Sansiri To Pioneer UN Global Standards Of Conducts For Business In Thailand

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A head of Pride month, Sansiri’s top management from every department was represented at a ceremony to sign the UN Global Standards of Conduct for Business in a stance against gender discrimination. The event at Sansiri’s new headquarters, Siri Campus, on Sukhumvit soi 77 was celebrated with a convivial note. By adopting the UN Standards, the company joins 200 other global companies such as Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola Company, Netflix and Nike and by doing so will hopefully encourage more Thai firms to follow suit. 

The UN Global Standards of Conduct for Business was developed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to ensure the security for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex people in the workplace, marketplace and community. There are five business principles stated in the UN Standards. The first is to respect the human rights of LGBTI people in all operations and business relationships. The second is to eliminate discrimination against LGBTI employees in the workplace.

The third is to provide support for LGBTI employees by providing a positive, affirmative environment that promotes dignity. The fourth is to prevent other human rights violations arising from discrimination against LGBTI suppliers, distributors, customers or other business partners, and the final principle pertains to acts in the public sphere, supporting public advocacy, collective action, social dialogue, or financial and in-kind support for organisations advancing LGBTI rights.

At Sansiri, all employees are protected from gender discrimination in the workplace thanks to ongoing training programs and practices on diversity and inclusion for the company’s employees, managerial staff, including sales staff and on-site personnel.

Srettha Thavasin, President of Sansiri

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