Ensuring sustainable society is key to achieving sustainable business growth. So, at VGI, we place importance on incorporating social missions within our organisational culture and beyond. In order to drive success and sustainability, not only do we place great emphasis on developing
our human resources – whom are our greatest assets – promoting employee engagement and guaranteeing their safety, we are also committed to taking responsibility
for our advertising media contents by ensuring their accuracy and values to society.
We also commit to provide traceability and accessibility through 100% data coverage of our operations and revenues of our social indicators as reported in the Annual Report (56-1 One Report) and coverage of 62.1% of our total revenue as reported in our ESG Social Performance and Sustainability Report.
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
VGI places great importance on the professional and personal growth of our personnel. To fulfil the vision of becoming the “Pioneering Solutions for Tomorrow,” we are committed to providing adequate hard and soft skills training for our employees at all levels so that they are knowledgeable, competent and skillful, and thus become more effective.
VGI emphasizes that all employees must improve their core competencies in 4 aspects as follows:
At VGI, our employees are the key to our success. As such, our commitment to providing a positive and productive environment for all is of the utmost importance. We respect and promote fundamental human rights at work pursuant to international standards and strictly observe relevant laws and regulations in our recruitment process, performance evaluation, determination and salary increment to ensure fair and equal treatment
as well as fair remuneration for all our staff.
Moreover, VGI has appointed 5 members to be in welfare committee under the Labor Protection Act who represent all employees (100%). The committee have a collective bargaining powers to negotiate the welfare aspects with the company.
VGI regularly arrange various activities to strengthen internal relationship between our executives and employees as we believe good relationship within
the team leads to better performance.
SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES
VGI pays close attention to the health, well-being and safety of all employees. We have put in place a safety management system in compliance with international standards and applicable laws to provide a safe working environment and ensure the highest level of safety for our staff. We also constantly provide safety training to increase knowledge, skills and awareness of safety and health in the workplace, and to instill safety consciousness among
our employees on a regular basis.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT VGI
VGI highly values the importance of occupational health and safety and wellbeing of all employees and their families. The awareness and trend of improving work-life balance of employees has proven to be a major factor for the health and safety of our employees and also improving employee satisfaction and lifestyle. Below are a few of many programmes that VGI provide to their employee’s in order to enhance their work-life balance.
FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS
VGI Employees have been given the opportunity for flexible working hours in order to accommodate their daily work life balance and other commitments. With the appropriate roles and responsibilities of employees that are eligible, they can request with their supervisors and Human Resources Department where they will be assessed on key criteria such as appropriateness and whether this will have impact to business operations. Subject to approving flexible working hours or not, all employees must maintain the number of daily working hours under relevant national labour laws.
WORKING-FROM-HOME ARRANGEMEENTS (WFH)
Work-From-Home (WFH) policy has been applied for employees to reduce the spreading of virus and to also maintain business continuity without disruption in communications within the company and with external organisations and investors. Employees have been given sufficient equipment and software that enable them to execute tasks remotely and efficiently.
Eligible employees who have been with the company for a while can apply for the VGI Child Scholarship Programme in order to support their children’s academic fees and tuition. VGI values and emphasises the importance of academic studies therefore aims to support the opportunity for employee’s children to pursue their academic and future career pathway. These academic scholarships are provided to children in Kindergarten to University students completing their Bachelor’s degree.
VGI realises the importance of work-life balance and relationships of employees within their family especially with caring for their new born child. VGI supports male employees beyond national labour laws on paternity leave, they can request their Human Resources Department for paternity leave up to 10 paid paternity leave days within the first month of their new born child.
At VGI, media oversight is one of our top priorities. We take great effort to ensure the safety, trustworthiness, and values to society of all advertising contents on our platforms, also making sure that they are not in violation of any law or moral code, or may disrupt social order. Thus, our Legal and Compliance Division is tasked with oversight responsibility, where it shall inspect all advertising contents prior to every broadcasting.
VGI MEDIA SHARING
Moreover, VGI consistently utilizes our advertising platforms to promote contents that are beneficial for society, such as current news, weather report, financial news, including gold and gasoline prices, and social activities and campaigns of VGI, our business partners and other entities.
At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, VGI also offered our extensive media space to promote COVID-19 prevention campaigns to help raise awareness and encourage the public to play their part in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.