Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
GPSC operates under the sustainability management policy and the social and environmental responsibility policy by proceeding through social and community development programs in various forms that align with strategy and business direction of the organization. The company also focuses on participation from all groups of stakeholders, both internal and external; in particular, the stakeholders around the company's operation site for sustainable coexistence.
Community Responsibility Management Approach
Strategic Framework on Corporate Social Responsibility
GPSC recognizes the importance of corporate social and environmental initiatives. Therefore, GPSC has the policy to support improvement in community and society continuousness. GPSC’s strategy comprises Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the following 4 domains:
1. Education Projects
It is GPSC’s policy to promote education in a sustainable manner by offering scholarships, supporting activities, and improving local schools, such as Vocational Scholarship project in Rayong, Leadership Program for Sustainable Education (CONNEXT ED), and GPSC Young Social Innovator.
2. Improvement of the Quality of Life Projects
GPSC has also established a policy on improving the quality of community and society for a better quality of life, without any danger, steady careers path including having great physically and mentally healthy by organizing events. The following events are supporting the capability development of village health volunteers, providing a mobile medical service, fostering youth development, encouraging participation in sports, the Map Ta Phut Hospital Development project, the Senior Club project, Mor Fai Fah (Electric Doctor) project, Mor Fai Fah (Electric Doctor) to create career opportunity project as well as a social enterprise of community recycle bank and transformation project.
3. Engagement Activities with Communities Projects
GPSC supports community service and social welfare activities, as well as organizing engagement activities with local communities to build understanding and a positive relationship. The company organizes meetings between communities and related functions to facilitate discussion and consultation as well as soliciting feedback. Moreover, the company regularly organizes an open house for local residents to build confidence in the company’s business operations under the Shoulder-to-Shoulder project.
4. Environmental Projects
GPSC is cognizant of our social and environmental responsibility, especially in areas and communities within close proximity to the company’s operation sites. GPSC runs a variety of projects to support environmental conservation, clean energy, and balance in the ecosystem, such as the Integrated Waste Management Project in Rayong, the Aquatic Animal Release project in Honor of His Majesty the King, the Reforestation project, Improvement forestry Ban-Nern-Kra-Prok-Bon community area project.
GPSC’s corporate social responsibility activities are based on three important principles, which are;
- The activities are linked to the organization's mission and are related to its business operations
- The activities require the use of the company’s expertise, skills and competencies in order to transfer the knowledge for community development
- The activities meet the needs and expectations of the community and society
In addition to the Corporate Social Responsibility Guidelines of PTT Group, GPSC also adheres to and follows international standards such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company focuses on project implementations that incorporate community investment and commercial initiatives such as social enterprise (SE) or projects that create shared value (CSV) .
For a business to achieve sustainable growth, the community and society must prosper alongside. To accomplish the goal, GPSC has laid out a strategic framework for community and social development as a guideline according to international standards. This includes supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Taking part in concrete development and solving important problems of the community and society by combining the company's expertise and business processes, GPSC has implemented social and community development projects in accordance with the organization's strategy as follows:
1. Light for a Better Life Project
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Light for a Better Life is a project to help communities which is the use of expertise and specific skills of the company and staff in the company. To take care of the electrical system for the community and society, reflecting PTT's leadership in the electricity business innovation by using People Expertise to look after people in the community, society and country (People of the Planet) with objectives and missions in each area as follows
Repair and improvement of electrical systems aims to reduce fire and electrical risks to prevent loss of life and assets at public places, including schools, temples, local medical centers, and local governmental organizations.
Replacement of electrical equipment and appliances, as well as to solar cell system installation target to save energy and reduce costs. Therefore, the savings can be useful for other activities.
To install alternative energy systems in remote areas for better quality of life and energy security e.g. installation of solar rooftop for hospitals.
Creating Mor Fai Fah (Electricity Doctors) for the communities by training locals to take care of their electrical systems, which also generates income for the communities.
BENEFITS TO GPSC
- Utilizing staff’s skill and expertise in caring for the society.
- 120 staffs has engaged in the project.
- Enhancing company’s expertise on electric system care.
- Building good relationships with the communities.
- CO2 reduction of 20,400 KgCO2e per year.
