Anti-Corruption Policy

Anti-Corruption Policy (IOD Policy)
The Premier Group of Companies joined the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand by signing the declaration of intent to oppose corruption, which has guidelines for best practice called the “Code of Conduct for Business” or Business Integrity and Transparency Principles for the Private Sector in fighting corruption.

Companies participating in the project must declare their intention and complete a self-evaluation tool comprising 71 indicators, 58 indicators of which are mandatory. The Company must fully complete all mandatory evaluation questions. Towards this end, the Company is committed to complete the process to obtain certification by December 2013.

Premier Marketing Public Company Limited operates by giving precedence to corporate governance under the management framework of business integrity, transparency and accountability; specifically for processes that are related to or are at risk of corruption within the Company and corruption in all forms, whether directly or indirectly.

Operating Guidelines in accordance with the Anti-Corruption Policy
  1. The directors, management and employees of the Company and its business lines are prohibited from performing, accepting or supporting corruption in any form, whether directly or indirectly.  This shall be applicable to all companies in the consumer products business line, including all related contractors and sub-contractors. Regular reviews on compliance with the anti-corruption policy shall be made, as well as reviews on implementation to ensure compliance with the policy, practices, regulations, rules, notifications, laws and business changes.

  2. The anti-corruption standard is part of business operation and it is the duty and responsibility of the Company’s board of directors, management, supervisors, employees at all levels and suppliers or sub-contractors to express their opinion regarding the practice on the implementation of the anti-corruption actions to ensure achievement of compliance with the policy set.

  3. The Company formulated its anti-corruption measures in accordance with related laws, including the principles of moral. Risk assessment was conducted on activities that are related or at risk for corruption and the results were used in preparing the operating guidelines for all related parties.

  4. The Company does not offer or support bribery in any form in all activities under its supervision, including supervision of charitable contributions, political contributions, and the offer of gifts in business transactions, and supports various activities with transparency and without the intention of convincing officials of the government or private sector to undertake inappropriate actions.

  5. The Company has appropriate internal control with regular reviews in order to prevent improper practices by employees, especially in sales, marketing and procurement.

  6. The Company provides knowledge on anti-corruption to its directors, management and employees to promote integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility in fulfilling their duties, and to show the Company’s commitment.

  7. The Company has in place mechanisms for transparent and accurate financial reporting.

  8. The Company has provided a variety of communication channels for employees and stakeholders to raise concerns and report suspicious circumstances with confidence of being protected from punishment, unfair transfer or harassment in any way, as well as appoint person(s) to investigate and monitor the complaints.

Whistle-Blowing Measures and Whistle-Blower Protection Mechanisms

               The Company requires that executives at all levels assume responsibility for ensuring that employees under their supervision acknowledge, understand and comply rigorously with the code of conduct and policy/regulations/requirements of the Company, the principles of good corporate governance and various laws. The Company has determined the procedures for consideration and investigation of grievances or complaints that are systematic, transparent and accountable so that the complainants will have trust and confidence in a fair investigation process.

               In order to treat all stakeholders equally and with fairness, the Company has set up channels for whistle-blowing, complaints, suggestions or recommendations that indicate that the stakeholders are affected or are at risk of being affected by any action that may cause damages for all groups of stakeholders arising from its business operations or violation of laws, rules, regulations and the code of conduct by its employees, as well as behaviors that may indicate fraud, unfair treatment, or careless or reckless actions. Whistle-blowing or filing of complaints together with details and evidences can be made through the following channels:

               •   Audit Committee
               •   The Company Secretary

              Premier Marketing Public Co., Ltd.
              No.1 Premier Corporate Park, Soi Premier 2, Srinakarin Road
              Nong-bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250
              Telephone : 02 - 3011569
              Facsimile : 02 – 7482063
              Email : Teerapol@pfc.premier.co.th

              The whistle-blowers or filers of complaints that are employees, customers, individuals hired for work by the Company or other groups of stakeholders who are whistle-blowers will have their rights protected and defended according to the law or the guidelines set by the Company.