The 2nd workshop on Policy Framework for the Promotion of Responsible Business and
Corporate Social Responsibility in Thailand
"A policy dialogue in the context of COVID-19 and the upcoming trade and investment opportunities for Thailand"
25 August 2021
09:00 - 14:30 (GMT+7)
Zoom (a link to be provided after registration)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need of Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Business and Human Rights (BHR) in supporting businesses and society in managing unforeseen shocks.
Against this backdrop, this workshop is developed to further feed into the on-going policy discussions on RBC/CSR/BHR, in this occasion from the perspective of labour and linked to the international policy frameworks and in line with the actions included in the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, all contextualized to the circumstances under the COVID-19 pandemic while preparing for the resilient economic recovery.
The discussion will be conducted in Thai and some presentations will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation.
In partnership with
This workshop is the second in the series "Policy Framework for the Promotion of Responsible Business and Corporate Social Responsibility in Thailand", first hosted in 2019.
The event is jointly organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Project, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through Business and Human Rights project, the Ministry of Labour of Thailand, the Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) of Ministry of Justice of Thailand and the ASEAN CSR Network.
08.40 – 09.00 Participants log in, welcome and housekeeping rules
09.00 – 09.20 Opening Remarks by Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Justice
09.20 – 09.30 Keynote speech:
Ms. Gita Sabharwal, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand
Mr. Giuseppe Busini, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand
09.30 – 09.40 A brief summary of outputs from a discussion in the 1st workshop in 2019
09.40 – 10.05 CSR/RBC and socially responsible labour practices: A Look at Thailand from an ASEAN perspective
by the ASEAN CSR Network
10.05 – 11.05 A panel discussion: Thailand’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
Realising the Labour Priority Amid the Pandemic
Mr. Nutchayawach Sanguanchaiyakrit,
Director of International Labour Standards Group, Ministry of Labour
Ms. Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom,
Director of International Human Rights Division, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice
Mr. Ukrish Kanchanaketu,
Advisor, Employers' Confederation of Thailand
Mr. Tawee Techatirawat,
President, Thai Trade Union Congress
Ms. Roisai Wongsuban,
Officer, Migrant Working Group
11.05 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.15 Interactive Session: CSR Policy and Practices for Trade Promotion in Post COVID-19 recovery
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch Break
13.15 – 13.45 Interactive Session: Continue from the morning discussion
13.45 – 14.00 Report back session by each group
14.00 – 14.10 Conclusion and next steps
14.10 – 14.30 Closing Remarks by
Mr. Graeme Buckley, Director, ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR
Mr. Renaud Meyer, Resident Representative, UNDP Thailand