Sustainable Environmental Management System
SCGC strives to be a business leader in the region, creating innovation in tandem with caring for the sustainable environment by establishing business strategy and plans, developing products and services and solutions that are taken into account of environmental issues, as well as educating via stakeholder engagement throughout the business value chain, comprehensively developing and expanding the environmental management toward global levels.
Sustainable Environmental Management Process
Environmental Management System
Aiming toward sustainable development, SCGC has established an integrated environmental management system with managing, monitoring, reviewing, and improving as well as disclosing guidelines for environmental management performance and risk management covering both social and environmental aspects. SCGC has also collaborated with suppliers and service providers in order to uplift the work efficiency, creating long-term value by comprehending the phase of design, procurement, services and solutions, product distribution and logistics, as well as waste and products used management in accordance with the Circular Economy principles.
Sustainable Environmental management guidelines
SCGS strictly adheres to legal compliance, including regulations, national and global standards, in order to manage environmental conservation, preventing the impact from greenhouse gases, wastes, water pollution, air pollution and odors by promoting optimization of water, energy, and resources, as well as biodiversity. In order to ensure that SCGC has systematic Code of Practice, quality, environmental and safety management, all the subsidiaries under SCGC have acquired international standards such as (ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System, Integrated Management System (IMS), OHSAS/TIS 18001 – Occupational, Health and Safety Management System, ISO50001 – Energy Management System, ISO 14064 – Greenhouse Gases and ISO 9001 – Quality Management System.
Since 2001, furthermore, SCGC has also developed and implemented (Environmental Performance Assessment Program: EPAP) to continuously improve our environmental circumstances in line with the changing world and building stakeholder confidence in our environmental performance.
Sustainable Water Management
SCGC is aware that water is an important resource for all sectors, which are increasingly demanding water consumption aligned with social and business growth, including climate change risk affecting the quantity and quality of water. Therefore, SCGC has conducted an internal water management process through Corporate Environment committee and collaborated with external agencies. For example, SCGC has cooperated with the Federation of Thai Industry (FIT) on drought preparedness measures comprising following up and monitoring the water situation, as well as encouraging water management projects supplying sufficient water to all sectors.
Sustainable water management strategy
SCGC has integrated AQUEDUCT by WRI, water risk assessment, together with stakeholders and industrial sectors in order to define water management and plan as well as to streamline water consumption efficiency in production process. Key strategies include:
- Reducing risk of water with sustainable water management
- Reducing water used by enhancing water consumption efficiency in production process and products
- Treating water discharge below standards, monitoring the quantity and quality, reporting incidents and investigations, as well as setting target to maximize water discharge reduction
- Reusing treated wastewater
- Rehabilitating ecosystem related to water sources and providing water to social and agricultural sectors
- Developing employee capability working associated with water.
Additionally, SCGC has collaborated with government agencies, the industrial sector and stakeholders to manage water in the Eastern region and Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) continuing from the draught condition in 2020 by preparing long-term plan for future measures such as building additional water sources or water diversion etc. as well as developing technology to enhance water situation tracking efficiency and building healthy relationship with Wang Tanod reservoir community through municipal wastewater treatment system project at the municipality of Nongkla Subdistrict, Tha-Mai District, Chantaburi By constructing wetland system to treat 400 cm/day of wastewater from the community prior to discharge to Wang Tanod canal, the project contributes to water security for the East.
Sustainable waste management
SCGC remains focus on increasing waste management efficiency and operating waste management projects in order to optimize resource efficiency by using the 3Rs principle namely Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, as well as to research incorporating waste symbiosis which is the process by which wastes of an industrial process become the raw materials for another. Additionally, we have also integrated Circular Economy principle to thoroughly manage waste.
Waste Management Process
Throughout the past years, SCGC has been continuously achieving Zero Waste to Landfill. We have also focused upon researching, developing, improving and collaborating in Waste utilization. Projects implemented included:
- Reutilizing Liquid polymer and Oily water generated form cleaning heat exchangers into production process.
- Reducing the use of catalyst by reusing the used one together with new one in the process yielding high efficiency and maintaining the product’s value chain.
- Transforming broken pallets into post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) for the production of new ones.
In 2021, SCGC managed to reduce 1,122 tons of waste generated from production processes comprising 423 tons of hazardous waste and 699 tons of non-hazardous waste.
Sustainable Air Quality management
SCGC is committed to managing environmental air quality from production processes in order to ensure the quality of air emissions comply with any standards at any time by formulating a proactive air quality management plan for factory premises and surrounding communities, incorporating innovation and advanced technology for factory design, as well as continuously researching, developing, and streamlining the company’s air quality control systems.
Air Quality management
SCGC places importance on managing air quality in the factory and surrounding communities by strictly controlling air emissions in accordance with the measures from the Environmental Impact Assessment. Besides the operations within our operating sites, we have focused on the surrounding communities and therefore cooperated with the petrochemical industry sector, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to initiate a pilot project, managing emissions of 1,3-Butadiene and Benzene vapor by implementing Code of Practice (CoP) in order to reduce the emissions of 1,3-Butadiene and Benzene vapor in Maptaphut, driven by business operators from 5 industrial estates and 1 industrial port since 2018. For past years, the pilot project has been consistently conducted in order to closely monitor, follow up and analyze air quality monitoring results in the areas in order to establish measures for continuous control and improvement. As a result, the ambient air quality monitored by the Pollution Control Department (PCD) has shown a continuous improved trend in the better way.
SCGC focuses on air pollution mitigation, shifting toward an operational closed system and installing ground flares for the first time in Maptaphut. Furthermore, SCGC has also focalized to preventing VOC leakage from the production process by consistent inspection and maintenance of related equipment and facilities. With awareness of the impact on environmental air quality, SCGC has focused on air quality management projects covering all operational activities, including normal operation and turnaround ex. Green Turnaround to ensure the best air quality at all time.