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 2020, 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)||73.50||62.52||73.57||31.73||13.71|
|% of multi-skilled operators||75.22%||70.00%||77.84%||80.61%||37.09%|
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.
In 2020, the Company received ISO 45001:2018 certification (March 6, 2020 - March 6, 2023), which is the standard for management systems of occupational health and safety.
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 21, 2020.
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 2020, the Company was capable to maintain its status even in Covid-19 outbreak situation. During the year, there was the Remote Audit via Video conference by customers such as VALEO, APTIV, CONTINANTAL, SAGEM to follow up on compliance with the Quality standard. There were no major deviations found.
During 2020, 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 - 80%)
For 2020, the Company set quality target, as follows:
- Output 19,800,000 sq. ft per year
- Scrap rate:
- Inner layer < 0.39%
- Outer layer < 3.80%
- Customer rejects/returns:
- Automotive < 0 ppm
- Overall < 0 ppm
- Delivery performance:
- Automotive = 100%
- Overall = 100%
In the year 2020, the Company enhanced its standard quality system, as follows:
- Improving quality management system, risk assessment, and conduct internal audit system to monitor all departments’ performance to ensure the compliance to the customer's requirements and the IATF16949 quality standard.
- Implement Paperless system to record and store data in electronic records so that it can be quickly and accurately and securely in the Company's data storage system.
- Improve Measurement system analysis (MSA) by monitor all inspection equipment used in the production to ensure that the equipment was properly calibrated and compatible to the regulations of quality standard and the customer’s requirements.
- Provide training to the leaders in APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, Risk management and new version of FMEA (AIAG & VDA), so employees will have knowledge, understanding and ability to produce and control product quality according to customer requirements.
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, 2020 - March 28, 2023), 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 2020, 1 audit was performed in February.
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 2020, the Company’s environmental plans are as follows:
- Reduce electricity consumption usage:
- Target: < 6.25 Kw.hr/sq.ft
- Results: = 6.84 Kw.hr/sq.ft
- Reduce water usage to
- Target: < 0.08 m3/sq.ft
- Results: = 0.11 m3/sq.ft
- Water Recycle
- Target: > 43%
- Results: = 43.01%
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.
The company's environmental performance in 2020 has not met its targets due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in a decrease in production volume, increase in electricity consumption and water consumption per production unit (square feet).
In 2020, 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:
- Appointing KCE Group's environmental management system team to monitor and implement the environmental management system for all 3 plants.
- Implement Paperless system in recording and storing data in electronic records to reduce the paper consumption of all departments in the Company.
- Installation of Solar Roof-Top, which is clean energy helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce global warming. In 2021, more solar power generation will be installed.
- The company has study and collected information about Carbon Footprint or CO2 emission in production processes and supporting activities as a database to measure the results of future greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. This is a major environmental trend of the world, especially automotive industries.
- 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 3 (EU Directive 2015/863), Packaging Directive (Directive 94/62/EC), End-of-Live Vehicle or ELV (Directive 2000/53/EC), REACH and Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) (Directive 1907/2006/EC), Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GASL) and Conflict Minerals
- PCBs that the Company produced is an environment-friendly product. This was certified by a third party certified laboratory in accordance with RoHS 3 (EU Directive 2015/863), and being recertified every year.
- Arranged 2020 Environmental activities in the Safety week event in December.
Environmental Measurements in 2020
|Environmental Quality||2020 Actual measurement||Per Law|
|Jan - Jun||Jul - Dec|
|Air quality from chimneys|
|CO Emission (ppm)||4.21||4.21||690|
|Nox Emission (ppm)||36.00||42.30||200|
|Sox Emission (ppm)||63.96||<1.3||60|
|Average noise level 8 hrs.||81.70||85|
|Maximum noise level||99.30||140|
|Quantity of industrial waste|
|Non-toxic industrial waste (per year)||3,347 Tons/Year||Properly Buried or Recycled|
|Toxic industrial waste (per year)||3,201 Tons/Year||Managed by licensed company|
Across many industries around the world, the movement towards Sustainable Procurement is gaining momentum and broad adoption. This concept builds upon Environmentally Responsible Procurement, but sets further expectations for key business partners and suppliers to operate additionally with respect to human rights, responsible labor practices and good governance.
