Setting goals and conducting businesses that support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs)

The company has supported seven of the 17 main sustainable goals, namely Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), Goal 13 (Climate Action) and Goal 16 (Peace and Justice). The company aims to establish management guidelines for sustainable development and benefit to all stakeholders.

7: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Incentives and Connections to the Business
With the GPSC Group, being the main power business innovation leader, PTT is therefore committed to bringing its skills, knowledge, capabilities and expertise in power system development in delivering clean energy to communities at local and national levels by developing a project to improve the quality of life of the local people to be safe, while also allowing for such individuals to maintain a stable career, which is beneficial for both physical and mental health, as well as stimulating economic growth, such as the “Light for Better Life” (LBL) project, investment in solar power plants, etc. This commitment is in line with the sustainability goals, where goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy.

Operation Plan

  • Expanding solar power plant projects, totaling 9 projects in 4 provin ces: Phichit Suphanburi, Lopburi Khon Kaen, with a total production c apacity of 39.5 MW.
  • Light for Better Life: Renewable Energy in Remote Area project, which represents an improvement in electrical systems, installation and delivery of solar and energy storage systems in remote areas and communities, where electricity is not yet accessible, including the installation of solar power systems for health promotion hospitals in Ban Thung Ton Ngiu subdistrict and Ban Mae Long Luang Omkoi district, Chiang Mai Province, the installation of solar power systems on the roof (solar rooftop) to 3 schools in Wang Chan district, Rayong and the installation of a solar power system for Koh Si Chang Hospital.
  • Currently in the process of investing in a solar power plant in Taiwan with a total installed capacity of 55.8 MW.
  • In the process of looking for additional opportunities for the development and investment of renewable energy power generation projects, in collaboration with the PTT Group in seeking overseas renewable energy power plant investment opportunities.
  • Install and deliver renewable energy power generation systems and energy storage systems to remote and electricity-lacking communities across the country. In 2021, additional solar power systems will be installed for 8-10 community health centers (NSO) at Omkoi district, as well as installing solar power systems and energy storage systems for the sea turtle conservation center in Koh Man Nai and Koh Kham National Park.
  • Participate in the energy conservation project of relevant external agencies.

Benefits to the Company

  • Increases in opportunities for new electric power business.
  • Reduction in costs of electricity.
  • Increase in the proportion of production capacity derived from renewable energy.
  • CO2 emission reduction account increase and reduction of CO2 intensity.
  • Reduction in energy consumption costs.
  • Enhancement of the knowledge, skills and expertise of personnel.

Benefits to the Environment and Society

  • Meeting electricity demands and ensuring electricity security in scarce areas.
  • Reduction in the burden of electricity costs by using renewable energy and energy storage systems.
  • Reduction of environmental pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and impacts on climate change.
  • Supporting government policies to increase the share of renewable energy consumption.

Operational Goals

  • Increase the proportion of electricity generation from renewable energy to 30% by 2025, with a long-term goal in conjunction with the PTT Group to increase electricity generating capacity from renewable energy to 8,000 MW by 2030.
  • Reducing the cost of producing energy, which is included in the 2020 operational plan.
  • Carry out a project to improve overall efficiency by constructing a new power plant to replace the exisitng one by 2022.
  • Deliver 1000 kW of renewable energy power generation systems and energy storage systems to communities in need nationwide by 2025.
8: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
Incentives and Connections to the Business
GPSC Group acknowledges that electrical security is essential to building jobs and income, which is a critical and fundamental factor for promoting good quality of life for people, society, as well as improving the overall economy of the country to ensure stability. At the micro and macro level, it is determined to expand its comprehensive energy production and delivery capacity both domestically and internationally, in order to build stability and increase new opportunities for business operations, while also allowing these to run smoothly. This will also ensure the safety of life and property for all citizens by our commitment to this matter, which is in accordance with goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Operation Plan

  • Strictly abide by labor laws and regulations, resist all forms of illegal employment and operate in accordance with the human rights policies of the company.
  • Provide suitable and safe working space by conducting a safety culture plan for the company groups and working on safety assessments for contractors.
  • Promote decent employment and economic growth through the Employment Increase Program.
  • Support the utility project, in order to promote the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi) to stimulate economic development.
  • Project Optimization. Energy and technology investments to produce energy. To create economic stability and promote employment.
  • Promote economic growth of major and secondary cities of Thailand through the internal programs and activities of the company.
  • Expand electricity generating capacity to industrial areas both domestically and internationally, especially in the investment target countries to support economic growth by developing power plant projects to develop power grids and support economic growth.

Benefits to the Company

  • Addition of new business opportunities.
  • Economic growth has resulted in an increase in demand for the electricity and products of the company.
  • Good image creation for the company.
  • Enhancement of knowledge, skills and expertise of personnel, as well as wo2rk efficiency.
  • Retainment of employees and reduction of turnover rates in the organization.

Benefits to the Environment and Society

  • Promotion of economic growth at the operational area and at the national level.
  • Promotion and increase of local employment.
  • Creation of green spaces and increases in tourist destinations.

