The telecommunications industry is an enormous network with complex supply chains. And suppliers of all sizes play a part in ensuring responsible business practices. Managing a supply chain with sustainability in mind is not only better for the environment, it requires inclusive and fair employment, while creating more jobs locally.
dtac’s core activities require the company to work with a large number of suppliers, especially in network operations. It is thus vital to conduct risk assessments of our suppliers and provide them with training with the end goal of raising their standards at every tier.
In addition, 87% of survey respondents from larger organizations (with more than 10,000 employees) and 76% from smaller firms (with less than 100 employees) said that their companies have either improved or maintained their sustainability supply chain management.
When working with suppliers and business partners, dtac places great importance on five key goals:
1. Zero incidents causing death or severe injuries
2. Zero incidents causing grave pollution to the environment
3. Zero human rights violations
4. A hygienic and well-balanced work environment5. Zero corruption
The COVID-19 outbreak has put unprecedented pressure on global supply chains while also increasing the need for mobile connectivity. For dtac, the challenge is to guarantee the health and safety of its network operations teams and respective suppliers. One of them is BB Technology Company Limited (BBtec), an integrated telecom operator in the Benchachinda Group, which has been providing cell site installation and maintenance services for dtac for more than ten years. BBtec has joined dtac in a zero-incident mission to improve supply chain management in its network operations.