Central Pattana plc. (CPN), operator of Central shopping centers, has been the recipient of eleven excellence awards and recognitions from international and Thai institutions this year in marketing, human resource development, finance, project development and sustainability with its strategies to build confidence of all stakeholders and to join forces with all parties to drive the development of the country and economy, reinforcing its leadership position in Thailand's real estate market and as an all-round sustainable organization.
Preecha Ekkunagul, President and CEO of Central Pattana, said, "In this year, Central Pattana has again won many prestigious awards including the Marketing Excellence Award from Thailand Management Association (TMA) and Sasin School of Management of Chulalongkorn University as well as the Kincentric Best Employers - Thailand 2021 award by Kincentric Thailand and Sasin School of Management."
"The management and staff of Central Pattana are proud that their hard work and determination have been recognized. We believe the key to our success is a thorough understanding of the needs of shopping center customers and the never-ending attempt to develop personal and create good things for the Thai people and country under the vision of 'Imagining better future for all' which aims for sustainability," he said.
"I would like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to award committee members for seeing our efforts and determination. Also, I would like to thank the executives and employees of our company for developing new things to drive the country and economy, create jobs and income, and provide opportunities to business operators around the country. In doing so, we adhere to the principles of sustainability and care for all stakeholders, including customers, tenants, shareholders, employees, the community, the society and the environment, in order for all parties to grow together in a sustainable way," he said.
In 2021, Central Pattana has achieved 2 globally accepted sustainability standards and won 11 national and international awards, recognitions and certifications for excellence in marketing, human resource development, finance, project development, sustainability and others aspects. These are:
Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Central Pattana is Thailand's only real estate company selected for the indices, being included in DJSI World for four consecutive years and in DISI Emerging Markets for eight consecutive years.
GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark)
The company has been ranked as a Green Star in management and development categories and given an A for transparency. GRESB is a globally-accepted indicator for sustainability of real estate businesses.
2021 All-Asia Executive Team Awards
Central Pattana won four of the prestigious awards, being ranked top for Best CEO, Best CFO and Best IR (Investors Relations) and ranked second for Best ESG (Environment, Social, Governance). The awards are given by US-based business media Institutional Investor.
IAA Awards for Listed Companies 2020
The company won the Best CFO Award from the Investment Analysts Association (IAA).
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Trophy for Marketing Excellence by Thailand Corporate Excellence Awards 2021
The awards are organized and given by Thailand Management Association (TMA) and Sasin School of Management of Chulalongkorn University.
Kincentric Best Employers - Thailand 2021
The award is given by Kincentric Thailand and Sasin School of Management.
HR Excellence Awards 2021
The company won the Gold Winner award for excellence in HR change management organized by the Singapore-based Human Resources Online.
SET Awards 2021
The company was given the Highly Commended in Sustainability award and selected to be included in Thailand Sustainability Investment list for seven consecutive years by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).
BCI Asia Awards
The company was chosen for Top 10 Developers Awards 2020/2021 for its big projects of Central Si Racha, Central Ayutthaya and Central Korat.
Central Pattana currently operates 35 shopping centers (15 in the Greater Bangkok area, 19 in other provinces and one in Malaysia), and is developing new mixed-use development projects such as Central Ayutthaya (to be opened on 30 November 2021), Central Chanthaburi (to be opened in mid-2022), and Dusit Central Park in the prime "super core CBD" area in the Bangkok, which is expected to be gradually opened in 2023-2024.
The company also operates a joint venture shopping center under via Siam Future Development (SF), 17 community malls, 30 food courts, 10 office buildings, two hotels, and 19 residential projects, which are condominiums under the brands ESCENT, ESCENT VILLE, ESCENT PARK VILLE, PHYLL PAHOL 34 and BELLE GRAND RAMA 9, horizontal projects under the brands ESCENT TOWN PHITSANULOK (a townhome project), NINYA KALLAPAPRUEK (a twin-home project), NIYHAM BOROMRATCHACHONNANI (a luxury single-house project), the newly launched single-house brand NIRATI in Chiang Rai and Bang Na. Some of the projects are managed by Grand Canal Land plc. (GLAND) or SF, both of which have Central Pattana is a major shareholder.