Depending on the scope of a particular campaign, the number and variety of initiatives aim to engage society as a whole. Since individuals and communities are the foundations of a society, Bangchak aims to mold civic and community participation among youths. Community empowerment can be seen in the Bangchak Cooperation Service Station Project which has been ongoing for over 25 years.
CSR, both in-process and after-process, add value in to the company by creating a balance between business returns, and value to society and the environment. In-process CSR aims to minimise adverse effects from business operations, while maintaining business returns for investors and shareholders. The transparency, accountability, and auditability of these processes are the foundations of a company that is known for its responsibility and trustworthiness from years of dedicated improvement for its stakeholders.
On a larger scale, Bangchak’s promotion of renewable energy and clean energy has resulted in the widespread adoption of renewable energy in Thailand, and progressive state policies that promote the development and expansion of renewable energy on a national level. The company’s initiatives with communities and agricultural cooperatives across the country has brought great improvement to the quality of life of farmers, and creates a mutual and intimate trust between these communities and the company, making Bangchak an integral part of Thai society.
Aside from in-process CSR projects that integrate CSR goals into the day-to-day business operations of the company, the numerous other CSR/CSV programmes are employee-initiated and supported by Bangchak’s management. Programmes such as the Bangchak School Lunch Programme was initiated by employees who wanted to contribute to the development of children in local schools, who are often from underprivileged families. CSR activities are supported by employees in a volunteer capacity because often these activities take place after work or on weekends. CSR participation has also been incorporated into employee KPls, with superiors expected to allow time for employees to participate in CSR activities.