With a commitment to reduce, limit and terminate the use of hazardous chemicals, which may harm the environment and the health of employees and consumers, GC has reviewed national and international laws, regulations, and standards related to the termination or control of chemical use, e.g. the List of Hazardous Substances according to the Department of Industrial Works, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHs), etc. The objective of such action is to regulate the use of chemicals throughout the life cycle of product.

In 2023, GC established the target to develop environmentally friendly products and limit environmentally harmful products in our portfolio (as defined in the Annex XVII of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation) where revenue from these products must not exceed 3% of the Company’s total product revenue. As a result, GC was able to successfully limit revenue from environmentally harmful products to 2% of the Company’s total product revenue.

Additionally, GC has a commitment to phasing out PFAS from Metallocene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (mLLDPE) products for the Flexible Packaging group by 2025. The increasing global concern over the potential environmental and health hazards posed by PFAS substances has led several nations, including the United States and the European Union, to contemplate regulatory measures. This deliberation encompasses the assessment and potential imposition of restrictions aimed at prohibiting the utilization of PFAS substances as ingredients in products. For example, US EPA published a final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that requires all manufacturers (including importers) of PFAS and PFAS-containing articles to report information to EPA on PFAS uses, disposal, and hazards. GC has started to researching and conducting laboratory on using alternative materials that is safe for environment and not containing the PFAS in 2023. Additionally, By the end of 2024, GC could manufacture products free of PFAS for commercial purposes and be ready for sale in the market.

GC has also prepared the Product Safety and Toxicity Disclosure, and has communicated relevant information to employees and suppliers, in order to ensure that the chemicals used in the production process comply with related regulations and laws. GC has provided its customers with the instruction on the safe management of its products through the product labelling in accordance with United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) standard. This includes product usage, storage transportation, disposal, etc.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

23% of GC’s products have been subjected to chemical group classification with labeling and safety data sheets on health and environmental hazards according to the Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GC develops the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) in an alignment with Globally Harmonised System for Classification and labeling of Chemicals (GHS) to communicate safety information of hazardous substances with internal and external stakeholders, including operators, customers, community, supplier, industrial estate and government. GC also incorporates information in regard to medical treatment and long-term follow-up for the individuals who take risks associated with hazardous substance in products, into the SDS. The SDS is publicly available on website (one page format) in both Thai and English versions, as well as launched in a form of mobile application for the contractor.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

In addition the company are aware of the environmental impacts from the use of the hazardous substance. In this regard, GC continues to research and develop products to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals or transform into safer chemicals, as we as prioritize and schedule operations to minimize environmental and human health impacts.

Action plan to control the use of hazardous substances throughout the product life cycle


Reviewing the list of prohibited chemicals / restricted chemicals used in the product exceeding 0.1 percent by weight and reviewing the list of prohibited chemicals / restricted chemicals complying with national and international laws and regulations.


Analyzing products that possibly reduce the use of prohibited chemicals / restricted chemicals, or possibly change to safe chemicals.


Rating of prohibited chemicals / restricted chemicals to cancel or control the use.

Planning and setting timeline for the implementation in order to cancel and control prohibited chemicals / restricted chemicals in the product.


Implementing according to plan to cancel or control the use of prohibited chemicals / restricted chemicals in the product.


Developing software for tracking data of both import and cancellation of chemical use. This will support to safely protect users both employees and contractors. Additionally, the software system has been improved to medical monitoring in the event of exposure to danger.