Corporate Governance Policy
The Company values a management system that embraces efficiency and transparency in the belief that good management that adheres to ethical standards and relevant laws is instrumental in fortifying the confidence of all stakeholders and achieving sustainable growth. With that respect, the Company has prescribed a good corporate governance policy to enhance its existing operations while maintaining clear standards of practice to be complied by employees at all levels, hence promoting a culture of corporate governance.
Section 1: Rights of Shareholders
The Company recognizes and values all fundamental rights of shareholders, both as investors and owners of the Company. These include the right to trade and transfer their own securities, the right to receive dividends from the Company, the right to access adequate information of the Company, the right to attend shareholders’ meetings, the right to express opinions, and the right to make decisions on important affairs of the Company such as dividend allocation, capital reduction or capital increase, appointment or removal of directors, appointment of auditors, approval of significant transactions that influence the Company’s direction, and amendment to the Company’s Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.
Section 2: Equitable Treatment of Shareholders
The Company has implemented a policy to treat all shareholders equally and fairly, including major or minor shareholders and executive or non-executive shareholders. The Company provides opportunities for minor shareholders to nominate director candidates in advance and to propose additional agenda items prior to the meeting. In addition, the Company offers an opportunity for shareholders who cannot attend the meeting in person to exercise their voting rights by proxy.
The Company has prescribed preventive measures to impede the misuse of inside information by directors and executives in a way that benefits themselves or others, such as trading securities by using inside information and disclosing inside information to persons associated with directors or executives which are considered as the exploitation of inside information or may cause damage to shareholders as a whole.
The Company requires all directors and executives to disclose their interests, including those of their related parties, to enable the Board of Directors to identify transactions that may have a conflict of interest and thereby make appropriate decisions in the interest of the Company. Directors and executives who have a vested interest in any of the Company’s transactions are prohibited from making decisions on such transactions.
Section 3: Roles of Stakeholders
The Company attaches great importance to the rights of all stakeholders, including internal stakeholders such as shareholders, executives, and employees of the Company and external stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, creditors, competitors, public sector, society, and community. The Company realizes that the support and suggestions provided by all stakeholders are instrumental in its operations and business development. Accordingly, the Company strives to comply with applicable laws and regulations to ensure good and fair treatment towards all stakeholders.
Section 4: Disclosure and Transparency
The Company values accurate, complete, and timely disclosure of both financial and non-financial information through channels that provide easy access to information with equality and reliability. The Company will disseminate its information, including annual registration statement (Form 56-1) and annual report, to shareholders, investors, and the general public through various channels and media of the Stock Exchange of Thailand and on the Company’s website.
With respect to investor relations, the Company has not established a specific unit dedicated to such affairs due to a low volume of activities. Nonetheless, the Company has assigned the Managing Director to be responsible for communicating with investors, shareholders, analysts, and related government agencies. In 2019, the Company granted opportunities for analysts, mass media, and investors to meet with the executives to inquire about the Company’s performance status, as well as providing knowledge to investors at various events such as the Opportunity Day.
Section 5: Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of qualified persons who possess an array of skills, experience, and expertise that are conducive to the Company. The Board of Directors plays a significant role in determining the Company’s policies, outlook, and operational plans, as well as overseeing, monitoring, and assessing the Company’s operating performance to be in line with the specified goals. In addition, the Board of Directors must not have any prohibited characteristics prescribed in the Public Limited Companies Act B.E. 2535 (including the amendment thereto), the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 (including the amendment thereto), the regulations of the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Capital Market Supervisory Board, and the Company’s Articles of Association.