By THE NATION
Soopachai Nillawan, chief executive of NEN360 Co Ltd, together with Kritthi Manolayakun, managing director of Music Application JOOX and Warawut Jenthanakul, chief executive of Zense Entertainment Co Ltd, announced the launch of eight new singles of the last eight contestants at the Country Idol Season 1 program to be listened at the first place on the JOOX application music from today onwards. The new single launch will be conducted along with activities set to invite votes "Country Idol", the first of Thailand through music application JOOX. By this project, NEN 360 is responsible for music production, including the development and in charge for the promotion of the group of eight finalists from the Country Idol Season 1 program to become full professional singers.
CP Foods and BKP encourage suppliers to achieve sustainable labour practices
Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CP Foods) and its subsidiary Bangkok Produce Merchandising PCL (BKP) have teamed up with Thailand’s Department of Labour Protection and Welfare to improve labour practice of local suppliers, ensuring traceability and sustainability of both companies’ supply chain.
BKP, which provided the raw materials for CP Foods, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare to jointly develop stakeholders in its supply chain to apply sustainable practices for workers under “The Joint Development Project for Suppliers to Achieve Thai Labour Standard”.
The public-private project aims at improving well-being of workers as well as ensuring a fair treatment toward all labours in Thailand.
Wiwat Tanhong, Director General of the Department, said the department will arrange training and workshop to CP Foods’ suppliers. The project will focus on providing concerned knowledge on labour management including recruitment and selection, working hours, welfare and benefits, fair practices as well as child labour, forced labour and human-trafficking protection. In addition, it will also encourage those companies to realize more on safety environment in line with Thai Labour Standard (TLS).
“The government has a clear goal to develop efficiency and effectiveness of Thai labour to meet with Thai laws and international labour standards. We aim to upgrade their living standards and strengthen suppliers’ businesses through sustainable operation focusing on labour management system under TLS. This will create sustainable benefits to Thailand in term of economy, society and export competitiveness in global arena,” he noted.