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
6. Eliminating discrimination in employment and the workplace Organize activities to enhance knowledge and understanding on gender diversity with various sectors, including the business sector – Ministry of Justice 2019–2022 Percentage of understanding regarding gender diversity issues –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3 and 8

Encourage entrepreneurs to issue policies, regulations, or measures to prevent sexual harassment and violence in the workplace –   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of businesses/ establishments that follow the Thai Labour Standards and are encouraged to have policies to protect against sexual harassment –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8

Develop measures to prevent and manage issues related to HIV/AIDS in the workplace by promoting the implementation of National Guidelines on Prevention and Administration of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace to be used as operational guidelines for HIV/AIDS in the workplace. –   Ministry of Labour

–   Ministry of Public Health (Sub- committee on Promotion and Protection of the rights of HIV/AIDS)

2019–2022 Number of establishments/ businesses/ employees involved in promotion activities –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 3 and 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

10. Children of migrant workers Encouraging establishments to organize childcare centres at work by registering as child service centres in the workplace with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Such establishments will receive tax deductions and children of employees and workers are taken care of with proper development. –   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of establishments registered as a child service centre in the workplace –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8 and 11

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

13. Protection of labour in the supply chain system Study and issue measures for the business sector that has a supply chain to have a management system that meets the Thai Labour Standard (TLS 8001)  Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of studies –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

15. Operations set for business sector Encourage establishments/ businesses to apply Good Labour Practice (GLP) in their business management – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 1,000 establishments/ year have been promoted –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

 

3.4.3 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
2. Creating investor awareness Disseminate the UNGPs to businesses or entrepreneurs by establishing communication channels with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand –   The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission

–   The Stock Exchange of Thailand

–   The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI)

–   The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB)

–   Ministry of Justice

–   Ministry of Commerce (Department of Business Development)

2019–2022 Training and conferences are organized to disseminate UNGPs –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 16

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Encourage the business sector to focus on the relationship between large companies and the company’s supply chain, including outsourced services and subcontracting that may have adverse effects on human rights –   The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission

–   The Stock Exchange of Thailand

2019–2022 Training for the business sector to focus on the relationship between large companies and the company’s supply chain, including outsourced services and subcontracting that may have adverse effects on human rights –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8 and 16

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Encourage commercial banks to focus on the business operations that affect society and the environment by promoting Sustainable Banking Guidelines, which define guidelines for commercial banks consistent with the principles of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria or other practices that are accepted internationally – Bank of Thailand 2019–2022 Common guidelines for Sustainable Banking Guidelines in order to set business standards. Finance in accordance with the principles of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria or other guidelines that are accepted internationally –   National Strategy for Eco-Friendly Development and Growth

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8 and 16

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

3. Promotion of Investment Consider measures to encourage business organizations which are located in the territory or jurisdiction of Thailand’s sovereignty to abide by the UNGPs.

In initiating or developing projects, consideration must be given to public benefits, rights of public participation and impact on people in the area before deciding to proceed with the project

– Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission 2019–2022 Training for business organizations that are located in the territory or jurisdiction of Thailand’s sovereignty to abide by the UNGPs –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8 and 16

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

Create awareness, promote and facilitate business for Thai investors going to foreign countries to respect the principles of human rights as well as comply with various rules including regulations regarding human rights of the host country by consider making guidelines for investment in each country –   Office of the Board of Investment

–   Bank for Export and Import of Thailand

–   Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission

–   Ministry of Commerce (Department of Trade Promotion International)

2019–2022 Entrepreneurs who are going to invest in foreign countries trained and educated to respect human rights principles –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8, 16 and 17

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