Stakeholder Management

Importance and Mission

  • PTTEP is committed to Stakeholder Management, encompassing individuals, agencies and organizations who affect and/or could be affected by an organization's activities, also who are interested in or relevant to the Company's operations.
  • Clear identification of stakeholder paves way for clear roles and responsibilities of related parties to drive the stakeholder management implementation.

Goals

  • To appropriately manage stakeholder expectation
  • To gain stakeholders' trust, good relationship and engagement

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Management is essential in reducing undesirable impacts and creating positive impacts on society and PTTEP's operations. In this regard, PTTEP has developed a Stakeholder Management Guideline for group-wide implementation, providing guidance to all departments. Stakeholder identification and prioritization enables PTTEP to put in place a proper engagement plan. The proper implementation of stakeholder engagement shall also depend on the situation and the circumstances of each operation.

Issue and Stakeholder Management

One of key success factors for PTTEP to be a sustainable company is to build and strengthen relationships with stakeholders, while mitigating the operational impacts on community and the environment. PTTEP has therefore developed the Issue and Stakeholder Management System (ISMS) as a standardized tool to evaluate social risks for both domestic and international operations. It is a proactive system with a guideline on how to analyze, plan, evaluate, and monitor social impacts. With emphasis on social risk analysis, ISMS demonstrates that social risks can be mitigated by controlling operational impacts on community, initiating or amending existing social programs as appropriate, as well as properly treating stakeholders.

The ISMS framework covers four key processes:

  • Define: Clearly define an objective in relation to internal and external context which may impact the objective.
  • Analyze: Identify, evaluate, and prioritize social risks and stakeholders in order to prepare an issue and stakeholder management plan.
  • Execute: Implement an issue and stakeholder management plan and monitor progress.
  • Evaluate: Evaluate the effectiveness and communicate results to stakeholders.

ISMS is applied throughout project lifecycle from exploration and production to decommissioning. Since 2015, PTTEP has demanded all operating sites operated by PTTEP worldwide analyze social risks with ISMS, which ensures the Management's effective decisions in tackling social issues. To ensure effective deployment, Public Affairs staff of each operating asset shall revisit the social risk analysis and submit a report through ISMS Report Online System to Headquarter annually. Furthermore, on a monthly basis, Public Affairs officers at each location shall monitor the progress and result of engagement activities, and report to Headquarter. ISMS is expected to pinpoint social risks that should be considered in the business decision process. The identification of social impacts through ISMS is also expected to result in the development of an appropriate mitigation plan and social development plan, which enables PTTEP to act in the best interests of stakeholders and the Company.

Stakeholder Engagement

PTTEP has organized activities to engage all key stakeholders relevant to the Company's operations, for clarity in management, communications, cooperation, collaboration, and reciprocal supports. PTTEP categorized stakeholders into nine main groups.

  1. Government Agencies and Regulators: Government agencies, ministries, ministerial departments, and state-owned enterprises on national, regional, and provincial levels, as well as agencies that directly regulate and supervise business operations.
  2. Vendors, Suppliers/Contractors:
    1. Suppliers: Individuals or juristic entities that supply products and services to the Company
    2. Contractors: Individual or juristic entities that are contracted to execute specific tasks as specified in contracts.
  3. Customers: Those who purchase PTTEP's products and services.
  4. Employees: PTTEP and PTTEP Group's personnel
  5. Shareholders, Investment & Financial Institutions and Creditors
  6. Business Partners, Consortium, Joint Ventures
  7. Communities: Community, the government, local authorities, occupational groups and volunteer groups that operate in district, sub-district, and community levels.
  8. Independent/Public Organizations, NGOs and Academics: such as the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST), educational institutions related to business operations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  9. Press and Media: Mass media, news agencies, local and international news stations, social media, public influencers, and bloggers.

Stakeholder Engagement Activities

Stakeholder engagement activities are two-way communication channels that provide the Company an opportunity to hear opinions, concerns, and expectations and to communicate the Company's perspectives and ideas. Stakeholders' issues will be considered, to improve the operational efficiency.

