Sustainable Environmental Management Approach
The Company always commits to environmental management in every process at business sites in compliance with law and international standards and supports the efficient and proper use of energy and natural resources, air and water quality management, waste management, recycling and reusing procedures as well as keeping constant monitoring and environmental risk assessment.
Although the business operations have been changed from the metallurgical and energy industry to the service industry, the Company business still take environmental and social issues into account as important decision to step towards new investment projects along with occupational health and safety. The Company also considers the investment in quality assets that are worth of business under operation with social and environmental responsibility.
For the hotel business, the Company will emphasize the use of natural resources for the maximum benefit such as the use of water and energy. They implement the 3R Principle – Reuse, Reduction and Recycle as well as provide materials which are friendly to environment to be used in their acquired hotel brands.
Performance in 2020
- The Company is in the process of demolishing the production buildings and machinery in zinc smelting plant that ceased their operation in Tak province, completed by April 2021. The contractor strictly adhered to the corrective and preventive measurement to the environmental impact from demolition. Teams of engineers and safety personnel closely supervised and monitored the process while the Company carried out the environmental surveillance following the measures in the Environmental Impact Assessment or EIA and the processes were proved to be in standard.
- The Company have carried out environmental surveillance and monitored measures for 5 years (2017-2021) at Mae Sot Mines in Tak Province as follows: 1) The surface water quality in Mae Tao Creek and Huai Mae Ku, 2) Groundwater quality both inside and outside the project, 3) Quality of water drained from the final sediment storage pond , 4) Water quality in the final sediment storage pond (if not drained to the outside). The Company also measured during the dry and the rainy season where all quality measurement results are still in standard.
- The Company’s solar power plants or solar farms in Thailand followed preventive and corrective measurement for environment in compliance with Code of Practice (CoP). There are various environmental quality checks as defined in the emergency action plans and regular work risk assessment in order to improve efficiency and prevent accidents. As a result, there were no serious emergencies or accidents that could damage life and property of the Company and nearby communities. Moreover, staffs are assigned to meet people in communities around the power plant to publicize their understanding about the power plant operations and listen to their opinions, suggestions as well as community complaints.
- The Company continued their campaign to save energy and resources within the office such as turning off computers, lights and power plugs when not used and reduce the use of paper and other supplies in order to conserve energy and reduce global warming affect as well as other expenses.