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Environmental dimension

Summary of operational performance on environmental dimensions
Type Unit Total amount of greenhouse gas emission
2020 2019 2018
Scope 1 TonCO2e 7,015.68 2,477.75 1,976.67
Scope 2 TonCO2e 16,039.76 N/A N/A
Scope 1 and Scope 2 TonCO2e 23,055.44 2,477.75 1,976.67
Full-time employees Employees 10,328 9,589 6,588.9
Concentration of amount of greenhouse gas emission (FTE) TonCO2e / employee 2.23 0.26 0.30
Scope 3 TonCO2e 528.84 437.70 329.60

Note: The Company improved the assessment of CO2 emissions from the main resources that the company used. This includes petrol usage of the vehicles that the Company owns, electricity usage, water usage, paper usage, and methane emissions from septic tanks from the head office and branches, one hundred percent led to the total CO2 emissions in 2020 rise significantly higher than in 2019

Target on Greenhouse Gas Emission

The company has set the target to reduce the total amount of greenhouse gas emission including Scope 1, 2, and 3 by 10% within 2023 comparing to the base line year of 2020.

Performance report on carbon footprint management

The Company operates the carbon footprint of the organization by measuring greenhouse gas emission in the year 2020 in 3 scopes as follows:

Scope 1: Direct GHG Emissions

The calculation is made from the combustion of fuel generated by the vehicle (owned by the organization) and the employees’ motorbikes for the Company’s usage, calculated from the consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel importantly in 2020, and the GHG emissions from Septic tank (the information covering the entire Head Office and branch offices nationwide account for 100 percent).

Table of oil consumption amount in 2020

Type Consumption amount (Liter) TonCO2e
Diesel 1,023,106.42 2,803.62
Gasohol 91, 95 1,478,859.35* 3,357.45
Total 2,501,965.77 6,161.07
FTE 10,328 persons 0.60

*Remark: The Company collected the usage of diesel and petrol from fleet card (only the cars that the Company own and the executives’ cars) and the estimated amount of petrol that the company pays to employees who use their motorbikes for the Company’s operation. The estimation is the oil expense payment of each month divided by the oil price at the end of the month which the result is in liters.

The Company has its oil consumption control measure which has been changed from meeting in at the head office in Bangkok to video conference. According to the annual policy statement in 2021, the Company could reduce Carbon footprint by 4.66 tonCo2e equivalent to 517 trees absorbing CO2 per year.

*Remark: The Company uses the calculating equipment of the Care the bear Project which is conducted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

For the GHG emissions from the Septic tank calculate the emissions from employees of the Company only which the number of days is the working days in 2020 equivalent to 255 days. The detail is as follows:

The calculation of biodegradable organic in municipal wastewater (TOW)

Number of employees (persons) BOD (gram/person-day) 0.001 Working days
9,974 40 0.001 255

Amount of GHG emission from Septic tank

Type Emissions amount (kilogram) TonCO2e
CH4 Emission (Methane) 30,521.72 854.61

Note: The Company use Carbon footprint calculation program of the Head office which developed by the GHG management organization (Public Organization).

Scope 2: Indirect GHG Emissions

The calculation is made from the purchase of electric power to use in the Company in 2020. Apart from the electricity saving measures in accordance with the Company’s original practice guidelines, including projects “Close for change” as reported in the 2019 Sustainability Report. The reported power consumption on the table below is an estimate of the electricity consumption from the electricity bills that the Company actually paid (information covering both the Head Office and every branch office nationwide calculated as 100%) divided by the average price of electricity at 4.20 baht per unit. *

Table of electricity consumption amount in 2020

Actual payment of electricity consumption Consumption amount (kWh) TonCO2e
Electricity 134,701,182.19 32,065,942.74 16,039.76

*Remark: the average electricity expense per unit was 4.20 baht which is calculated from the electricity consumption (unit: kWh) per month between October – December 2020. The results show that the average expense per month were 4.09, 4.36, and 4.15 baht per unit. Therefore, the average price of 3 months was at 4.20 baht per unit. Then, the average price is used to calculate the Company’s electricity expense per month in 2020 to get the estimated electricity consumption. (unit: kWh)

Scope 3: Other Indirect GHG Emission

The calculation is made from the paper consumption and the use of water supply (information covering the entire Head Office and every branch office nationwide account for 100 percent) which can enumerate measures and performance based on Scope 3 as follows:

Paper consumption measure

  1. The Company encourages all departments in the organization to cooperate in reducing the paper usage by campaigning to choose to print and use paper on both sides.
  2. The Company has developed an electronic receipt (e-Receipt) in accordance with the rules and practices in line with the Revenue Department. The project was started for the pilot operation in October 2020, which can help reducing 5,300.20 bills or equivalent to 11,544.44 kg or help reducing carbon footprint for 7.71 tonCO2e. In this regard, the scope of the e-Receipt Program will be extended to cover all branch offices nationwide by April 2021.

