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

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

Sansiri To Pioneer UN Global Standards Of Conducts For Business In Thailand
By Pichaya Petrachaianan
By Pichaya Petrachaianan
June 01, 2020
Being the first to sign the pro-diversity, workplace treaty, Sansiri takes affirmative action for LGBTI rights while kicking off the “Everyone is Family” awareness campaign

Ahead 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. 

(from left to right) Mr. Renaud Meyer, Mr. Badar Farrukh, Mr. Apichart Chutrakul, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, 
Mr. Wanchak Buranasiri
(from left to right) Mr. Renaud Meyer, Mr. Badar Farrukh, Mr. Apichart Chutrakul, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, Mr. Wanchak Buranasiri

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

To enliven its core philosophy “Made for Life”, Sansiri has simultaneously launched its own Pride campaign under the theme “Made for Everyone...Everyone is Family”. Throughout June, Sansiri’s blue logo will be upgraded with the colours of the rainbow flag. To really promote the awareness internally, an online sign-up will be sent out to all 4,000 staff for their commitment to eliminate discrimination against LGBTI people.

colourful mural
Sansiri's logo in rainbow gradient
face mask with rainbow stripes
Sansiri Backyard at T77
Sansiri Backyard at T77
gender-neutral bathroom
 

More observable installations like vibrant murals can also be seen on Siri Campus and on other Sansiri properties. Everyone is encouraged to brighten their social media feed with a selfie or two with the wall art while hashtagging #SansiriPride. Face masks adorned with the LGBT Pride’s rainbow stripes will also be worn by staff and distributed to the public.

If you want to take part in more Sansiri Pride, the company will be hosting talks and various activities in June. For instance, Sansiri Backyard at T77 will once again be open for visitors to pick vegetables and workshops by different KOLs will be broadcasted from Siri House on Soi Somkid.

Another important affirmative move on Sansiri's part has been to partner up with banks to help facilitate customers in rough times. Siam Commercial Bank, Kasikornbank, Government Savings Bank and United Overseas Bank joins Sansiri to make it possible for LGBTI couples to secure a joint home mortgage loan for their new home.

You can watch the broadcasts via facebook.com/sansirifamily/, or for more information, visit sansiri.com

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Arts & Culture sansiri #SansiriPride #MadeForEveryone #EveryoneIsFamily LGBTI Pride Month

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