In 2013, Project Planning Service PLC or PPS conducted several Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) activities. These activities form a part of contributing back to society using the Company’s knowledge and expertise in providing design and construction project management services, professionalism, and expertise of executive members and expert engineers of the Company. These are to foster the value of being responsible for society on the Company’s personnel (CSR in Process) in addition to other regular Corporate Social Responsibility activities (CSR after Process).
Many members of the Company’s executives have been a lecturers and speakers to many leading universities including Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Mahidol University, Ram Khamhaeng University and the Crown Property Bureau.
Moreover, internally, the Company has conducted trainings and seminars to continuously improve knowledge and skills of employees all year. In addition to providing these programs to develop the Company’s employees, some of these programs are open to the public. In 2013, the Company has conducted more than 20 training topics. Those who cannot attend the trainings in person, may watch the program on YouTube through www.youtube.com/PPSIC1. For more information, please contact Miss Ailada, Tel. 0 2718 2785 ext. 110.
At the same time, some executive members take direct roles in non-profit organizations by being in the committee in those organisations so that most activities can be done more productively. Currently, Mr.Prasong Tharachai is the vice-president of the Foundation for the Welfare of Needy School children under Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. Also, he is the vice-president of the Council of Engineers. Mr.Prasong is an advisor of the Board of Directors of the Engineering Institute of Thailand under His Majesty the King’s Patronage, where Dr.Theerathon Tharachai also holds the position as the head of the Public Relations.
White Engineers Initiative is another project that the Company emphasizes as it is part of the bid to encourage transparency, accountability and anti-corruption policies. This project is related to another project, which is Whistleblow Project that provides an opportunity for those who witness corruption of employees in the organization to raise the issue to the Company and its executive members directly and through various other channels. With regards to the complaint of an executive member’s wrongdoing, one may raise the complaint through the independent directors. These are to create an image of white engineers which can become a standard for the profession that emphasizes on professionalism and integrity, and being a part in the society that strives for the better society.
Last year, the Company donated money for various charities and organizations including the Foundation for the Welfare of Needy Schoolchildren under Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The sum for donation was sourced from internal activities of the Company and the Company’s New Year Party with no deductions. Moreover, the Company also donated 1 million baht to Chulalongkorn Hospital and 20,000 baht to iCare (Thailand).
The Company conducts a campaign within the organization under the concept of PPS Spirit to create the organizational culture of being responsible for society among employees. In the previous year, there were creative activities with various organizations;
17 November 2013, executives and employees of the Company attended the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon 2013. This was an activity that encouraged employees of the Company to create good work environment and to look after their health under the concept "Doing Well by Doing Good".
15 December 2013, executives and the Company’s Investor Relation Department participated in an anti-corruption event "Walk, Run, Ride against Corruption" held by Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand and the Thai Listed Companies Association at Sa Nam Luang, Bangkok to express their power and intention to resist all forms of corruption. This activity was also for the Company to express its intention to support the policy of resisting all forms of corruption.
Furthermore, there were other activities within the organization to increase morale and encourage friendship and good relations among employees throughout the year. These include; merit-making on the occasion of 26th Anniversary of the Company at Wachirayanwongse Building, 2nd Floor, Chulalongkorn Hospital on 13 May 2013; Internal Team Building Activities to support the efficiency and increase potentials of employees within the organization; Expressway Friendly Football Match with the Expressway and Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (ETA) between 5-22 November 2013; Sports Day to foster friendship within the organization on 27 December 2013; and the Honor Ceremony to give honorary medals and plaques to increase morale and to honor employees with good conduct under the concept "Good Engineers, White Engineers".
All these activities mentioned were activities that were participated by employees and the employees were included in planning directions of the work. In 2014, these activities have been planned to be continued.