Challenges and Commitments
GGC realizes that climate change, such as drought crisis, and the growth of the industrial sector which has caused increased demand for water supply have put the Company at significant risk of water shortage for the production process, both in terms of quality and quantity. This may lead to business disruption as well as affect the amount of water in surrounding communities. Therefore, GGC is determined to manage water within the organization with efficiency and sustainability throughout the value chain.
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Sustainable Water Management Guidelines GRI 303-1 (2018)
GGC has guidelines for water resource management in place within the organization, according to the 3Rs principle of reduce, reuse, and recycle wastewater through the treatment process.
For more about the water management project for sustainability, see the 2022 Integrated Sustainability Report at Integrated Sustainability Report 2022
- Project to increase the efficiency of COD treatment in the wastewater treatment system by reducing COD in the aerated wastewater treatment system through water management planning and a test quarantine to maintain the wastewater treatment efficiency in the aerated wastewater treatment system. As a result, the system can maintain the efficiency of wastewater treatment at more than 90 percent.
For details about performance data on water resource management, see Performance Data
Water Risk Assessment GRI 303-1 (2018)
The Company assesses water risks for its operating locations in order to prepare for possible risks by using the Water Risks Map tool developed by AQUEDUCT Water Risk Atlas and information on water risk areas in Thailand that have been prepared by the Royal Irrigation Department. The Company also follows up on coping guidelines in the event that reducing the amount of water used in production in the industrial area of Rayong Province and Chonburi Province becomes necessary. The guidelines are then reported to the Company executives to determine a strategic plan for further action.
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In addition, GGC cooperates with external agencies, such as PTT Group, Water War Room Working Group and the Federation of Thai Industries, on water management during situations of drought and closely monitor the water situation. This ensures that there is enough water to run the business without affecting the surrounding communities in these situations.
Effluent Management GRI 303-2 (2018)
The Company has established an occupational health and environment (QSHEB) policy as a guideline for monitoring wastewater discharge throughout the production chain. In addition, the Company has a waste water management system that complies with legal requirements or regulations, such as the National Environmental Quality Act 1992 and regulations for wastewater discharge into the central wastewater treatment system in the industrial estates of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), and the prevention and mitigation measures specified in the Initial Environmental Examination. In addition, the Company has continuously improved its wastewater treatment system to ensure that the effluent quality meets the standards of the oleochemical industry. There are parameters to monitor the quality of effluent such as pH, temperature, chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS), oils and fats, as well as heavy metals such as mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), etc. Moreover, GGC has conducted the wastewater quality two times a day and report in the regular meetings in order to monitor the waste water amount and quality before releasing to the industrial estate’s wastewater treatment facility.