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dtac launches COVID-19 safety guideline aim to ‘zero accident’

dtac announces its stricter guidelines on Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) as part of the effort to achieve zero accident objective along with prevent the infectious disease among workforce during the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. The move is to promote labor rights in the nation in celebration of Thailand Day for Safety and Health at Work.

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Shared Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer at Total Access Communication Plc or dtac, said: “Respect for labor rights is integral to our business. We strengthen corporate accountability and transparency to promote worker’s rights to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. We aim to raise standards of labor right throughout dtac’s supply chain whether outsourcing staff, vendors, suppliers and business partners. Our action is to create positive impact on societies, meeting our responsible and sustainable business practices.”

dtac’s focus on raising standards for its employees and supply chain means putting health, safety, security and environment at the top of agenda, which is clearly stated in the code of conduct. To align with the company’s position of a responsible employer, the firm has set a strict adherence to zero accident/incident goal through a myriad set of proactive measures in promoting all sorts of business in its supply chain. They can be divided into two measures:

Capacity building, training and raising awareness are organized across the chain of suppliers through Supplier Conduct Principles or SCPs, ensuring health, safety, security and environment standards. For instance, the obligation of personal protective equipment and the rules against forced and child labor.

dtac provides an audit and inspection unit called Supply Chain Sustainability, responsible for monitoring, evaluation and training on health safety principles and the recommendation on the use of on-site personal protective equipment. This is to make sure good health of workers and a safe and secure working condition, mitigating work-related injury or on-the-job death.

In addition, dtac will monitor compliance through a systematic, risk based approach, which may include both announced and unannounced inspections and audits.

In the COVID-19 outbreak, dtac has outlined a specific measure to prevent the spread of the deadly-virus disease. Internally, the company is providing employees with additional insurance coverage for COVID-19 on top of the standard insurance. dtac is also taking many preventive measures in office as well as shops. Whereas every single vendor must show a certificate letter on COVID-19 for those who have a travel record in risk countries. Vendors must provide sanitizer hand gel and face mask for their staff as well as Business Continuity Plan.



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