Climate Partnership with External Parties
Water Management in Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC)
GC is well aware of the impact of climate change which could potentially lead to the water shortage and disrupt the production process. In respond to this issue, GC participates as a member of Water War Room Rayong to alleviate water crisis together with Department of Irrigation, and the Eastern Water Resources Development and Management PLC (East Water) and other entrepreneurs to focus on the integrated water management and prioritizing the importance to supply water for consumption, ecology preservation, agriculture and industry, respectively. Ultimately, the collaboration allows GC to maintain its production level without any disruptions across the value chain while is facing an environmental issue, such as water scarcity in local areas.
GC-VISTEC Collaborations on Carbon Dioxide Utilizations
Since 2016, GC and the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC) have collaborated in research and development (R&D) to utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the manufacturing process. In 2019, the GC-VISTEC collaboration has accomplished the catalyst development to value-added products from carbon dioxide and olefins, such as lactones, unsaturated arboxylic acid, self-healing polyurethane, and cyclic carbonate. Five patents have been filed as a result of this achievement
Climate Partnership with Business Partner
The development of plastic resins and molding process for producing a thin film
GC has continuously executed the project in collaboration with other partners in the value chain, including the downstream converters and designers of plastic related products, to ensure completeness of product life-cycle management, specifically product end of life. The example of success metric and positive outcome includes the development of plastic resins and molding process for producing a thin film, which is used to produce plastic bags. In addition to its robustness, this plastic bag also reduces the use of resources, energy, greenhouse gas emissions in the production process, and production cost. The beneficial outcomes from the project throughout the value chains include
Reduced use of plastic resins by approximately
Reduced production costs of thin film, plastic bags, and transportation costs by approximately
Due to the effective Climate Partnership along the supply chain, GC has been assessed and awarded by the Ecovadis with Gold Recognition Level in the environment, social and good governance dimensions, with an overall score in the top 5 percent (level A). Moreover, GC has been certified with Green Industry Level Five: Green Network, which is the highest level granted by the Ministry of Industry, accountable for the company that has expanded the scope of the green industry from internal to external company and throughout the supply chain.