AMCHAM CSR Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Over six hundred corporate executives and government leaders gathered for the AMCHAM CSR Excellence Awards, which honor the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of member companies. Michael Heath, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, and H.E. Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs and former Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, presided over the awards on November 18, recognizing companies with a demonstrated commitment to conducting business responsibly and giving back to society.

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath congratulated the assembled companies for their efforts in soft diplomacy, noting that they “illustrate what American companies do so well – engaging in sustainable business practices that improve the lives of your employees, as well as the wellbeing of the communities in which you operate”, following the principles of “doing well by doing good”.

AMCHAM CSR Excellence Recognition is awarded to AMCHAM member companies for their long-term efforts to support Thailand’s sustainable development. Qualifying companies have CSR programs with measurable results that create both economic and social gains for a year or more, high levels of employee involvement, and strong strategic partnerships with Thai organizations. The company mission must also align closely with the goals of the CSR activities. Special designations are also given to firms that have met the rigorous judging standards for three or more consecutive years (Silver); five or more consecutive years (Gold); or ten or more consecutive years (Platinum).

A judging panel made up of senior business executives and government officials selected three projects to receive Special Awards:

  • Procter & Gamble won the The Ambassador’s Award for Excellence in Thai-U.S. Partnership for their project “Annual Thailand Wholesale and Retail 4.0 Business Conference.” Presented by Michael Heath, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, this award recognizes a CSR project that promotes U.S-Thai partnerships that bring U.S. knowledge, expertise, or best practices to Thailand.
  • Bank of Ayudhya won or the Excellence in Project Supporting Thai Development for their project “Krungsri Financial Literacy Programme”. Presented by H.E. Dr Kobsak Pootrakool, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs, this award recognizes excellence in CSR programming that supports a specific Thai government objective.
  • MQDC won the Excellence in CSR Projects Award for their project “Resurrection of Urban Canal System for Bangkok”- presented by current and former AMCHAM Presidents Gregory Bastien of American Axle and Jeffrey Nygaard of Seagate Technology.

In 2019, AMCHAM Thailand also welcomed the first group of candidates eligible for Platinum Recognition Status. In honor of their sustained commitment to Thai society, these candidates were invited to compete for the first People’s Choice Awards, determined by vote across the entire AMCHAM membership. There were two award winners representing two budget categories, recognizing that social impact can be achieved at every scale.

Since the introduction of the AMCHAM CSR Excellence Awards, it has become a signature AMCHAM program, and has been adopted in other countries around the region, including Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar. In 2019, almost 80 companies applied for the awards, and 68 companies met the rigorous qualification standards for recognition. For the complete list, please scroll down.

AMCHAM CSR Excellence Recognition Recipients

Platinum Status

Chevron Exploration & Production
Citi Thailand
Grand Hyatt Erawan
Minor International
Santa Fe
Seagate Technology
WHA Industrial Development

Gold Status

Accenture Solutions
Bank of Ayudhya
Baxter Healthcare
Bumrungrad Hospital
Cargill Siam
Central Food Retail
Cisco Systems
Conrad Bangkok
Diageo Moet Hennessy
Dow Chemical
FedEx Express
General Motors
Johnson & Johnson
KFC Thailand
Laguna Resorts & Hotels
Marriott Thailand Business Council
Mondelez International
MQDC Magnolia
Procter & Gamble Trading
Samitivej Hospital
Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Standard Chartered Bank
Western Digital

Silver Status

Nu Skin
Renaissance Hotel
Robere & Associates
Sri-Trang Agro-Industry
The Athenee Hotel

CSR Recognition

American Axle & Manufacturing
Baker & McKenzie
Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit
Bayer Holding
Diversey Hygiene
Foster Wheeler
Herbalife Nutrition
Jeunesse Global
Philip Morris
Phuket Hotel Association
Raja’s Fashions
Syngenta Crop Protection
TCC Technology
Thai Rayon
The St. Regis Bangkok


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