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.

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)

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.

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

2016-2017

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.

2018

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

2019

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.

2020-2021

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