KCE Electronics Public Company Limited (KCE) is an international-trading company. Our customers, suppliers, service providers and business partners place their trust in us based on many years of reliable partnership and the solidity of an enterprise, and our constant efforts to continually develop and improve. We are therefore confident that our products and services comply with the highest international standards.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
KCE is committed to strategizing procurement strategy that focuses on maintaining the highest quality of products and services, setting risk management processes that cover environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in order to align management with risk level with consideration of quality, quantity, delivery of products and services as well as compliance to labor law, environmental law, and other quality management systems to protect and mitigate risks that may impact quality, quantity, delivery of products and services, and trust of stakeholders to the company’s operations. KCE also developed a Supplier Sustainable Code of Conduct (COC) for suppliers. This document provides guidance concerning issues such as business ethics, human rights, occupational health and safety, and the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL GOVERNANCE (ESG) &SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
KCE specifies expectation regarding ESG demonstration by suppliers in the KCE Group via a Code of Conduct (COC). We expect full not only for vendors in our AVL (Approved Vendor List) comply with the COC but all suppliers, as well. In order to ensure that suppliers fully understand the COC, the company also provides details of our Sustainable Procurement Policy for our suppliers through the KCE website. We achieved a 76% COC acknowledgement from AVLs supplier, as shown below:
According to the U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and Thailand’s Emergency Decree Amending the Anti-human Trafficking Act, B.E. 2551, B.E. 2562 (the “Act”), KCE implemented a “Conflict Mineral Policy” that bans the use of Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin, Gold (3TG) and Cobalt mined from countries with a record of human rights abuse in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). KCE requested AVL suppliers to declare the origin of 3TG as well as to sign an “Agreement of Non-Use of Conflict Minerals.” KCE has obtained a Conflict Mineral Report Template (CMRT) of about 72% of AVLs.
KCE cooperates with logistics providers to implement transportation cost optimization, consolidated delivery, full truck load, packaging design, container packaging and selection of optimal delivery routes. We encourage our suppliers to utilize e-invoices and e-documents as much as possible to conserve natural resources and mitigate greenhouse gas from long distance transportation.
Regarding packaging material, 100% of our wooden pallets, paper for packing, Corner paper & boxes are produced from recycled materials.
KCE set up a voluntary working group work to undertake long-term 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 8, 2020, KCE donated money and the necessities to the monks, Wat Suthaphoch
On January 11, 2020, KCE donated teaching aids and gifts on Children’s Day to a total of 12 schools and government units.
- Wat Lat Krabang School
- Surao Klong 17 School
- Wat Sap Samosorn School
- Wat Pakbueng School
- Wat Plooksattha School
- Rom Klao Community
- Suraomai School
- Tewson Ruamjit Maneeya Community
- Nongchok Pitayanusorn School
- Mit Samakkee Fuen Nakorn Romklao Community
- Banlumtonkluay School
- LatKrabang Industrial Estate Office
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 2020
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 for 2021
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
In 2020, 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 2020, the Company together with its employees, participated in the following activities to contribute to the community and the public:
Activity 1 : Distributed survival kits to provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 situation in the Klong-Nimit community, Tambon Bang Saothong, Amphoe Bang Saothong, SamutPrakarn province, on Saturday May 9, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic that quickly spread around the world and affected people in various ways became a global economic crisis. The critical point is that people’s way of life changed, and unemployment and starvation occurred. The Company took part in providing relief to COVID-afflicted people who lived in the Klong-Nimit community in Samutprakarn province by distributing 150 survival kits composed of rice packs, dried food, medicine, snacks, personal consumable products, ready-cooked food, drinking water and cloth masks, on Saturday May 9, 2020.
The Klong-Nimit community is located in the municipal area of Amphoe Bang Saothong in Samutprakarn province three kilometers from the district office and 33 kilometers from City Hall. There are 22,566 people who live in the municipal area of Amphoe Bang Saothong comprising 10,380 males and 11,683 females, and there are 11 schools in the community. The majority of people in the community works in factories and are paid the minimum wage, while the rest are employed in private companies or engage in miscellaneous trading. Most of the people who work in factories are located on both sides of Bangna-Trat road. Most are laborers, but some make a living in semi-independent jobs, such as those who take work from a factory to do at home such as sewing cloth, as well as motorbike taxi riders, those who work in hawker stalls in fresh-food markets, market fairs, and in front of factories.
Activity 2 : Distributed survival kits to provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 situation in the Wat Lodchong community, Tambon Ban Pom,Amphoe Muang, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, on Saturday May 16, 2020.
The Company took part in providing relief to help Thai people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak by distributing survival kits comprising rice packs, dried food, canned food, medicine, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, drinking water, ready-cooked food and cloth masks. The company distributed 150 survival kits to impoverished people inTambon Ban Pom, Amphoe Muang, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, on Saturday May 16, 2020.
The distribution took place in the following villages:
- Ban Makhamtae
- Ban Ratchaplea
- Wat PhraNgam
- Wat LotChong
- Ban Pom
- Wat SanamChai
- Wat Thammaram
- Ban Rongrad
Tambon Ban Pom is located in Amphoe Muang, PhraNakorn Si Ayutthaya province. It comprises 11 villages with a population of 7,090 comprising 3,363 males and 3,727 females and 2,461 households. There is one Health Promoting hospital, two primary schools, two child development centers and one kindergarten. Most people engage in occupations such as farming, raising cows or buffalo, selling items in the market, and working for private enterprises or factories.