In 2021, PTTEP received no complaint that impeded its operations.

Stakeholder Engagement and Expectation

PTTEP conducts an annual stakeholder inclusiveness survey on the Company's sustainability development issues through interviews and questionnaires. The issues obtained from the stakeholder engagement are input to prioritize and improve the efficiency of our business operations. In 2021, issues raised by stakeholders and our implementation are as follows:

StakeholdersEngagement ApproachStakeholders' Expectation2021 Performance Summary
1. Government agencies, Regulators
  • Case-by-case meetings
  • Monthly meetings with government agencies and local authorities
  • Reporting to government agencies
  • Participation in government networks
  • Emergency plan exercise
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • Systematic joint planning on compliance with government policy and company work program
  • Joint assessment of situations and their impact, to prevent and resolve them before their impact becoming widespread
  • Strictly complied with the relevant laws on business operations
  • Consulted and communicated with government agencies and local authorities to improve understanding
  • Participated in 680 activities organized by government agencies and public organizations
2. Vendors, Suppliers/Contractors
  • Conferences, trainings, and seminars with vendors and suppliers
  • Emergency plan exercise
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • Communication of company policies, working standards and procedures, including communication channels
  • Fair treatment and supplier development program for sustainable development
  • Announced master procurement plan on company's website www.pttep.com
  • Conducted joint meetings, to communicate PTTEP policies and hold Q&A sessions
  • Organized ESG on-site audit with contractors
  • Conducted Road tanker safety strengthen program, to optimize and improve safety processes
3. Customers
  • Adhoc meeting
  • Regular/ quarterly/ yearly meeting
  • Direct contact and online network
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • Product quality (oil & gas): within the agreed specifications
  • Product quantity (oil & gas) as per customer requirement
  • Confidence in plant reliability and integrity to with good plan to deliver stable supply per customer demand.
  • Effective and quick communication
  • Held routine customer engagement activities regardless of COVID-19 situation
  • Followed up all issues raised by customer
  • Coordinated with customer to prepare for G1 project readiness in 2022
  • Average Customer Satisfaction Score for year 2021 is 95% (4.74 from 5)
4. Employees
  • Activities to increase employee engagement through the company's activities
  • The measures to take care of employees during on-going spread of COVID-19 through COVID-19 Taskforce
  • Regular electronic and other online communication.
  • Complaints through various channels as follows
    • Whistleblowing channel
    • The Human Resources policy
  • Increase employee engagement, encourage employees to feel love for the organization and work with the organization with full efficiency.
    • Communication of company policies and directions, including topics relevant to employees and be the important channel that gives employees the opportunity to express constructive opinions
    • Take care of employee physical health and reduce stress from working during Work From Home
  • Employees are safe both physically and mentally, Staff can work efficiently and feel love to the organization.
    • Receive report on the situation. and give advice from the company's medical team on issues related to the COVID-19 epidemic situation.
    • To reduce exposure to spreading of the virus and align with The New Way of Working.
    • To keep employees safe, assist staff in gaining access to COVID-19 screening.
    • To safeguard and ensure that staff are able to work together safely.
    • To take care and encourage employees to take precautions to protect themselves from the risk of contracting COVID-19.
    • Take care of employees' mental health and stress levels.
    • Raise awareness of the PTTEP Club and reduce stress during Work From Home or rotation staff members that have a longer rotation cycle due to the need to quarantine before entering the working area in the situation of COVID-19.
  • Improvement of understanding of EP SPIRIT core values.
  • Prevention of anti-corruption and misconduct reports impact to stakeholders.
  • Adapted the format of activities to align with digital transition and the New Way of Working.
    • Held 8 "CEO's live activity" sessions.
    • Held Fit Firm Fun 2021 activity to encourage employees to take care of their physical health during the COVID-19 situation, reduced stress from working during Work From Home and promoted EP SPIRIT values "Responsibility for Society" which converted the number of all employees participating in the event into donations for dealing with COVID-19 situations.
  • Measures to take care of employees' physical and mental health to ensure that staff work together safely and connected to the company.
