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)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

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

 

Pillar 2: Responsibilities of the business sector in respecting of human rights

2.1 Compliance with labour laws, the Thai Labour Standards and the principles of human rights

  • State enterprises and the business sector must provide an announcement or a statement on the human rights policy in their organizations. This includes the UNGPs
 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
4. Special Economic Zones Consider making guidelines or measures for Special Economic Zones (SEZs), including the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) so they adhere to the highest standards of good governance and the guideline of the corporations while the commitment to implement UNGPs should be reflected in the establishment and management of the SEZ and EEC –   Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council

–   Ministry of Commerce

–   Ministry of Industry

–   Ministry of Interior (Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning)

2019–2022 Guidelines and measures for the Special Economic Zones (SEZs), including the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to comply with the highest standards of good governance and UNGPs –   National Strategy for Eco-Friendly Development and Growth

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

– SDG 11, 13, 14 and 15

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 31