Asia Aviation PCL. (AAV) has been listed as one of the 98 companies in Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI) list in 2019, which only includes leading companies listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). These 98 listed companies own up to Baht 11.3 trillion worth of market capitalization as of October 15, 2019, or equivalent to 65.26 percent of the total market capitalization.
AAV is categorized in the third group of listed THSI firms with the market capitalization worth between Baht 10,000-30,000 million.
AAV is a holding company and the majority shareholder of 55 percent shares of Thai AirAsia Co. Ltd., a low-cost carrier and aviation business.
Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer of AAV and Thai AirAsia Co. Ltd., said, “Being listed for the first time on the THSI is a rewarding milestone, reflecting the DNA of the low-cost carrier that encourages efficient collaboration, consistent innovation, revenue maximization and brand enhancement, all under an umbrella of effective cost-management, as well as placing attention on managing various risks which may affect both internal and external business operation.
“We have a policy and operational framework that are responsible for minimising the impact that we cause to our stakeholders across economic, social and environmental dimensions. This is our commitment to continually and sustainably grow our business.”
THSI listed firms must answer a 19-category questionnaire covering economic (including governance), society and environmental dimensions. The focus of the survey is to evaluate a company’s sustainable practices, including policy directions, goals and targets, practical application of strategies, returns and transparency. Businesses listed on THSI must achieve a score above 50 percent in all dimensions to be considered qualified.