Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

Global Spotlight focuseemployees from the Mitsubishi Companies who are excelling in their respective fields around the world. In each issue we will get to know different employees, who will tell us about their hometowns, businesses, culture, and pastimes.

I work in the London office for the securities business, but have responsibility for further afield as I manage corporate communications across the international securities business. Supported by a wonderful team based in New York, Hong Kong and in London also, the corporate communications team is responsible for all internal and external communications, brand, and CSR-related activity for the international securities business. In working closely with our colleagues in the corporate bank and in Tokyo, a key focus for the team and I over the last few years has been raising the profile of the MUFG brand \ both in terms of external recognition and employee engagement. The organization is adapting and strengthening to offer the broadest range of solutions across commercial and investment banking, securities services, and trust banking businesses. MUFG is a trusted partner for clients across the globe and one of the largest financial groups in the world. We are proud of what MUFG represents for our employees.

In 2012-2016 I was fortunate to live and work in New York. The city was fast paced, with new restaurants and bars popping up all over the place; home to so many different cultures, it led to me spending most of my time outdoors or in eateries learning what the vibrant city had to offer \ such an exciting life to lead. But on Christmas Day 2015, life changed for me (for the better!), as my daughter Madison was born. Needing a little tender loving care from my mum and dad, I moved back to England and now my life is quite different. I still manage to squeeze in the odd restaurant and drink now and again, but I mainly spend my free time seeing the world through my

daughterfs eyes. From football, to swimming, to play dates with her friends, soft play, and music, to ballet, and teaching her words (her current favourite word is

gmore!h) and how to draw \ the real simple, innocent activities that feel so natural to most of us now \ it is amazing watching a little one grow and learn! But on top of all of that, I am also learning to drive. I know, I know, I am over 15 years too late, but I am determined to pass my driving test by the end of this year. Wish me luck!

Having been with Vinythai for 22 years is my colorful journey! Vinythai Plc. is a listed company in which a 58.78% share is held by AGC Asahi Glass. Founded in 1988, the company manufactures and sells caustic soda, PVC resins and bio-based epichlorohydrin. Its plant is located in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, managed by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, in Rayong province, Thailand.
     At Vinythai, we work in a family environment. Around 470 staff members are friendly and willing to support each other. I first took the position of administration assistant; then, l had an opportunity to join the corporate affairs and communications team as a public relations officer 6 years ago. My responsibility is to develop good relationships with 38 communities, media, authorities and associations in Map Ta Phut through CSR activities and communications.
     With its commitment to society, Vinythai helps communities realize their potential by engaging them in its CSR projects designed to foster sustainable development and social harmony. The aim of nurturing mutual benefit and harmony between the companyfs industrial activities and society is further enhanced in five categories: health and safety; environmental conservation; education; activities supporting religion, traditions and important national days; and occupational development and community well-being. Here are some highlights.

Firstly, Vinythai has for eight years been a key supporter of the Starting Coral Cultivation (80,000 coral branches) for His Majesty the King Project which revives coral beds by cultivating coral on PVC structures and planting them in the sea. The launch of this project was presided over by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Queen Mathilde of Belgium also joined the coral cultivation project in 2013. In addition, the prime minister, ambassadors, authorities, students, local communities and the public are able to enjoy coral cultivation activities and learn about marine and coastal resource conservation. The success of this project helped Vinythai receive His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkornfs Trophy as a contributor to youth development for nature and environmental conservation.

     Secondly, in collaboration with the Noenphra municipality and communities, Vinythai organized the Noenphra-Vinythai Super Minimarathon for the HRH Princess Soamsawali Cups. Last year, the event attracted 2,000 participants from across the country. This 8-year ongoing event is acclaimed for encouraging youngsters and the public to exercise and for promoting the tourism potential of Sangchan-Suchada Beach.

     Lastly, Vinythai has formed three occupational groups and empowered them to develop their skills so that they can produce handicrafts of commercial quality and viability. The companyfs support includes arranging expertise-raising in-house training courses and supporting marketing efforts. One of the groups has been able to leverage itself by registering with the Community Enterprise and being certified as meeting the Community Product Standard.
     These are only a few examples of the CSR activities we have been engaged in. I would like to conclude that I am so proud to be a part of such a good corporate citizen as Vinythai, a new member of the AGC Group.