On Thursday, December 3, 2020. Mr. Prida Tiasuwan, Board Chairman of Pranda Jewelry Public Company Limited attended the 4th National Dialogue on Business and Human Rights in the Post COVID-19 World under the topic of the challenging actions about the human rights impacts arising from business operations during the COVID-19 outbreak: learning from experiences and sharing best practices in addressing risk management and human rights impacts.
Mr. Prida said that “Since March, Pranda has handled the COVID-19 outbreak. First, the company has established a committee to control the COVID-19 situation. Second, they have increased awareness and knowledge of the COVID-19 impacts such as using different types of media to provide information and teaching employees to make their own face masks. Third, they also created measures to cope and prevent the company such as organizing a big cleaning day frequently and sterilizing all materials before importing. Lastly, the company has always emphasized on the physical and mental health of employees. There is a no-layoff policy during the crisis to ensure a stable job for employees.” In the end, Mr. Prida talked about the ‘new normal’ which could happen in the post-COVID-19 era.
“The way we work will never be the same again, robots and AI systems will have a fundamental impact on global labor. In the future, large factories will mainly use AI in the manufacturing sector. Work from home will be a trend in the future of Work. People will pay more attention to sanitation and cleanliness. The most important things for business in the future are social contact, collaboration in the workplace, and decentralization. The issue that should be watched and addressed is environmental degradation, a new pandemic may arise from the degradation of natural resources.”This meeting was held at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Centralworld Bangkok.