CSR briefs

business August 10, 2014 01:00

By The Nation

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Lessons on steel by Sahaviriya

Sahaviriya Steel Industries employees are teaching a new subject “steel in daily life” at Wat Napakkuang School and Chamuang School in Bang Saphan, Prachuap Khiri Khan.   
The subject was initiated by the schools and the company, with it taught to students in Pratom 4-6.
The aim is to utilise local resources as tools to enhance students’ knowledge and enhance their learning performance while encouraging communication creativity.  Students will have six hours of the subject each year.   
It was previously taught at Ban Ta Kham School in 2012 and Ban Donsamrand School in 2013. 
First step in entrepreneurship
More than 100 Grade 12 students took their first steps in the world of business at the International Trade Workshop recently. The event was organised by FedEx Express and Junior Achievement Thailand. 
The students participated in the 2014 FedEx/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge – a multi-phased programme designed to inspire Thai youths to pursue their business or career dreams.
Their entrepreneurial journey began with a workshop hosted by business experts, who shared their experience in trade, finance, marketing and other areas related to business. 
In addition, students were tasked with finding solutions to real life business issues in team challenge events. 
To extend their commercial education, the students developed a new product and business plan in stage two of the programme from June 29 to July 13.
Eight teams were selected to present their ideas to a panel of judges at the International Trade Challenge in Bangkok last Friday. The top three teams will represent Thailand in competing against students from eight other Asia-Pacific destinations at the regional finals in Hong Kong on August 17-21.
CG Thailand website revamped
The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a new version of the CG Thailand website.
CG Thailand (www.cgthailand.org) is an information centre on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and anti-corruption as well as listed firms and supporting the sustainable development of Thai capital market. 
Vorapol Socatiyanurak, SEC secretary-general, said the revamped website also served as the information centre on laws, regulations and practices in support of sustainable development to help promote international recognition of Thailand’s capital market. 
The website also provides information on corporate social responsibility.
AC Corner has been set up as a communication channel with audit committees while the website has become a comprehensive source of important information relevant to listed companies.
These include financial conditions and operational results, reports on changes in securities holding, reports on the acquisition and disposal of securities, and tender offer records. “The SEC is determined to promote sustainable development of the Thai capital market through a number of measures and implementations,” Vorapol said. “The CG Thailand website has been developed to provide listed firms and investors with a single point of access to relevant sources of information.”