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Highlight and Impact Outcomes

Chemical Innovations for Sustainable Environment
and Social Stewardship

Under the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) framework and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals or 17 SDGs, SCGC is committed to conducting Chemical Business for Sustainability in tandem with environmental and social stewardship with good governance. This commitment is particularly evident in the communities surrounding the plant. We consistently care for and engage with local communities, allowing us to understand and address the area's challenges and find solutions collaboratively. We drive and implement ongoing projects that contribute positively to establishing a sustainable community that spans multiple dimensions.

Low Waste, Low Carbon
Circulating Resources to Create a Low-Carbon Society

The expansion of the "Waste-free Community" project in Rayong Province is a comprehensive waste management initiative covering 65 communities, 10 temples, 11 schools, 2 hospitals, 1 hotel, and 3 fisher groups. This project leverages the "KoomKah" application developed by SCGC to assist communities in managing waste banks.

Currently, there are 13 waste banks
3,785 member accounts.
They have accumulated over 240 tons of recyclable waste entering the system,
significantly reducing the volume of landfill waste and is equivalent to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 480,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide.

SCGC has expanded its initiatives to include students through the
"Upcycling Milk Pouches" project,aimed at changing the younger generation's behavior to value resources through collecting school milk pouches for recycling. These milk pouches are transformed into new plastic products such as chairs and plant pots.

To date, over 1,850 schools have expressed interest in participating, collecting approximately 1.6 million milk pouches, weighing a total of 6,400 kilograms (6.2 tons) for recycling.

Furthermore, SCGC promotes the reduction of global warming through its
"Plant-Cultivate-Protect" campaign,which increases the green spaces in Rayong Province. In collaboration with government agencies, local authorities, the private sector, educational institutions, youths, local communities, and over 9,000 volunteers, the initiative has been active since 2018. It focuses on planting mangrove and terrestrial forests, cultivating saplings, and providing ongoing care, with 368,729 trees planted to date.

This effort has helped to absorb approximately
tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Additionally, SCGC has participated in a mangrove reforestation project to leverage carbon credits in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR). SCGC has been allocated 1,100 rais across three provinces for this purpose: 437.18 rais in Rayong for reforestation in previously encroached shrimp farming areas, 563.38 rais in Phetchaburi for supplemental planting along the coastline, and 100 rais in Chonburi for additional planting adjacent to local communities.

SCGC has registered the project for a T-VER certification at an advanced standard known as Premium T-VER with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) (TGO), which adheres to more stringent operational criteria and international standards. 

This includes a process that enhances stakeholder participation in problem-solving and agreement-making. It also involves assessments and safeguards to prevent any negative impacts (Do-no-net-harm) as per laws and regulations, ensuring the project does not adversely affect the stakeholders involved.

The planting began in May and will be completed within 2023, with a two-year maintenance plan. The survival rate of the plants must not be less than 80%. The project is expected to reduce, sequester, and absorb approximately 6,500 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year by cultivating over 550,000 trees. These trees are selected from a diverse and appropriate variety, highly capable of absorbing carbon dioxide. In addition, there is ongoing research into the biodiversity of the areas to transform degraded forests into vibrant ecosystems enriched with plant species and living forms essential to the carbon cycle. This effort not only enhances the mangrove forests' capacity as carbon sinks, contributing to a low-carbon society in Thailand, but also promotes community livelihoods through potential income generation. (*Data referenced from October 2023, and the carbon absorption rate is based on the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) methodology.)

Caring for Biodiversity and Laying Foundation for Sustainable Community

From the surplus PE100 material left from the testing processes, SCGC has developed SCGC Fish Home, which serves as a foundational habitat in enriching the biodiversity of marine ecosystems. This initiative aligns with and applies the circular economy principles, emphasizing maximum resource efficiency. We have been running this project continuously for 10 years to restore the abundance of aquatic life, providing a source of income for the local fishing communities in Rayong Province while bolstering marine biodiversity.

In 2022, SCGC has improved the design of Fish Homes, making them more robust and more convenient to assemble. The assembly time has been reduced from 3 hours to just 1.5 hours, and the layout has been modified into clusters of 10 units, saving on deployment costs and enhancing the precision of their placement.

This Fish Home project has contributed to

  • increased biodiversity
  • boosted the income by 9 million baht per year.

This figure is based on data surveyed from 10 groups within the local fishing community of Rayong Province in 2023. Additionally, it boosts the revenue of community enterprises by approximately 400,000 baht per year through activities related to the assembly of Fish Homes.

SCGC, in collaboration with the communities around the Khao Yai Da area in Rayong province, has been restoring the degraded forest areas of Khao Yai Da since 2007.

The restoration involved the construction of more than 7,600 check dams to slow down water runoff and planting forests to restore fertility. 

This has enabled the community to store water for domestic and agricultural use, increasing their income from agricultural production.

In agriculture, SCGC has implemented a project to create a sustainable water management system with a 2 Cultivate 2 Collect" model: cultivating human potential and cultivating rules, collecting water resources, and collecting data. This model, developed in collaboration with the community, government agencies, and water experts, has boosted agricultural productivity to a total yield of over 79 million kilograms per year. Furthermore, this initiative has branched into ecotourism by developing agricultural parks and homestay accommodations, generating approximately 300,000 baht per year in tourism revenue (*data collected in 2023).

SCGC has been honored by the Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, for applying the concept of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES), which is a method of valuing biodiversity. This concept has been adapted to the Khao Yai Da upstream forest restoration project in Rayong Province to demonstrate the value and benefits derived from a sustainable ecosystem. In partnership with BEDO, the PES principles were implemented to help the community recognize the value of ecosystem services or the benefits humans receive from ecosystems. The results show that before the project in 2004, and after its implementation in 2011, the PES value increased by 6,870.23 baht per rai per year, which equates to a total value for Khao Yai Da of over 198.80 million baht per year.

Human Development
Developing Vocational Skills for Stable Community Income

SCGC has been carrying out a project to develop a network of 12 community enterprises in Rayong Province, creating community products in line with the BCG (Bio-Economy, Circular Economy, Green Economy) model to generate income for the community while maintaining environmental sustainability. The initiative promotes community skills through training provided by experts from both the public sector and educational institutions. This encompasses everything from innovative product design and development to marketing strategies, both online and offline. For example, community enterprises such as Baan Thapma Stingless Beekeeping Community Enterprise, Map Chalud Community Enterprise, and San Yai Khon San Witee Weaving Community Enterprise, among others.

SCGC has promoted sales channels and raised awareness to ensure that community products are well-known and widespread. Initiatives like creating the Facebook group "Rayong Shop Hi, an online marketplace for Rayong products," which has 17,000 members, and conducting capacity-building training for 1,000 people annually have contributed to generating an income of 10 million baht per year for community enterprises and small retailers within these communities.

" SCGC is committed to developing communities, society, and the environment in accordance with ESG principles and the 17 SDGs. The company strives to create a healthy environment through the restoration of natural fertility, systematic waste management in line with the circular economy, and the pursuit of a low-carbon society, alongside increasing community income. SCGC brings together innovation, expertise, and collaborative efforts from all sectors to develop the community's potential for sustainable and continuous growth. "