    • Provided the report and monitored the situation closely. Provided medical advice from the company's medical team. Held 4 "Live" sessions and E-mails to communicate to all employees on issues related to the COVID-19 epidemic situation.
    • Allowed staff to Work From Home and reduced number of staff to enter the PTTEP offices.
    • Provided mobile COVID-19 testing vehicles.
    • Provided alternative vaccines to cover employees, families and contractors working in our areas of operation. Also provided is a 3rd shot (Booster Dose) vaccine for employees.
    • Delivered necessary items during the COVID-19 situation to employees at their residences, which contributed face masks, ATK test kits, digital thermometers, and paniculate.
    • Held Sabaijaidee project. Staff can request a consultation through various channels 24 hours a day, such as telephone Hot line, Video call via Application, or can make an appointment for a face-to-face consultation as well. And in 2021, The Sabaijaidee live project which held 7 times by inviting speakers from outside to provide knowledge, advice on mental care and stress management. Monthly articles about mental health care are issued for employees. Psychology and stress tests have been added to the WeConnect system so employees can assess their stress at any time and can contact someone for advice immediately.
    • Held 5 Club "Fine" Day activity sessions.
  • Continued to work on embedding EP SPIRIT in employees.
  • 9 complaint issues have been settled completely.
5. Shareholders, Investment & Financial Institutions and Creditors
  • Annual General Shareholders' Meeting
  • Analyst meetings
  • Shareholder and investor roadshows
  • Quarterly journals
  • Visits by shareholders to company operations sites
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • Business growth and fair returns
  • Accurate, complete, thorough and timely information
  • Held 4 analyst meetings on a quarterly basis
  • Participated in 7 Opportunity Day and SET Digital Roadshow sessions (arranged by SET)
  • Held 24 virtual roadshows/conferences with domestic and international shareholders and investors such as U.S., U.K., Singapore and Hong Kong
  • Held 10 investor meetings and conference calls
  • Held 1 knowledge sharing sessions for investors
  • Published 4 quarterly journals
6. Business Partners, Consortium, Joint Ventures
  • Quarterly meeting
  • Direct contact and online networking
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • Clear business direction for future collaboration
  • Business growth with compliance and transparent manner
  • Continued using existing channels engagement
  • Mutually achieved business targets as planned
7. Communities
  • Monthly meetings with local associations and organizations
  • Community field visits
  • Public hearings
  • Emergency plan exercise
  • Whistleblowing through organizational representatives and CG hotline
  • Effective communication channels to receive company information
  • Correct understanding on the objectives of company activities, to formulate shared community development plan
  • Continued using existing channels engagement
  • Developed community projects to address the needs of the stakeholders in accordance with PTTEP social development strategy
  • Participated in 277 community activities
8. Independent/Public Organizations, NGOs, Academics
  • PTTEP Membership of various organizations
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • Collaboration to drive forward sustainable development
  • Participated in activities of various sustainability organizations
9. Press and Media
  • Communication via traditional media including television, radio, newspaper and magazine, as well as online and social media
  • Whistleblowing through CG hotline
  • To be acknowledged for PTTEP progress with accurate and timely information
  • Communicated on PTTEP progress and movement through mass media and owned channels regarding
    • The continued support of innovation development, medical supplies and funding against COVID-19.
    • Business progress including new discoveries, new acquisitions, social contribution and environment preservation, innovation & technology as well as new strategic plan
  • Issued press releases, advertorial, organized/co-organized interviews, press conferences, and developed TV scoops over 120 times
  • Published 127 social media posts on owned channels (Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn)
  • Published news updates on PTTEP website under "Media corner" with total page views of 77,832

Stakeholder Complaint Management

Grievance Mechanisms

PTTEP puts in place various complaint-receiving channels to facilitate stakeholders. At operation sites, stakeholders can send complaints directly to the on-site External Relations staff, Operation staffs or to PTTEP staff at Headquarters. Currently, there are two mechanisms for reporting complaints:

1. Incident Management System (IMS): Having trained officers register incidents or community's complaints to a web-based system.

