The Board of Directors stresses on the internal control system and internal audit in both management and operational levels. The Board of Directors and the management are directly responsible for providing and maintaining internal control system, and evaluating the sufficiency of the internal control. The internal control consists of five components: organization and environment, risk management, operational control of management, information system and communication, and monitoring system. These components help determine business direction, developinformation and communication to ensure well-informed decisions, divide authority and determine the financial approval for each management level, and set clear operational procedure for each line of work. These areas of control also determine ethical practice, set transaction process to prevent conflict of interest with any parties, ensure appropriate access to information, and uphold the generally accepted accounting principles which support the work of independent auditors.
Assessment of Sufficiency for Internal Control
The Board has considered the assessment of the sufficiency of the internal control systems of the Company for 2017 with details 5 sections as follow:
The company regularly conducts risk management to establish external and internal risk factors which may impact the company. All risks are properly handled and closely followed up. The company has the policy to control risks and maintain follow-up measures to reduce risk for the company.
Executive meetings are held monthly or when emergency case arises. There are also channels to communicate organization-wide to urge staff to observe risk management measures. Risks are also prioritized for systematic response. Follow-up mechanism is established to make sure the compliance of risk management plan with indicators for relevant risks. This will be reported to the board every month.
The Board of Directors has established internal audit department who Mr. Nipon Sunthrajarn is internal audit Manager to enhance internal control and compliance to the regulations. This department gives advice to other departments by encouraging self control.
Control on Inside Information
The company requires that its executives, member of the board and the employees adhere to the ethical use of inside information. The information, especially the trading of the company’s shares, must be kept confidential. The measures to prevent the use of inside information for personal gain are following:
PricewaterhouseCoopers ABAS Ltd., has previously been approved by the Board of Directors’ Meeting and the Shareholders’ Meeting as an auditor of the Company and the Company’s subsidiaries on the year 2017, the Audit Committee has considered the duty to review and audit the financial statements of the Company and of the Company’s subsidiaries, the Audit Committee then proposed to fix the Auditor’s remuneration of the Company and the Company’s subsidiaries are fixed at the amount of not exceeding Baht 7,540,000
Comparison of the Company and Subsidiaries
|1. Auditor Remuneration of company||3,761,000 Baht||4,060,000 Baht|
|2. Auditor Remuneration of company and subsidiaries||7,270,000 Baht||7,540,000 Baht|
|3. Other fee||- None -||- None -|
The Board of Directors has considered and applied CG Code to the company’s business with responsibilities and discretion that CG Code has complied with 37 principles.