Operational Goals

  • Promotion of economic growth at the operational area and at the national level.
  • Promotion and increase of local employment.
  • Creation of green spaces and increases in tourist destinations.
9: 9.2, 9.4, 9.5
Incentives and Connections to the Business
Innovation is a key factor in driving business, promoting learning, as well as development of the GPSC group. Therefore, initiatives to promote innovation that support sustainability both for business and society, such as research studies on energy storage with business partners and the construction of a prototype battery factory are crucial to prepare for future energy storage needs, infrastructure development and the Young Social Innovator (YSI) program, which is part of the social responsibility strategy of the GPSC Group. The program gives youth the opportunity to use their creativity through projects, products or other methods to solve social, economic and environmental problems, as well as to raise awareness of youth on the efficient use of energy and natural resources to reduce the negative environmental impacts and to strengthen the economy at the local and national levels, etc. This innovation program is in line with goal 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Operation Plan

  • Construction of a prototype battery (Semi Solid) plant with a 30 MW/year output capability, which is a key factor in the development of renewable energy power plants and undertaking plans to expand the production capacity to meet future demands.
  • Researching and developing Smart Energy Storage System (ESS), which is used to control energy storage and efficiency.
  • Installation of an 18 kW floating solar power system for agricultural learning at the Innovative Agricultural Learning Center, Chitralada Institute of Technology, Wang Chan district, Rayong province.
  • Conducting an innovation contest project in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University and Chiang Mai University, with plans to expand cooperation to other educational institutions.
  • The YSI program has been continuing for the third year through expansion of the project to cover educational institutions across the country.
  • Expansion of business in industrializing countries.
  • Invest in improving the efficiency of production processes to reduce environmental impacts through technology.

    Benefits to the Company

    • Increase new business opportunities.
    • Create a good image for the organization.
    • Transfer of new technology and innovation.
    • Increase the efficiency in the production process.

    Benefits to the Environment and Society

    • Promotion of industrial expansion and economic needs.
    • Communities receive better infrastructure and expand employment, promote research and innovation in science and technology.

    Operational Goals

    • Continuously promote the development of public utilities in the business area and support disaster relief efforts of the country.
    • Select at least one project, which has received an award from an innovation contest in the YSI project to further develop the community in a commercial setting.
    • Develop the Smart Energy project, which refers to the business of selling cold water for air conditioning units in potential areas (District Cooling Business).
    • Employing personnel in the business expansion area to promote the creation of personnel in the power generation business, in order for this to be the foundation for the next power plants, where at least 20 people/ power plant will be hired to work by the year 2023.
    • Developing production efficiency and implementing infrastructure improvement projects by applying professional expertise.
    11: 11.1, 11.6
    Incentives and Connections to the Business
    To promote efficient and safe cities and settlements, GPSC Group has established guidelines for community and social development through business and social activities in line with local needs and group expertise. GPSC has therefore laid out guidelines for community and social development through business and social activities that are in line with local needs and the expertise of the GPSC group, which can be categorized into four main approaches: (1) Building engagement with communities (2) Improve quality of life (3) Environmental conservation and (4) Education in line with goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Operation Plan

    • Developing utilities for schools, temples and hospitals for communities surrounding the power plant.
    • Supporting education both for youth and educational institutions.
    • Support activities and traditions of the community as well as involve the community in developing and strengthening the community development plan.

      Benefits to the Company

      • To be accepted and be able to coexist with the community and society sustainably.
      • Creation of business opportunities.
      • Good image creation for the organization.

      Benefits to the Environment and Society

      • Promote access to basic utilities of the community.

      Operational Goals

      • Obtainment of more than a 75% community satisfaction survey score for corporate social responsibility and development activities.
      12: 12.2, 12.5
      Incentives and Connections to the Business
      GPSC Group realizes its social and environmental responsibility, especially in areas and communities close to its power plants. Therefore, initiating projects to support environmental conservation, promoting the use of clean energy and creating ecological balance, such as via the energy conservation plan for each power plant, the recycling of wastewater in the factory and the “Zero Waste Village” project. It has shared waste management knowledge with communities, created activities that support waste reduction and generated income for 4 communities, namely, (1) Thap Ma Subdistrict Municipality, (2) Nam Khok Subdistrict Municipality, (3) Mabkha Pattana Subdistrict Municipality, (4) Nong Taphan Subdistrict administrative organization through 6 activities, including (1) Waste Bank, (2) Waste donation recycling, (3) Workshops with school leaders on waste management, (4) Building knowledge and understanding of waste management, (5) Natural market (Green Market) and (6) Activities related to other waste management including promoting waste reduction, with all such commitments being in accordance with the sustainability goals in goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, which is in accordance with goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