Table of paper consumption in 2020

Type Consumption amount (kg) TonCO2e
A4 272,303.80 181.82
F14 99,333.08 66.32
Total 371,636.88 248.14

Note: The Company has recorded the paper consumption through ACC program since 2017

Measures for the use of water resources

Water resource consumption is an estimate of water consumption from the water bill that the Company actually paid (information covering both the Head office and every branch office nationwide account to 100 percent) divided by the average price of tap water in 0.013* baht per unit.

Table of water consumption amount in 2020

Actual paid of water consumption Consumption amount (Unit: Mega liter) TonCO2e
Water consumption 13,159,999.93 987.32 280.70

*Remark: the average water price is 0.013 baht per unit calculated the water consumption (unit: Mega liter) per month between October to December 2020. This led the average water expense per month at 0.013, 0.013, and 0.014 baht per unit. Thus, the average price of 3 months was at 0.013 baht per unit. Then, the average price of water was used to estimate the Company’s water consumption (unit: Mega liter) per month in 2020.

Risk assessment of water in the Company

The Company assessed the risk of water covering the Head office and branches (amounting to 100 percent) by the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas equipment of the World Resource Institute.

Proportion of the risk area of the Water Stress

Mega liter Proportion (percent)
Extremely High (>80%) 173.37 18.00
High (40-80%) 242.25 25.00
Medium to High (20-40%) 226.61 23.00
Low to Medium (10-20%) 112.59 11.00
Low (<10%) 232.50 24.00

*Remark: The Company calculated proportion of water consumption of the branches, representing Water Stress from water resources of Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA).

Sources Type of water Total Area
(unit: Mega liter)
Water Stress
(unit: Mega liter)
Third-party water (total) Freshwater (Surface water) 987.32 415.62
Other water - -

Note: The Company set the level of high-risk area at High (40-80%) and Extremely High (>80%) presents areas that has the risk of water stress of the Company.

Green product purchasing measures

The Company promotes the purchase of environmentally friendly products in the category of office equipment at the Head Office according to the criteria of the Pollution Control Department. In the year 2020, the Company has started to purchase the green label certified toilet paper and A4 paper (only at the Head Office).

Operational performance report of Green Building

In 2020, the new Head Office building of the Company which was a green building or an eco-friendly building was still under construction. It has not been completed yet. As the Company has given importance to the issue of climate management in the long term, the Company has prepared a plan to cope with the Green Building Design. This includes the selection of environmentally friendly materials and equipment under the LEED Green Standard Guidelines, Gold Level (Version 4) by the US Green Building Council of the United States. This results in the new Head Office building of the Company to be the building that shows how beautiful it can be combined with energy savings without compromising on the quality of life of building occupants in any way. It is also designed to support the principles of universal design with a system to facilitate the elderly.

The new Head Office building is a 14-storey office building with a total utility space of 12,900 square meters and has passed the environmental impact assessment (EIA) according to the standard criteria in June 2018 (construction period) and January 2020 (construction completion period). In 2020, the Company can report the environmental impact which is divided into impacts during the construction process and the impact during construction completion as follows.

Air quality of general atmospheric

Control on construction dust concentration Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) when being combined with the results of the air quality measurement of the project was 0.163 mg / m3 which did not exceed the standard of atmospheric dust concentration of 0.33 mg / m3 according to the Notification of National Environment Board No. 24 B.E.2547. The result shows air quality index measured was in the setting required standard. However, after construction, the Company still follow the required protecting policy and solve the effect of the air quality significantly by cleaning the outbound area, including the access road to the area to protect the dust and the explosion of it when passing the entrance-exit of the area.

Control on noise level

Buildings adjacent to each side of the project were affected by noise approximately 64-65 dB (A) which did not exceed 70 dB (A) according to the standard of 24-hour average noise level and a noise factor of -1.6 to -0.9 dB(A). This did not exceed the noise level 10 dB (A) of the basic sound level the Notification of National Environment Board No. 29 (B.E.2550). The initiation of the sound is from the construction of the Company which had drilling and hammering activities. Currently, the construction has been completed. The effect of the sound has disappeared, leaving only the sound from traffic and social activities in the surrounding areas.

Waste management

There was waste that could be recycled including iron, ceramic tile, roof tiles, gypsum board and wood accounted for 9.57% of total building construction waste or 466.36 m3. The waste to be disposed consisted of concrete and bricks for 4,406.79 m3.

1 Refer: Report of the protection policy and the effect to the environment, and monitoring effect from environment between January - June 2020 (construction period) by the Environment Research and Technology Co.,Ltd.