Human Rights

SCGC recognizes the importance and respect for human rights in all aspects of all individuals. The Company created a committee to establish human rights policies and practices to prevent human rights violations in all of the Company's business activities, including those of its suppliers and business partners. Additionally, it has followed labor protection laws and international labor standards as a core practice in all countries in which it operates and consistently undertaking due diligence process. SCG Chemicals began enforcing its SCG Privacy Policy on all stakeholders in 2021.

Human Rights Due Diligence Process

  • Identifying Human Rights Risk Issues
  • Identifying Vulnerable Groups
  • Formulating Preventive and Mitigation Plans and Remediation Actions
  • Monitoring Results

  • Promoting Employee Diversity:
    SCGC seeks talented individuals to join organizations at home and abroad in which everyone is provided equitable opportunities for career growth and advancement. In 2021, SCG Chemicals set up a working group to promote female management staff to meet the objective goal.
  • Establishing Corporate Culture that Respects Human Rights
    We promote our operations and employees to adhere to human rights principles and respect employee rights on a consistent basis. Examples included ensuring the confidentiality of employees' personal health information, encouraging employees to vote, and promoting activities aimed at reducing inequality, such as creating jobs for persons with disabilities to assure their sustained income. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer activities were organized on the online platform to encourage employees to give back to the community and society, such as reading books for the blind, joining tree banks, and arranging online courses for entrepreneurs.

Human Capital

We have policies that place the highest priority on recruiting, developing knowledge and skills, and retaining human resources. We properly integrate internationally recognized and cutting-edge concepts, systems, and tools into the management and development of human resources and review the impacts of various external conditions to analyze and improve according to the type of business and the characteristics of new recruits. The following are the Company's human resource management and development concepts, policies, systems, and tools:

Recruiting and Supervising a Diverse Workforce
SCG provides opportunities, promotes, and recruits a diverse workforce based on their competence, knowledge, skills, experiences, and necessary job-related traits through a fair human resource selection and recruitment process. The process is conducted with the emphasis on competency-based principles, together with employment tests, pre-employment personality tests, and interviews. The Company uses the committee system comprised of persons with diverse knowledge and experiences from wide-ranging fields of expertise to interview and recruit employees. The Company will provide compensation, benefits, and welfare benefits comparable to leading organizations in relevant industries for those who qualify. New employees will receive orientation training in different business areas, including safety and environmental training and workshops, which all employees must adhere to regardless of their roles or tasks assigned. The training is provided prior to the beginning of work in the designated departments.

Fairness Compensation and Welfare Management
SCGC upholds the principle of fairness in wage and compensation management for both short- and long-term employees. Thus, the Company establishes a policy that examines internal fairness in terms of employee's duties, responsibilities, and competency and external fairness in terms of comparisons to leading companies.

In terms of welfare and employee well-being, the Company has a policy of expanding the flexible benefit to accommodate the diverse needs of employees and their families, with a particular emphasis on health and safety.

Excellence Performance Management
We strive to serve customers in a customer-centric manner. To drive the Company ahead, we employ the Performance Management System, which connects core metrics, department performance, and individual performance (KPI). Additionally, we value collaboration, enabling employees from diverse departments to work collaboratively to achieve the corporate goal and advance the organization.

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee will evaluate management executives' performance on an individual basis, based on business performance compared to peers in the same industry at home and abroad, as well as the ability to produce business and performance improvement outcomes each year to enhance the organization.

Systematic Employee Development
At SCGC, employees at all levels are encouraged to continuously learn and enhance their knowledge and abilities in their current jobs and prepare for future employment prospects and management and leadership development. This is accomplished by associating job responsibilities with competencies that will assist them in achieving their goal toward a comprehensive approach to employee development in the 70:20:10 model. The curriculum content is derived from the organization's in-house knowledge and courses from leading institutions, such as Harvard Business Publishing, that cover job family-specific courses and general education courses in management, technology, and leadership development. To foster the development of knowledge and technical skills, the Company established the Operation Excellence Training Center (OETC) in Rayong, equipped with cutting-edge learning tools that employees and third-party personnel can use for training and workshops aimed at increasing their knowledge and expertise in petrochemical plant operations.

Additionally, we offer scholarships to employees with the potential to pursue higher education at prestigious universities overseas, at the master and doctoral levels. Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and technical scholarships, such as engineering scholarships, are available in various fields related to digital, energy, and the environment.

Succession Planning to Drive Business
SCGC prepares to build knowledge, skills, and a breadth of experience for key talents identified based on their abilities and performance. The Company devises a systematic plan in which employees rotate among departments that promote corporate initiatives and participate in major projects in preparation for future advancement to high-level executive positions.

Simultaneously, we establish succession planning in strategic positions to ensure that the Company has skilled and capable employees prepared to fill executive and key positions and support positions created by the new business direction.

