By KK Chong and David Nakayama - Published March 27, 2023
Text by KK Chong and David Nakayama, DET Corp Comm
In 2023, the theme for International Women’s Day is Embracing Equity. This timely theme ties in well to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or DEI initiative that started here in Delta Thailand and is now spreading across our worldwide Delta locations.
With a large female-majority workforce, Delta Thailand is a natural place for the development of DEI. Thailand is a culturally diverse and tolerant society and DET has a strong commitment to Human Rights as indicated by the UN, ILO and RBA.
At our open discussion, DET Sustainable Development Manager Aonthip Aorthong, said, “Equity should be something more fair (than just equality) and fit different expectations of employees according to their unique needs. For example, at Delta we have a breastfeeding corner for mothers. Employees here over 10 years can get long-service awards. Parents can apply for the Delta Family Education Fund not just for themselves but also for their children.”
Around the world we also see progress in diversity with Southeast Asians and South Asians gaining visibility on the world stage. At this year’s historic Oscars, Michelle Yeoh became the first Malaysian and Asian woman to ever win the Best Actress award. Vietnamese co-star Ke Huy Quan won the Best Supporting Actor award. “Elephant Whisperers” by Indian filmmakers won the Best Documentary Short award and the Indian creators of “Naatu Naatu” won the Best Original Song award.
Therefore, in this issue of 360, we have a special International Women’s Day edition of our popular DET Voices mini-podcast. Here six DET women in Production and Admin roles talk frankly about how we can all embrace equity and support women.
In the Focus section, Genalyn Llorando, Country Sales Manager EIS Philippines, shares her exclusive interviews with her female colleagues in the EVCS BU at Delta Taiwan headquarters on the theme-Embracing Equity to the Women of the Past, Today and Tomorrow. We also learn for DET how to hold an office opening to promote the Delta brand with an in-depth look at the Bangkok Grand Opening project.
In the Up Close section, Mr. Benjamin Lin, Delta India President, shares Delta India’s strategic role and how to leverage local talent and cultural awareness to foster an inclusive workplace where all can contribute.
The On-site section features an employee engagement social campaign by Delta India and a look at the Engineering Summit at Dela Australia. In the Philippines, IABG launched the Mounted Pump Drive (MPD) product with their local distributor.
In Thailand, we held the 2023 Southeast Asia Sales Meeting with our Delta sales leaders from across the region. DET Energy Management Team also gave a nationally televised interview about Delta’s progress toward our RE100 targets.
The Our Success section, we celebrates Delta Thailand Best Employer Brand Awards 2023 in the categories of Talent Management and Most-Effective Recruitment Campaign. In the Philippines, we look at two new success cases for EV charging sites.
In the CSR section, we see Delta India’s project to build female bathrooms at a local school. Over in Thailand, we look at two project by Delta volunteers for the renovation and set up a digital library at a rural schools.
Finally, DET President Jackie Chang ushers in the year of the Rabbit with the latest updates and greetings in Townhall.