Rayong, 6 September 2023: Eleven companies under SCG Chemicals, or SCGC, have been honored by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) as part of the 2023 Environmental and Safety Governance Awards. The awards include the White Flag-Gold Star and White Flag-Green Star awards, which are based on assessment of plants in various areas such as environmental management capabilities, safety standards, and social responsibility. This initiative aims to encourage public participation in monitoring and managing environmental and safety aspects, in line with the plan to reduce and eliminate pollution from industrial estates and ports in the Map Ta Phut area. The awards were presented by Veeris Ammarapala, the governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.
Companies under SCGC that received the prestigious White Flag-Gold Star for Outstanding Environmental and Safety Governance 2023 include Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited, Rayong Olefins Company Limited, Thai Polyethylene Company Limited, Thaiplastic and Chemicals Public Company Limited, Grand Siam Composites Company Limited, Thai MFC Company Limited, Thai MMA Company Limited, and Rayong Terminal Company Limited.
Additionally, companies under SCGC awarded the White Flag-Green Star for Environmental and Safety Governance Excellence 2023 are Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited, Rayong Olefins Company Limited, Thai Polyethylene Company Limited, Thai Plastic and Chemicals Public Company Limited, SCG Ico Polymers Company Limited, Grand Siam Composites Company Limited, Thai MFC Company Limited, Thai MMA Company Limited, Rayong Terminal Company Limited, Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal Company Limited, and TPC Paste Resin Company Limited.
The Environmental and Safety Governance Program by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) adheres to 13 global standards. These encompass the management of green spaces, drainage systems, the promotion of local and community economies, water management, industrial waste reduction, air quality management, and the regulation of volatile organic compound emissions (applicable to plants with VOC substances). Additional criteria focus on employee safety and health, accident and disaster management, handling of complaints against plants, quality of life for plant employees, quality of life and community surrounding the plants, and overall plant management. To achieve these goals, IEAT has established a network of local organizations and communities to participate in the inspection and supervision of environmental and safety standards at each industrial estate, fostering sustainable coexistence between communities and industries.