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SET News :Thai 12 listed firms granted 2015 sustainability awards, ...
SET News 107/2015 October 16, 2015 Thai 12 listed firms granted 2015 sustainability awards, "Thailand Sustainable Investment" list announced today BANGKOK, October 16, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) grants "SET Sustainability Award 2015," for 12 listed companies with outstanding performance in sustainability development and enhancing the development of social enterprise, while disclosing the list of 51 listed companies selected for "Thailand Sustainability Investment", which is list of stocks with prime performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects. SET President Kesara Manchusree stated that today SET organized the first "SET Sustainability Awards 2015" event, presided over by Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong, granting the special awards to listed companies with prime performance on ESG aspects, to honor them so they can inspire others. This would form a solid foundation and increase competitive capabilities for listed firms, as part of SET's commitment to drive the Thai capital market toward sustainability." "The awards will have two categories, which are "SET Sustainability Awards 2015" generating to nine listed companies consisting of Banpu pcl (BANPU), PTT pcl (PTT), PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), QTC Energy pcl (QTC), Somboon Advance Technology pcl (SAT), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), Sri Trang Agro-Industry pcl (STA), Thai Optical Group pcl (TOG) and Thai Oil pcl (TOP), recognizing their excellence in operating businesses with the best sustainability practices, growing business sustainably with good governance and being role models for others. Another one is "SET Social Enterprise Investment Awards" granting to Bangchak Petroleum pcl (BCP), L.P.N. Development pcl (LPN), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), and SE-Education pcl (SE-ED), to honor their support to social enterprises both in cash and in kind," said Kesara. In this event, SET also announced "Thailand Sustainability Investment", a list of 51 listed companies that have passed the assessment process in sustainability, to be used as decision-making tool for responsible investors who preferably aim at long-term returns. The list's assessment methodology has been designed in accordance with international practices. It is significant that among the 51 SET listed firms on this "Thailand Sustainability Investment" list, 13 of them have already been selected into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). For more information about SET Sustainability Awards 2015, please visit SET website: www.set.or.th , or call SET Social Responsibility Center (SR Center): 0 2229 2610, 0 2229 2628, or e-mail: SRcenter@set.or.th. SET "Towards the 5th Decade of Sustainable Wealth for Thais" ______________________________________________________________________