Because sustainability is a goal for the modern world, taking responsibility for society and the environment is an important endeavor which we must undertake together, not only for the benefit of the world we live in but also to pass on a legacy of love and care to future generations. This is a core philosophy that SCG has consistently implemented.
“Concern for Social Responsibility” is one of the 4 core principles of SCG’s business philosophy. We conduct our business with regard for our duties and responsibility to society and the communities in which SCG operates. This has always been a guiding principle for us, but especially in this auspicious year marking the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, SCG has coordinated with public and private sectors, employees, and volunteer networks throughout the country to carry out a series of public service activities in honor of His Majesty the King’s coronation and to promote better quality of life for communities through three major projects under the Commemorate His Majesty the King Program and the CSR From the Heart Project.
COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY THE KING, VOLUNTEERS DEVELOPING NATIONWIDE CROWN PRINCE HOSPITALS
The first project is the improvement and development of facilities in all 21 Crown Prince Hospitals throughout the country, so that all Thai citizens can have access to comprehensive medical services for better physical and mental health.
COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY THE KING, VOLUNTEERS ALLEVIATING DROUGHT
In response to the current drought in Thailand, which is the worst in decades and still intensifying, SCG has donated 1,000 water tanks, each with a capacity of 2,000 liters, to affected communities in need to alleviate the crisis for the people in these areas by providing reserved water for consumption and agriculture throughout the year.
These high-quality water tanks are made of “elixir”, an innovative polymer invented by SCG especially for the fabrication of water tanks. It meets international safety standards for food contact, certified to be free of heavy metals, including lead, mercury, and arsenic. The material is durable and resistance to sunlight, enabling it to be placed outdoors. Volunteers also helped to install these water tanks on platforms built out of leftover concrete from construction projects, in accordance with SCG Circular Way, with the goal of maximizing resources.
COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY THE KING, VOLUNTEERS CONSERVING WATER
SCG humbly looks to the initiative of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great “From the Mountains to the Sea” for a water management approach that involves the locals and is tailored to the specific needs of each location in order to restore balance to the ecosystem, alleviate drought and flooding, and ensure efficient water distribution for agriculture.
With this project, SCG aims to solve the problem of drought in the long term in 2019 by joining hands with communities and volunteers to build 10,000 check dams in upstream forest areas, construct connected reservoirs in foothills and Kaem Ling (Monkey’s Cheeks) detention basins in flatlands, and plant 50,000 trees in industrial and public areas. SCG has also collaborated with Utokapat Foundation under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, to promote water management in 18 vulnerable provinces affected by chronic drought.
In Rayong, we constructed and repaired 120 check dams in the Khao Yai Da area of Ban Map Chan, Ban Ta Krao Thong, and Ban San Chao communities in order to reduce water flow and erosion and prevent flooding. Check dams also induce infiltration, yielding clean water that can be used for consumption and restoring moisture and verdancy to forestlands, thus providing abundant food sources for local communities. Additionally, we planted 7,000 mangroves in the coastal wetlands of the Noen Kho area in order to revitalize the coastal ecosystem, so that it can function as a breeding ground for marine life and a shield against erosion for the shores of Rayong.
CSR From the Heart Program
CSR From the Heart Program consists of a variety of projects to help create a happy and sustainable society and environment. Chemicals Business, SCG collaborated with volunteers to organize various activities in Rayong, such as cleaning up the beaches, dredging canals, removing aquatic weeds and debris from public water sources, cleaning and landscaping roads, and building fish homes from PE100 pipes left over from trial production, in order to restore balance and abundance to Rayong’s coastal ecosystems for the livelihood of future generations of fishermen.
CSR activities not only benefit society and the environment but also return joy and happiness to all those involved, inspire people in all sectors, whether benefactors or recipients, and start a continuous cycle of good deeds. Doing good is not a difficult endeavor. It can begin with personal expertise or at the local community level and, eventually, its effects will continue to spread outwards, contributing to the sustainable happiness of all Thais.