Activity 3 : The project “KCE against the cold for mountain children” donated educational funds, blankets, sweaters, stationery, school supplies and equipment, sports equipment, water purifiers and kitchen equipment to students of Ban Chang Mo School in Tambon Pa Pae, Amphoe Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son province, on November 21, 2020.
Due to falling temperatures and heavy wind as the area is above sea level, some areas are declared a disaster zone in mountain areas. Hill tribe students suffer from cold weather because their families are poor and lack winter clothes or warm dress.
KCE took part in providing relief to hill tribe children in Ban Chang Mo School, Tambon Pa Pae, Amphoe Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son province, on November 21, 2020. The Company donated educational funds and other items to students of the school, as follows:
- Scholarships totaling Baht 20,000
- Miscellaneous kitchen equipment
- 100 blankets
- Food trays
- 80 sweaters
- Water filters
- 80 sets of stationery
- Snacks, toys and other items
Ban Chang Mo School is located in a remote highland area 93 kilometers from Amphoe Mae Sariang. The school is under the Mae Hong Son Primary Educational Service Area Office II providing classes for children up to primary school level 6. The school serves three neighborhood areas: Ban Chang Mo, Ban Lawaek and Ban Omrad, totaling 72 students. The population of Ban Chang Mo Village, Tambon Pa Pae, consists of 39 households and 248 Lauand Karen hill tribe people, of which 131 are male and 117 female. They make a living by engaging in agriculture, raising animals for food and for performing ceremonies, such as chickens and pigs. They are Buddhist and Christian and perform rituals according to their traditional beliefs, while most villagers are illiterate and do not place importance on education.
Activity 4 : Distributed survival kits, drinking water and cloth masks to flood victims in Ban Pratu Chai (Kum Wang Goom) and Ban Kham Village, Ban Gok Village, Ban Nai Muang Village, Ban Sui Village, at Wat Pa Ban Kham Temple, Amphoe Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province, on Saturday November 28, 2020.
Flooding occurred in many Amphoes in Korat during September and October 2020 following heavy rainfall and tropical storm Noul. People living in 10 Amphoes were badly affected by damage caused to their plantations, roads and utilities. People living in 12 Tambons of Amphoe Phimai, 437 households, 31 villages, and six Tambons totaling 3,562 rai of agricultural land were especially affected by the flooding.
The Company took part in providing relief to help people who suffered from the flooding by distributing 250 survival kits that comprised rice packs, dried food, instant noodles, canned fish, medicine, snacks, 24 dozen of drinking water and 250 cloth masks. The distribution took place at Wat Pa Ban Kham Temple to people living in Ban Pratu Chai (Kum Wang Goom), Ban Kham Village, Ban Gok Village, Ban Nai Muang Village, and Ban Sui Village on Saturday November 28, 2020.
Pratu Chai Village, Ban Kham Village, Ban Gok Village, Ban Nai Muang Village and Ban Sui Village are located in Amphoe Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province, comprising 4,515 households, 3,730 persons, of which 1,839 are male and 1,791 female. The geographical area consists of plains and mountain slopes with a loamy sand type of soil. Most villagers engage in agriculture and farming, growing cassava and eucalyptus, and use water from natural resources. Drought occurs in some years when there is no rain or insufficient rainfall.
Activity 5 : “KCE share and care for the elderly” at Ban Siriwattantham, Tambon Don Kruai, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi province, on Saturday 19 December, 2020.
The Company provided assistance by offering rice, adult diapers, other consumer items and donated cash to Ban Siriwattantham located in Tambon Don Kruai, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak. It is a place that cares for more than 50 elderly persons who have no families between 61 and 89 years old, 12 of whom are bed-ridden patients, while others 30-32 persons are able to care for themselves.
The following was provided:
- Cash donation of Baht 20,000
- 10 bags of rice
- Adult diapers
- Wet tissue
- Soap, shampoo, powder and body lotion
- Cooking sauceand seasoning
- Snacks and other food items
Ban Siriwattanatham was established 10 years ago. It is a foster home for the elderly who have no family. It is owned by Khun Kla and Khun Naree Siriwattanatham, who was hired by the hospital to look after patients. As time passed, patients’ relatives disappeared and never returned to visit their family members. When Khun Naree did not receive a salary from the hospital and patients had no one to care for them, Khun Naree brought patient to her home. Later, as news spread, more patients were brought in. In the beginning, relatives often visited and brought various items and money to support the hospital, but eventually many disappeared. At the moment, 50 persons are in the care of Ban Siriwattanatham.
Ban Siriwattanatham is located in the area of Tambon Don Kruai, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi province. It has a population of 15,334 comprising 7,326 males and 8,008 females, most of whom engage in farming and miscellaneous trading. There are two Tambon Health Promoting hospitals in the district area under the Ministry of Public Health’s responsibility.