instill a feeling of self-esteem, create recognition in the family, relieve the burden on health care facilities from taking care of patients, and reduce bias against persons suffering from autism in society.
The Company took part in a project to develop social and occupational skills for patients suffering from autism by donating B254,530 in support of the following training for occupational skills:
- YUWA Coffee shop, 10 persons Bt97,080
- Thai desert making, 15 persons Bt45,000
- Making Fabric purse and fabric painting, 5 persons Bt32,695
- Making of Doormats made of cloth rags and Hula-hoops, 10 persons Bt22,955
- Glass painting, 6 persons Bt20,800
- Cleaning and gardening, 10 persons Bt36,000
Activity : 8 Donation for an educational fund, school supplies, sport equipment, water filters, maintenance of the canteen and toilet and recreational activity with students at Ban Nong Peeknok School, Tambon Huai Khun Ram, Amphoe Phatthana Nikhom, Lop Buri province, on November 23, 2019.
Ban Nong Peeknok School is located in Amphoe Phatthana Nikhom, Lop Buri province. The school provides classes from kindergarten to primary level 6. It has 6 teachers, 1 volunteer teacher and 65 students. The school is far from the village, and therefore school development is slow. Most students come from poor agricultural families, and some have very little employment. During the summer months when agriculture is not possible, children must live with their grandparents while the parents seek work in nearby provinces.
The Company donated Bt20,000 for educational fund, and provided school supplies, stationery, sports equipment and water filters for students. In addition, staff of the Company painted the canteen and toilets and arranged recreational activity with the students on November 23, 2019.
Activity : 9 Provided lunch and donated consumer products to the elderly at a nursing home for the elderly in Tambon SanamChan, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom province, on December 7, 2019.
The Nursing home in Tambon SanamChan was established to care for the elderly who have trouble, live alone and have no family and who are unable to care for themselves. They mostly reside in Nakhon Pathom province and in nearby areas. The nursing home cares for 46 persons. It receives funds from SanamChan District Municipality to supply three meals a day, clothing, bedding, and necessary personal supplies. It also provides annual health checkups, medical treatment and rehabilitation medicine.
The Company provided lunch for the patients and donated rice, dried food, consumer products and medicine. The staff also held recreational activities with the elderly at the nursing home on December 7, 2019.
Activity : 10 The Company implemented the ‘KCE sharing to the peak’ project at Bann Mae Sapung School in Tambon Mae La Noi, Amphoe Mae La Noi, Mae Hong Son province, on December 7, 2019.
Ban Mae Sapung School is located on land surrounded by mountains in Amphoe Mae La Noi, Mae Hong Son province. It has 95 students. Most villagers are Tai-Yai, PgaK'nyau, Lawa and Hmong, and are poor. The village has a variety of cultures and religions, and most of people engage in farming and raise animals to feed themselves. Due to problems in transportation, locally grown agriculture products cannot be delivered for sale. The weather is generally cold the entire year and icy in the winter as the area is in the middle of a valley.
The Company initiated a project to give the community an opportunity for a better education and support the livelihood of the local people residing on the mountain by bringing necessary consumer products, school supplies, sports equipment for the students to use. The following were provided:
- Scholarships totaling Bt20,000
- 100 blankets
- 100 sweaters
- School stationery; books, pencils, pens, drawing books, 100 sets of crayons
- Sports equipment
- Snacks, bread, Mama (instant noodle), dried food and canned food
Activity : 11 Donated 490 blankets for a project called “Get the sister ready for the coming winter” initiated by PhraPalad Wayo Thawaro of Wat Huay Sing in Tambon Mae Yuam, Amphoe Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son province, on December 28, 2019.
The Company donated 490 blankets for the project of Wat Huay Sing, Tambon Mae Yuam, Amphoe Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son Province, initiated by PhraPalad Wayo Thawaro, called ‘get the sister ready for coming winter’. Blankets were distributed to poor students who belong to the Karen hill tribe living in mountainous areas who lack blankets to use during the winter. The blankets were given away to 13 schools, as follows:
- Ban Kormuder School
- Ban Kloselo School
- Ban Bun Loe School
- District education center, Pukum & Pukum Noi
- Ban Mae Tola school
- Ban Huai Kratai School
- Kerbor School
- Ban Maekae School and Ban Maekae Noi School
- Ban Mae Sam Lab School
- Huai Kong Kat School
- Ban Tee Hue Lue School
- Ban Huai Sing School