2. PTTEP website: Grievances can be filed on "Contact Us" web page or to Hotline number +66 (0) 2537-4000, which gather all reports. Business functions can monitor relevant issues for remedial actions, by accessing PTTEP Whistleblowing System.

In addition, PTTEP has developed the Grievance Handling Guideline as a formal process to handle stakeholders' complaints on impacts from PTTEP's operations or activities. Furthermore, monitoring of issues or complaints of operating assets is conducted on quarterly basis to ensure that each complaint is addressed and resolved in a timely manner. While IMS is used to monitor the handling of complaints, Grievance Record Form will keep track of the handling until the complaints are resolved.

For more information, please visit Grievance Handling Guideline

Social Impact Management

Uplifting a sense of responsible operations under international safety standards and commitment towards sustainable and mutual growth, PTTEP conducts a comprehensive risk and social impact assessment for all levels of operations. This is done in order to determine safety measures; reduce/eliminate risks and/or impacts that may occur in the line of work; identify stakeholders that may be affected directly or indirectly by the operations; formulate communications plan with stakeholders; and prepare project communication brochures containing information on possible impacts, mitigation measures and channels for inquiries, complaints, community concerns and suggestions. Any complaints, concerns, or suggestions will be used improve actions and business plans, to minimize impacts on community and stakeholders.

In the event that a stakeholder was bothered and/or suffered losses from the Company's operations, the stakeholder/the affected person can file a complaint directly to the staff of the Company and/or contractors through the channels specified in the project communication brochure. Upon receiving the complaint, PTTEP will contact relevant unit to make an on-site investigation, evaluate the impact/loss and devise a plan to eliminate, mitigate and compensate the loss (if any). Then, the Company will inform the complainant and relevant parties of the action plans and seek their acknowledgement of the solution/mitigation plan and compensation (if any). Action plans will then be implemented immediately as specified in Stakeholder Management Guideline.

Relocation

Petroleum exploration and production activities sometimes require access to public or private properties. Gaining the access often leads to the relocation of dwelling or places to make a living and stakeholders have to witness loss of assets, housing, or sources of income.

In gaining the access, PTTEP aims to receive the full consent of landlords or land users rather than through law enforcement. PTTEP Involuntary Resettlement Guideline, as shown below, has been developed as a guideline for the implementation of key activities to minimize the impacts of relocation and maintain relationship with stakeholders. PTTEP has so far never forced the relocation of any community. Nevertheless, an involuntary resettlement process has been put in place to oversee the process and assess the effectiveness.

 

For more information, please visit Involuntary Resettlement Guideline

Preservation of Culture and Indigenous Peoples

Committed to sustainably growing along with community and society, PTTEP respects rights, equality, and ethnic diversity in all operating areas. In all operational procedures, PTTEP has identified stakeholders involved with the operations and/or project implementation, taking into account the impacts on community and indigenous peoples' ways of life, beliefs, cultures, and traditions. Stakeholder identification helps in communication planning and the process to build understanding, educate, support and/or foster acceptance. The process entails communications with stakeholders; and the preparation of project communication brochures in easy-to-understand local languages which contain possible impacts from the project and/or prevention/mitigation measures, as well as channels for inquiry and/or complaint or community concerns and suggestions. All concerns and suggestions are used to improve measures and/or project implementation plans, to minimize impacts on the ways of life of stakeholders, community and indigenous peoples.

In the event that an individual of an Indigenous Peoples group was bothered and/or suffered losses from the Company's operations, the individual/Indigenous Peoples group can file a complaint directly to the staff of the Company and/or contractors through the channels specified in the project communication brochure. Upon receiving the complaint, PTTEP will contact relevant unit to make an on-site investigation, evaluate the impact/loss and devise a plan to eliminate/mitigate/compensate the loss (if any). Then, the Company will inform the complainant and relevant parties of the action plans and seek their acknowledgement of the solution/mitigation plan and compensation (if any). Action plans will then be implemented immediately as specified in Stakeholder Management Guideline.