      Operation Plan

      • Developing a sustainability plan and assessing the environmental, social and corporate governance risks (ESG) with trading partners.
      • Dividing t Operating in accordance with the energy conservation plans of the company.
      • Implementing the 3R waste management projects, the Water Footprint Project, and also continuously reducing water and energy usage.
      • Improving the production of reverse osmosis (R.O.) and deionized water.
      • Reducing the generation of waste.
      • Establishing a Zero Waste to Landfill project.
      • Reducing negative environmental impacts by promoting knowledge on community waste management in the four communities mentioned, including opening a community waste management-learning center for the public to come and study.
      • Establishing a project to reduce the amount of waste in the community by producing it as soil amendment
      • Applying waste from coal-fired power plants to be used as a mixture of lightweight concrete blocks for building construction.
      • Operating wastewater into the charcoal piles to be recycled to reduce the amount of wastewater in the production process.
      • Waste to Energy Project in Rayong into two parts: the Waste to Energy Project, which has been completed and the Waste to Energy Power Plant Project, which is under construction. It is expected to be completed and ready for electricity generation by 2021.
      • In the process of establishing a comprehensive waste management learning center to convert into energy.
      • In the process of improving and developing production processes to use resources efficiently.
      • Effectively reducing the use of raw water in the production process.

      Benefits to the Company

      • Reduction of environmental, social and corporate governance risks in supplier management.
      • Reduction of the use of resources, overall costs and costs in production and waste processes.
      • Improvement of resource utilization and overall management.
      • Reduction of complaint risks and legal regulations.

      Benefits to the Environment and Society

      • Promotion of environmental, social and corporate governance of business partners.
      • Fostering of resource conservation and sustainability.
      • Enhancing knowledge and understanding of efficient municipal waste management.

      Operational Goals

      • Reduce the use of resources, which is in line with the goals of the PTT Group by 2019-2023.
      • Zero waste sent to disposal in landfills.
      • Establishing projects and activities in the area such as a garbage bank, charitable waste donation activities, basic waste separation activities, organic household waste management, student and teacher training program for school waste separation, waste processing projects to add value, green market projects, etc.
      • Reduction in the amount of waste by 200,000 tons in coal plants per year.
      • Reduction in the amount of waste water by 260,000 cubic meters per year.
      • Reduction in the use of raw water by roughly 400,000 cubic meters per year.
      13: 13.2
      Incentives and Connections to the Business
      Climate change, which is currently a major issue of global interest, has created cooperation from all government and private sectors to try to reduce the global temperature rise by no more than 2 degrees Celsius. Therefore, GPSC Group, as a power producer, is committed to being a key force in the use of clean and environmentally friendly energy in order to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from its business activities, which is in accordance with goal 13 Climate Action

      Operation Plan

      • Taking part in Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program (T-VER) and Carbon Footprint Organization (CFO) Projects.
      • Setting measures to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
      • T-VER project certification from operations refers to the project to improve the equipment and water control system in the high pressure boiler in the power plant Unit 3 (CFB3), the waste fuel production project from municipal solid waste in Rayong and the project to reduce the use of electric energy by replacing the impeller for the cooling system at the Central Utility Plant (CUP-3).
      • Implementing the G-infinite power project to manage integrated assets within the GPSC Group to increase the efficiency of electricity and steam generation to support the reduction of more than 71,431 tCO2eq per year of carbon dioxide emissions.

        Benefits to the Company

        • Efficient usage of resources and establishment of a goof management system.
        • Reduction in costs and expenses.
        • Reduction of the long-term impacts of climate change and environmental impacts on the company, such as through droughts.

        Benefits to the Environment and Society

        • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
        • Reduction of other environmental impacts.

        Operational Goals

        • Five-year target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which is in acordance with the PTT Group.
        • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the LESS and T-VER projects.
        16: 16.5, 16.6
        Incentives and Connections to the Business
        Fair and transparent governance is the cornerstone of sustainable development. GPSC Group therefore attaches importance to fair and transparent corporate governance in accordance with good corporate governance, promoting human rights, anti-corruption and all forms of corruption, with this commitment being in line with the sustainable development goal 16 Peace and Justice

        Operation Plan

        • Increasing awareness of ethical transparency and good corporate governance by organizing awareness-raising activities through various company activities such as corporate governance content training and business ethics through online channels, employee orientation, PTT Group CG day and QSHE & KM Day, etc.
        • Submitting an assessment form to renew membership in the Anti-Corruption Coalition of the Thai private sector (CAC).
        • Organizing training on human rights for employees and assessing risks to cover all departments.
        • Improving relevant policies and increasing ethical complaints channels.
        • Currently implementing a comprehensive framework for human rights and anti-corruption.
        • Developing ethical principles of good corporate governance.

        Benefits to the Company

        • Transparency in business operations.
        • Risk reduction in all forms of corruption.
        • Support of ethical practices and good corporate governance.
        • Reduction in human rights risks within the organization.

        Benefits to the Environment and Society

        • Reduction in corruption and ensures personnel in being role models in society.

        Operational Goals

        • Number of test takers and average test result scores from respondents of more than 80% in regards business ethics of the company.
        • Conflicts of interest transparency report to reach 100% of the management level.
        • Maintaining the image of being a member of Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC).
        • Achieve an excellent level (5 stars) in the Corporate Governance Survey Project.
        • Human rights risk assessments cover 100% of all operational areas.