Environmental Concerns

Under a policy which strictly adheres to internal controls based on principles of corporate governance, the company conducts business, in all areas, with responsibility towards society, transparency and accountability. This commitment encompasses strict compliance and implementation to environmental and safety measures. The company’s management systems are standardized with internal controls, protection and auditing in compliance with regulations stipulated by related government agencies, in order to protect the environment and to ensure the safety and health of society and our employees.

Environmental studies of the soil, water and air qualities conducted for 2003 indicate that all quality levels are within limits set by government agencies. With regard to safety measures, the Calcine plant in Rayong province received both TIS 18001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation for management systems in occupational health and safety from the BVQI on December 12, 2003. In addition to maintaining efficiency of environmental protection equipment, organizing training programs and promoting a safe working environment for our employees, every year, the company still emphasizes the importance of the role of the manager in supervising subordinates in abiding by the rules of safety. These efforts prove successful in reducing on the job accident rates substantially.