Siam Piwat provides financial support for wheelchair fencing athletes to join the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup 2023 in Nimes, France, reinforcing its commitments to diversity and equality in Thai society


Siam Piwat Company Limited, a leading real estate and retail developer, the owner and operator of world-renowned projects such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and a joint venture partner of ICONSIAM and Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok, moves ahead as a role model in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion as Siam Paragon provided the Thai Wheelchair Fencing Association with a financial support of THB 900,000 to join the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup 2023 in Nimes, France. The support will increase opportunity for the wheelchair fencing athletes to join the Paralympic Games in 2024, where the Thai athletes can demonstrate their potential and represent the nation to build up an impressive reputation on the global stage.

Ms. Naratipe Ruttapradid, Chief Operating Officer, Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., said: “Throughout the past 60 years, Siam Piwat Group has been strongly committed to conducting its business with social responsibility through all the processes and business operations that place emphasis on people, communities, society and the environment. We aim to create sustainability for all stakeholders in the ecosystem across the value chain. The Group prioritizes equality while promoting diversity and inclusion to concretely create the utmost benefit for all, with a clear standing that reflects the value of individuality. The support for the Thai Wheelchair Fencing Association has enabled 11 athletes to participate in the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup during April 17-24, 2023, in France, which is a preparation to be qualified for the Paralympic Games, the most prominent sports competition of its kind, to be held next year –.”

Siam Piwat has always valued the importance of equality as it develops all of its properties under the universal design concept to ensure accessibility for people of all ages, genders and physical conditions. The company hires persons with disabilities, providing them opportunity to take part in driving organizational success. The Company grants rewards every year to boost morale and encourage the disabled employees while promoting and developing their sports potential, skills, and capability to strengthen opportunities and self-confidence and to eventually reach excellence and reputation for both the organization and the country.

“Siam Piwat has employed staff with disabilities and allows them to participate in sports competitions including ASEAN Para Games 2017 in Malaysia, Asian Para Games 2018, 16th Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, 11th ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia. The Company has continuously co-sponsored, contributing budget of over THB 1,870,000 as an offer of great opportunities, empowerment, and encouragement to the athletic employees in the international arena.” Ms. Naratipe added.

Siam Piwat Group, as The Visionary Icon, advocates Thailand’s concept to promote labor rights and equality, as well as inclusion to support people with disabilities and encourage them to contribute to economic development, regardless of physical differences. Most importantly, Siam Piwat Group has promoted every type of diversity, including race, gender or disability, to embrace equal coexistence in Thai society.