BANPU Awarded the RobecoSAM Industry Leader, Industry Mover and Gold Class 2016 Strengthening Its Commitment to Sustainability
Banpu Public Company Limited, one of Asia’s leading energy companies, maintains its position as Industry Leader in Coal and Consumable Fuels as well as being awarded the Industry Mover and Gold Class classification by the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability, ‘The Sustainability Yearbook’ 2016 by RobecoSAM. As one of the top-scoring companies for its excellent sustainability performance in the industry globally, Banpu has also qualified for inclusion in the renowned yearbook for the second consecutive year.
Ms. Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO of Banpu Public Company Limited said, “We are proud to receive such an honorable achievement. To be one among three leading Thai companies from over 3,000 companies invited by RobecoSAM and to be included in the Yearbook, which has been recognized as the world’s most distinguished publication on corporate sustainability, is an honor. This reflects our strong commitment to ‘sustainability’ throughout our business, wherever we operate.”
Banpu started working on a sustainable development policy ten years ago. To support this, a Sustainable Development Committee was then set up two years later to focus on analyzing the company’s strategic position and sustainable growth direction in order to define a set of common goals that reflect Banpu’s overall sustainable objectives. Banpu’s Sustainable Development Report was released for the first time in 2012. For more information about latest edition of Banpu’s Sustainable Development Report, please visit www.banpu.com
“At Banpu, sustainability means long-term existence. We aim to create sustainable growth and development for society, the environment and our stakeholders. We believe that being proactive, striving for quality and excellence in both the development of people and business process, developing an internationally accepted framework and flexibility are all fundamental to sustainable growth and help us to remain a regional player in the industry. We are committed to driving our company towards a truly sustainable future and this is reflected in our five-year plan leading up to 2020,” Ms. Somruedee added.
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According to RobecoSAM, the Sustainability Yearbook lists the world’s top 15 percent of sustainable companies in each industry, as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The Sustainability Yearbook provides thought-provoking snapshots of the main trends, challenges and opportunities that bridge the gap between corporate sustainability and sustainability investing. In addition, the 2016 Yearbook also looks back at how the CSA and the criteria have evolved over the years against a background of political and economic developments, environmental challenges, regulatory changes and scientific breakthroughs. To find out more about the 2016 Sustainability Yearbook please visit: http://yearbook.robecosam.com/
Banpu is a coal-mining and power generation group with a presence in eight countries across the Asia-Pacific region: Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, China, Mongolia and Japan.