Thailand – HRDD

3. The core content of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

3.1 Action plan on labour

3.1.3 Action Plan (2019–2022)

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)







Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
15. Operations set for business sector Regulate, supervise and require the large business sector and companies listed in the stock market that use migrant labour as their primary production resource, prepare a Human Rights Due Diligence report as a measure in deterring labour exploitation. The said report must be disclosed to the public in order to create awareness and be easy to review. This is important for transparency and traceability in accordance with good corporate governance. –   Ministry of Industry

– The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission

2019–2022 Letter circulated to the companies listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand for disseminating the report on Human Rights Due Diligence –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   SDG 8 and 12

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 18

–   and 19


3.2 Action plan for community, land, natural resources and the environment

3.2.1 Overview of the situation

The Department of Industrial Works has specified the location of factories to be away from public places or communities and defined the specification of the type and size of the factory that requires having environmental personnel at the factory to determine the amount of pollution (water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution and sound/noise pollution) that can be released into the environment. They will also assign a specialist to be responsible for the safe storage of hazardous materials under the responsibility of the Department of Industrial Works in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Act B.E. 2535 (1992) including regulation criteria to eliminate waste or unused waste and the supervision of chemicals and hazardous waste as well. The steps in determining the authorization to establish or expand the factory that needs to prepare the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA) must go through the process of the public hearing as required by the Ministry of Industry for safety. There are safety measures from the risk assessment of the factories that must prepare a risk analysis report for the potential dangers in operating a factory. Criteria are set for hazard identification for risk assessment and the preparation of risk management plans and safety measures for the working environment including boilers, industrial gas, chemicals, radioactive materials, electrical systems in the factories, fires and cold storage.


3.4 Action Plan on Cross Border Investment and Multinational Enterprises

3.4.3 Action Plan (2019–2022)

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)







Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
3. Promotion of Investment Require studies and assessments of the risk and impact on human rights (human rights due diligence) before undertaking large-scale projects or projects related to public services, including in the case of joint investment between the government and private sectors to prepare conducting projects relating to infrastructure and public services that are a duty of the state, including in the case that the government has assigned the private sector to do the project instead –   Office of the Economic and Social Development Council

–   Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Bureau of Policy and Environmental Plan)

–   Ministry of Transport

–   Ministry of Finance (Office of the State Enterprise Policy Office)

–   Ministry of Energy

–   Ministry of Industry (Office of Economic Cooperation and Neighbouring Countries (Public Organization))

2019–2022 A study to assess the risk and human rights impact (human rights due diligence) before the implementation of large-scale projects –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 16

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18 and 19