BENEFITS TO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES
- Developing Mor Fai Fah (Electricity Doctors) by training 30 teachers and students of Rayong Technical College with certificates from the Department of Skill Development, with a total income of THB 252,000.
- Saving electricity costs from replacing electrical equipment and appliances for four schools of THB 48,000 a year.
- Installing Solar Rooftops for two hospitals in remote areas, thus saving THB 432,000 of electricity costs annually.
- Creating jobs for local people.
2. Zero Waste Village Project
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13: Climate Action
The Zero Waste Village Project aims to raise awareness for people in the community to sort waste properly. This will create value for the wastes and the wasted items. Also, it helps to reduce environmental problems and takes care of natural resources for the community. This Zero Waste Village is a project aimed to improve the quality of life along with environmental preservation that has been developed for social business or Social Enterprise. Moreover, this will bring income and sustainability to the community through these following activities
|Plan / Activity||Operation|
|Recyclable Waste Bank||Performing activities in 2 areas which are Recyclable Waste Bank at Moo 1 Nong Taphan, Ban Khai District and Recyclable Waste Bank at Moo 3, Nam Khok, Mueang District, Rayong Province. Throughout the year, waste banks in both areas purchased 15.5 tons of recyclable waste and reduced carbon dioxide emission by 11.6 tons of carbon (tCo2e)|
|Recyclable Waste Donation for the Public Benefit||Accepting 9,999 plastic bottles donation from the communities in Moo 6, Nong Taphan in order to convert them into polyester fibers to be woven into 25 raincoats and provided to three local temples; Nong Saphan Temple, Pak Pa Temple and Ko Aranyikavas Temple in Rayong province|
|Waste Management Leader Training in Schools||Providing a waste management training in schools in accordance with the context and readiness of each school|
|Awareness Raising on Wastes and Guidelines for Household Waste Management||Providing all types of household waste management training including recyclable wastes, organic wastes, hazardous wastes and non-recyclable wastes for the people in the community and local government agencies|
|Green Market||Providing waste management training and Green Market operations to the members of Nam Khok Fresh Market and establishing Green Market guidelines to improve the scenery and the market layout which has been implemented since 2019|
|Value Added Waste||Supporting Ban Phai community and Nong Taphan District to turn betel nut shells, common organic waste in the community, into dishes and bowls to reduce waste and add value to the waste. This project has since created constant income for the community.|
BENEFITS TO GPSC
- Reducing Green House Gas 11.6 tCO2e
- Building good relationships with local communities.
- The efficient separation of waste results in effective Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) that is delivered to the RDF project.
BENEFITS TO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES
- Raising awareness among 280 people on waste management.
- Promoting efficient use of resources to reduce environmental impacts.
- Reducing waste in communities.
- Generating additional incomes for people in the communities.
3. Young Social Innovator Project
SDG: 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Recognizing the importance of sustainable development in all aspects including society, economy and the environment, GPSC has applied the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) blueprint as a guidance to follow, specifically focusing on energy development, natural resources, and the environment.
In 2019, the company organized GPSC Young Social Innovator Contest for the 2nd year to provide opportunities for students in upper secondary and vocational schools (or equivalent) to present concepts, products, or processes that focus on solving social, economic, and natural resources problems or promoting sustainable environment in their communities.
In the 2018’s event, the participants were recruited only from the eastern region, whereas in 2019 from all over the country with 5 projects that passed through to the final stage of the competition. As a result, the work the participants put in could potentially be the answer to the ongoing problems or may become products on the market in the form of social enterprise, which will lead to the participation between organization and community. Altogether, the competition will act as a driving force for Thailand's sustainable development in the future.
For 2020, the final competition will take place and will continue to support the scientific and social innovation to be further developed so as to create maximum benefit to the community and society.
BENEFITS TO GPSC
- Building good relationship with local communities.
- Creating human resources in many fields relating to the business.
- PR Value THB 2.96 Million
BENEFITS TO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES
- Educational accessibility
- Better educational quality
- Helping to develop national educational human resources.
Type of Contribution
|Type of Contribution||Unit||FY 2019|
|Time: employee volunteering during paid working hours||THB||826,000|
|In-kind giving: product or services donations, projects/partnerships or similar||THB||995,700|
Type of Philanthropic Activities
|Type of Philanthropic Activities||Percentage of Total Costs (%)|