Development of Human Resources Management in Other Areas
We have consistently refined and developed our human resource management system. We are open to employees' opinions on the Company in various areas (Employee Engagement Survey) by adopting concepts, processes, and tools from world-class organizations. This is to examine and improve employee engagement with the organization and use the results to improve the human resource management system to bring the organization up to international standards.

Safety Management

SCGC has a policy to conduct business in a socially responsible manner, which includes considering the impacts of all stakeholders and undertaking activities with the utmost safety, as well as promoting understanding through training beginning on the first day of employment, scheduled review training, and when transitional changes are affecting the operation. Additionally, SCG Chemicals has implemented a management standard system that is compliant with international standards, including ISO 45001, TIS 18001, Process Safety Management (PSM), yearly internal audits, and external audits conducted in accordance with applicable rules at least once every three years. At present, approximately 90% of SCG Chemicals' subsidiaries are certified to operate under an international safety standard system.

Process Safety Management
SCGC integrates Process Safety Management (PSM), a world-class approach for streamlining safety management under the supervision of foreign specialists. Since 2012, the system has been integrated into domestic businesses, and it was expanded to overseas businesses in 2019 to reach the goal of "zero accident" to assure worker safety and no anomalous events during the production process. This instills trust in the plant's safety management system in the surrounding communities.

Workplace Safety
SCGC establishes a management approach by including Corporate Safety Principles, Life Saving Rules, and Corporate Safety Standards as guidelines for the uniform application of safety procedures. Furthermore, the Company fosters the development of a safety culture inside the organization and assists in ensuring one another's safety through the Safety Observation Program, which engages everyone to ensure safety of employees and business partners.

Transportation Safety
For safety management outside the organization, SCGC implements the Goods Transportation Safety Standard and the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard to ensure that the transportation of raw materials or the Company's goods, as well as the usage of motor vehicles for Company business, do not adversely affect or cause losses to third parties. Two-way cameras and GPS systems have been installed in raw material or freight transport vehicles, and their use transmits data to the Logistic Command Center, which automatically alerts drivers, transport operators, and vehicles used for company business to high-risk behaviors such as shoulder parking, using a phone while driving, exceeding the speed limit, and driving for four hours without stopping to prevent accidents.

Contractor Safety Management
SCGC places a high emphasis on the safety of its business partners, and it is one of the goals of workplace safety, which is to achieve injury and illness free operation. The Company establishes the Contractor Safety Management as a guideline for managing business partner safety, which encompasses a broad range of activities, including business partner selection, comprehensive training on safety, health, and potential assessment, safe standard operation, and post-operational evaluation. These safety standards are stipulated in procurement contracts and are overseen by the Corporate Contractor Safety Committee.

Emergency Planning and Response
SCGC implements emergency planning and response at the corporate level to identify guidelines and appropriate practices for preparing the response to accidents or crises that may arise due to the Company's business activities. The outcomes of the risk assessment of the production process and other pertinent data are utilized to develop a pre-incident plan that enables effective planning, preparations, and response.

The SCGC's emergency planning and response guidelines are designed to safeguard lives and ensure safety in the event of an emergency and mitigate adverse effects on the environment and surrounding communities. The aforementioned standards are also linked to the Company's crisis management plan and continuity management plan, ensuring that the Company can continue to operate its business in a continuous manner.

SCGC has resources necessary to respond to the Company's emergencies and has worked in tandem with relevant agencies, including the government, private sector, and neighboring companies. The Company encourages and contributes to the formation of emergency support groups to bolster the capacity and potential for emergency response. Additionally, the Company has encouraged and supported surrounding communities and schools in developing community emergency plans and conducting emergency drills to ensure that communities and schools understand, are confident in, and are capable of managing emergencies that may occur in the community or the effects of external events in an effective manner.

Occupational Health Management
Health risks can be induced by exposure to hazardous chemicals throughout the production process, which can directly affect the workers' health. To strengthen the workers’ quality of life, SCG Chemicals implements the Industrial Hygiene Management System (IHMS) that begins with the Similar Exposure Group, the Exposure Rating, and the Individual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to prioritize risk levels. This system determines control measures to reduce or maintain risk levels within acceptable levels.

The risk level defined by the HRA is used to guide the development of measures to control exposure to risk factors through medical surveillance, such as annual health examinations, biological monitoring, which will result in control of occupational diseases, proper health surveillance, and the development of a health care system. The system analyzes and collects data related to health risk assessment and physical examination findings. SCG Chemicals believes that the system and processes in place will contribute to the sustainable reduction of health risks for employees and their partners.

Over the last five years, the rate of illnesses and occupational illnesses has remained zero.

Stakeholder Engagement

SCGC places high importance on all stakeholders, recognizing that stakeholder feedback is crucial to the development of more efficient and sustainable operations. SCG Chemicals revised its activities and channels of stakeholder engagement on a yearly basis to ensure that the Company provides opportunities for all stakeholders to engage and provide transparent feedback on concerns.