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BANPU WINS 2020 ASIA SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AWARDS

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Banpu Public Company Limited, a leading international versatile energy provider, won for the first time a Silver class in Asia’s Best SDG Reporting at the 6th Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) in 2020, the most prestigious international awards for corporate sustainability reporting. The recognition affirms another achievement of Banpu’s commitment to conduct its business in line with the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) principles in delivering “Smarter Energy for Sustainability” for all stakeholders, while reinforcing its leadership in transparent reporting of its sustainability performance and reflects its readiness for a resilient future.

Mrs. Somruedee Chaimongkol, Chief Executive Officer of Banpu Public Company Limited, said “Banpu Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards with continuous improvements over the years. Our report contains the Company’s comprehensive overview of sustainability strategies, management approach, and sustainability performance in the topics related to environmental, governance, and social aspects, and demonstrates its linkage the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This truly reflects the Company’s commitment to operate its business as a leader in energy sustainability together with creating long-term value for all stakeholders, which has remained pivotal to our business for almost four decades.”

Banpu integrated its sustainability policy and development plan into the Company’s five-year business plan for 2021-2025, to strengthen its Greener & Smarter strategy. The Company has set the long-term ESG targets towards 2025 with linkage to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Seven SDGs most relevant to the business have been highlighted with objectives to increase positive impact and reduce adverse impact from business operations under a concrete action plan and target timelines. These are Goal 6: clean water and sanitation, Goal 7: affordable and clean energy, Goal 8: decent work and economic growth, Goal 12: responsible consumption and production, Goal 13: climate action, Goal 15: life on land, and Goal 17: partnerships for the goals. More details can be found in the 2020 Sustainability Report on Banpu website. (https://bit.ly/3guDDBu)

With strong dedication to achieve concrete ESG operational goals over the recent years, Banpu has continued to be nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in sustainability, namely, maintained as a member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for seven consecutive years; received “Gold Class” award in Coal & Consumable Fuels sector for seven consecutive years of the SAM Sustainability Award 2021; rated A (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment 2019; listed on the Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI) for the sixth consecutive year from The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET); and achieved Excellent CG Scoring in the Corporate Governance Report of Thai Listed Companies 2020.