2016 was a year full of utmost grief for Thai people due to the passing of our beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
S&P expressed our deepest sorrow and unwavering loyalty through various gestures such as the offering of our products and snacks to the general public who came to pay their respect to our late King at the Grand Palace as well as participating in one of the royal chanting ceremonies. Nevertheless, we continued to develop all aspects of the company, be it in product development, staff training, or the continued enhancement of S&P Learning Centre which produces more qualified staffs with each passing year. We also opened a Skills Standard Testing Centre, as endorsed by the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Labour. In addition, S&P continues to make contributions to help the environment, as witnessed through our ground breaking pilot solar-powered bakery factory. Through installing a solar roof to supply power for our bakery production line at the Bangna Km 23.5 factory, we are able to both conserve power and at the same time help improve the environment.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express my deep appreciation to our shareholders, trading partners, as well as the executives and staffs of the company for your valuable and continuing support. In this 44th year of S&P, we shall continue to maintain our adherence to good governance and dedication to provide the very best products and services.