By KK Chong and David Nakayama - Published July 26, 2023
Three years ago, we took the pioneering step to invite the LGBT community at Delta Thailand to share their views on Pride Month. This was the first time for any Delta employees at any location worldwide could speak on a company platform on what Pride means to them.
This small step proved to be the catalyst to propel our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or DEI initiative forward, which is now spreading across our worldwide Delta locations. Of course, the recognition of our LGBT community at Delta would never have been possible without our preexisting efforts to empower and uplift women and other under-represented groups at Delta.
As powerful and disruptive technologies like AI and Automation reshape our world and even compete with humans for work, it’s important to note that our company’s ESG focus remains steadfast. That is, to improve the lives of all humans through innovations and social contributions for a better tomorrow. Let’s join hands to break the reactionary chains of corruption and bias that plague society and make progress towards a more transparent, fair and empowering future!
In this issue of 360, we bring you our third Pride Month special edition of our popular DET Voices mini-podcast. Here four members of our LGBT community talk frankly about how we can all support diversity and what “Pride” means to them personally.
In the Focus section, Jasmine Chew, Administrative Executive, shares in-depth her working experiences in the Field Service Department of Delta Singapore. Lorene Lim, Marketing Executive, reports on all the action at the launch of the S$24m Delta Electronics and NTU Lab for Advanced Robotics.
In the Up Close section, Mr. Alan Chou, Delta Industrial Automation Regional Business Director, shares his personal story of growth from engineering to sales and his leadership of our industrial automation (IA) business growth in Southeast Asia with local teams.
In the On-site section we visit Delta Australia’s team at World Mining Congress to unveil the pit-to-port ecosystem that consists of various technologies and solutions that help mining companies to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve safety. Over in the Philippines, Delta officially launched DC and AC EV chargers at Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc- Subic Station at the opening ceremony titled-Plug Into the Future!
In Thailand, Delta Thailand was at Manufacturing Expo 2023 with Universal Instruments to showcase automation solutions for low-carbon manufacturing. Delta also the Bank of Thailand to the Delta headquarters at Samutprakarn. The visit aimed to encourage dialogue on economic and industry development and understand Delta’s business in Thailand.
The Our Success section, we go to the “Exploring Sustainability Through 8K Technology” event to see how Delta showcased the world-class Digital Projection INSIGHT Laser 8K projector at a screening of the country’s first 8K documentary at CentralWorld Shopping Center. We also celebrate Delta Thailand joining 100 of Thailand’s best-performing companies/funds/trusts in the 2023 Thaipat Institute ESG100 Universe.
In the CSR section, we see how Delta Thailand joins the “CHOICEISYOURS 2023” competition by BMW Group Thailand aiming to encourage Thai students to design projects based on the "Circular Economy" concept (REduce, REuse, REthink, and Recycle). We also have an interview of Mr. Benjamin Lin, President, Delta Electronics India, about India’s ESG landscape published in the Times of India blog.
Finally, DET President Jackie Chang reminds us of why sustainable growth is more important than stock prices and why diversity is a key to our future growth in the Townhall column.