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Provincial Electricity Authority Conferred Asia’s Most Prominent CSR Awards under Investment in People Category

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media
OutReach - 11 June 2019 - A total of 64 projects and business
leaders across 16 countries in Asia were selected as recipients of Asia Responsible
Enterprise Awards (AREA) 2019, an increase of 19% from last year. Regarded as
the top corporate social responsibility awards in Asia, this year's ceremony
was organized in Taipei, after being held in Macau, Singapore, Bangkok, and
Manila previously.


Organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization
for responsible entrepreneurship in Asia, the AREA aims to recognize and honor
Asian businesses and leaders for championing sustainable and socially
responsible business practices. The award categories are
social
empowerment, investment in people, health promotion, green leadership,
corporate governance, and responsible business leadership. Some of the
dignitaries who graced the event include Mr. Chang San-cheng, former premier of
the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Mr. Hou Yu-Ih, mayor of New Taipei City.

Leading the list of
winners under the investment in people category was Provincial Electricity
Authority (PEA) with their project "1 Tambon 1 Electrician".

PEA's main business is
to produce, procure, deliver, distribute and provide electricity services for
the public, businesses, and industries in order to meet customer needs and
create satisfaction in quality and services. The Company is responsible for
power distribution in 74 provinces and 7,154 districts in Thailand (excluding
Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samutprakarn), and is responsible for operating
electrical management for approximately 510,000 square kilometers, equivalent
to 99% areas of Thailand, with 19.36 million power users.

According to its
collected data, communities have been facing scarcity of professional, skilled
and certified electricians to provide service. Among the local population,
there is a lack of primary electrical knowledge for basic electric repair.
Therefore, when failures in electrical system occurred, locals have always been
reaching to PEA for assistance.

To acknowledge this
issue, "1 Tambon 1 Electrician" project was established to develop professional
skills among electricians to provide electrical system reparation service. With
exceptional skills acquired, it provides more opportunity for electricians to
earn additional income, to develop their potential and to create more career
opportunities.

The "1 Tambon 1
Electrician" project achieved success since January to December 2018. Due to
its success, the duration is set to be proceeded from 2017 to 2020 with the
framework and strategy of conducting discussion with Department of Skill
Development, observing area for its preparedness and appropriations to conduct
the project, conducting seminars to evaluate expectations from affiliated
parties, recruiting eligible electricians to enrol in the program, directing
action plans and assigning tasks to responsible parties, fulfilling training
courses with lecturers from PEA and Department of Skill Development regarding proper,
safe and sufficient electrical usage, quarterly and annual review of the
effectiveness of the project , and observing satisfaction level and concluding
outcome of the project.

Some of the
achievements of the project include arranging training activities for
developing skills in the field of electricians for 2,000 trainees, having at
least 80% of electricians pass the trainings, having properly certified and
licensed electricians for every district, obtaining good public image for PEA,
building good relationship between PEA and the community, generating additional
income and building career of local electricians across Thailand.

As an organization that
recognizes the importance of electricity usage, PEA is dedicated to achieving
its mission in supporting safe and sufficient use of electricity across the
country.


About Enterprise Asia

Enterprise Asia is a
non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in
entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and
social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of
existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise
Asia works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote
competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic
status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and
courage for the future generation. For more information, visit:
https://www.enterpriseasia.org/.


About Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards

The Asia Responsible
Enterprise Awards recognizes and honors Asian businesses for championing
sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship in the categories of Green
Leadership, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Social Empowerment,
Corporate Governance and Responsible Business Leadership. For more information,
visit:
https://enterpriseasia.org/area/.

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