The Erawan Group Plc. is managed on the principle of good corporate governance. The business is run in compliance with the laws and on the basis of the Business Code of Conduct where information is disclosed in a transparent and straightforward manner. We have also put in place efficient auditing mechanisms. We operate our business by taking into consideration our responsibility in every aspect to shareholders and stakeholders, the structure of our Board of Directors, supervision mechanisms and efficient management responsibility. Aside from complying with the OCEDís best practices, we also implement other best practices normally practiced overseas; for example, the Erawan have set up four sub-committees to help supervising each task or the fact that our board consists of as much as 50 percent of independent directors out of the entire board. With regard to corporate governance, the Erawan has set up the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCG) to regularly review and update corporate governance policies and practices so the company will continue to have up-to-date criteria that it can be actually implemented. To comply with the policy, the President and Chief Executive Officer (The President) has been directed to promote corporate governance among staff of all levels.
The President requires the Code of Conduct be made for employees of all levels as a clear guideline for practices under the corporate governance policy. Two Town Hall meetings a year are held to promote understanding in this subject matter. Besides, we also aim to do our work with integrity, which is one of the four values set as our corporate culture. We also ensure that staff understands the concept of Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) where business is run by properly taking into consideration the interest of all stakeholders whether they are customers, suppliers, shareholders, creditors, employees, the society or the environment. The Erawan Group Plc regularly conducts an opinion survey of stakeholders. Results of the survey are used to improve business efficiency and to be one of the factors evaluating our staff performances annually.