GPSC’s Support to Business Associations and Organizations

GPSC recognizes the importance of corporate social initiatives in accordance with the sustainable development guidelines. This acknowledgement is put into action by connecting with network partners and members in relevant organizations or organizations established for various economic and social benefits in order to contribute to their sustainable development. Accordingly, GPSC has driven policy implementation and knowledge sharing regarding the industry and sustainable growth of the country from various work departments among those organizations and partners.

In spite of the mentioned activities, GPSC has no involvement in politically-related activities in any way regardless of them being an individual or an organization.

GPSC’s Business Association and Organization Support is as follows

List of Organizations Type of Organizations Total spend (Baht)
FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT) Others 160,500 142,096 404,460 315,650
Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) Others 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.)
  • Power Producer Industry Club
  • Renewable Energy Industry Club
Trade association 64,200 42,800 53,500 48,150
The Association of Private Power Producers (APPP) Trade association 42,800 42,800 42,800 42,800
The Thai Chamber of Commerce Trade association 24,610 24,610 24,610 24,610
Thailand National Committee of CIGRE Trade association 20,973.05 20,543.64 21,140.17 20,388.20
Thai Industrial Estate and Strategic Partner Association Trade association 0 0 0 15,000
Thai Photovaltaic Industries Association Trade association 10,000 0 3,750 6,223
The Federation of Thai Industries Rayong Chapter Trade association 4,280 4,280 4,280 4,280
The Federation of Thai Industries Chonburi Chapter Trade association 2,140 2,140 2,140 2,140
Water and Environment Institute for Sustainability Trade association 0 0 0 0
The Institution of Industrial Energy Trade association 0 0 0 0
Total spend 579,503 529,270 806,680 729,241
GPSC delegates its experts to join the board or the committee of the business associations and organizations so as to share useful information, knowledge and opinions on various issues. Below are the top three ranked organizations with highest support from GPSC.
Organizations Total spend in FY 2019 (Baht)
Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT)
Objectives: To build up understanding of the petroleum and petrochemical industry, focusing on human resource development, information services and coordination on state policies and regulations for sustainable development of national industries and economy.
315,650
Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD)
Objectives: To promote sustainable and successful businesses in transition to sustainability
250,000
The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.)
Objectives:
  • To act as representative of private power producers in collaboration with government policies and operations.
  • To support and develop Thai industries.
  • To study and find solutions to problems relating to industrial operations.
48,150

In the year 2019, GPSC supported various relevant organizations on these key topics;

  1. Support of Best Practice in Electric Utilities Industry

    GPSC places great emphasis on the implementation of best practice in accordance with the government rules and regulations. In 2019, the company accommodated the operations of the Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT), an independent and impartial non-profit organization, and the Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.) through participation as members of the board and the committee in order to create a collaborative network that acts as a knowledge exchange platform. The topics range from work experience, best practices in technology and standards or criteria used in each party’s company to environmental stewardship. Such a project aims to provide insight knowledge to the participants while fostering a positive corporate image and trust among the government agencies, communities and stakeholders.

    Moreover, representatives from GPSC, on behalf of the group, periodically met with the government agencies in charge of the environmental protection to present and exchange useful information, particularly regarding the law and operations of the company. In addition, the representatives also kept up-to-date with new legislation to be imposed by the government. To illustrate, the representatives followed up on the draft of the Climate Change Act aimed to enforce Carbon Tax and Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), whereby power generation business is one of the five businesses subject to. In this same year, the GPSC team also successfully provided essential supporting information needed to set a new standard guideline for a wastewater drainage system, specifically for the Electric Utilities industry.

  2. Support a development of sustainable industry

    GPSC pays serious attention to sustainable development, thus, has adopted and integrated the operational guidelines from the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) into the business operation of the company. GPSC supports and advocates for such policies through the partnership with TBCSD in order to share ideas and information on its business operations to promote the concept of sustainable development.

    With the intention to drive the implementation of social and environmental responsibility projects, GPSC encourages its members to act on the matter and be a role model for sustainability capable of promoting favorable change in regulations at an industrial and national levels that also meets the UN’s sustainable development goals. Some probable participations include discussing measures to solve the PM 2.5 problem and becoming a member of the Climate change campaign in order to carry out activities in accordance with the group's action plan.