Driving Diversity for a Sustainable Delta Thailand
By KK Chong and David Nakayama - Published July 13, 2022
Text by KK Chong and David Nakayama, DET Corp Comm
Many people say “Sustainability” is part of Delta’s DNA, but did you know that sustainability goes far beyond just saving energy or even protecting our environment? The fact is we can preserve our local biodiversity while protecting our diverse communities. We can power our smart cities while empowering our people. People drive our mission to build a better tomorrow and those of us at Delta today and our next-generation tomorrow will be the ones to carry us into the future and build on our legacy of sustainability.
Our world is changing fast and diversity clearly makes more business sense with each passing day. In the 2020 report of a series of studies by McKinsey, it was found that companies with the best gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than companies with the worst. This rate is up from 21% in 2017 and 15% in 2014 which shows the trend is growing.
Thailand is a land with a rich heritage of biodiversity along with cultural and ethnic diversity. Therefore, it is only right that Delta Thailand is highlighting the role of our empowered women, children’s rights and even our LGBT community which has received interest from Delta colleagues around the world and positive attention from international organizations and global partners who value human rights and sustainability.
In this July issue, our theme is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or DEI which is a new and exciting chapter for all of us on our sustainability journey. Our DET Voice series in the Our People section features the first-ever Pride Month video interviews at any Delta company in the world. Four members of our LGBT community bravely take a stand to speak about what Pride means to them.
In our Focus section, we look at the launch of the Delta Smart Farm solution in Thailand to uplift community enterprises. We also highlight the new C6 Innergie adapter launch in the Thailand market and look at the reception by Thai customers at the Taiwan Showcase 2022 in the Onsite section. We also check out the action at the Automotive Summit 2022 with the DET EVCS team and an exclusive interview with our Thailand EIS head.
Over in Australia, we check out Delta’s successful showcase of the latest EV chargers and the Rural Electrification Solution at the Smart Energy 2022 expo. In the Philippines, we catch all the action at the launch event of Datacenter Precision Cooling Solution and the appointment of Super-Aire the national distributor.
In the Up Close section, we introduce our new SEA CHRO Mr. CH. Huang, who shares his unique career experience and vision to make Delta Thailand future-ready by driving diversity and inclusivity in talent development and organizational systems.
The Our Success section informs us why and who DET won two new sustainability awards UL Zero Waste To Landfill Platinum Level and the APAC Global Climate Leaders 2022 by FT, Nikkei and Statista. We also celebrate our recent MOU signing with Thailand’s top energy company PTT for EV and renewable energy development.
In our CSR section, we show the latest MOUs signed between DET and top Taiwan universities as we continue to provide training and internship opportunities for Thai and Southeast Asian students in Taiwan. In part 6 of our sustainable development series, we cover our path from Human Rights protection to the start of DEI in Delta Thailand.
In the Hotspot section, we visit the new landmark of Nakornnnayok, Thailand- Khao Chong Lom. In the Fun section, we can listen to and watch a fun and relaxed chat about what work-life balance really means in the 2nd part of the HR Podcast series. The Announcement section gives updates on our latest intern activity and upcoming training in 2022.
Finally, DET President Jackie Chang gives his thoughts on how we can make Delta Thailand a safe and happy place for each person and shares the latest updates in this month’s Town hall section.