SET teams up with more partners in 2nd year of the ‘Zero Waste Station @Bang Kachao River Bend’ campaign

BANGKOK, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) adds two

partners, Osotspa pcl (OSP) and Principal Capital pcl’s Princ Hospital

Suvarnabhumi, to the ‘Zero Waste’ Station@ Bang Kachao River Bend campaign for

the second year. These new partners will join the existing partners Chak Daeng

temple and Saha Pathanapibul pcl (SPC), under the “Synergy of Bang Kachao Major

Community” campaign to connect listed companies with community sectors to build

awareness and change behaviors in waste management among all groups in the

community starting from the residents and entrepreneurs to organizational

agencies in Bang Kachao River Bend area. The campaign, aiming for the exchange

of 15 tons of waste throughout the year, promotes knowledge on environmental and

social responsibilities among the youth to be the driving force towards

sustainability.

SET’s zero waste campaign under the Care the Whale project has created the

collaborative area to promote household and community waste management with the

pilot campaign called the ‘Zero Waste’ Station@ Bang Kachao River Bend launched

in 2021 in six communities around the Bang Kachao River Bend area in Samut

Prakan province near Bangkok. This year, the campaign is further expanded to

embrace more partners in Circular Economy and healthcare, expand the collected

wastes to the glass bottles and reach out to the youth with the common goal to

reduce global warming, create a mechanism to ease the cost of living and promote

healthy living for the community dwellers.

Wat Chak Daeng Abbot Phra Rachwatcharabunchid (Pranom Thammalangkaro) said that

the temple has become a learning center of waste management for the communities

situated along this bend of the Chao Phraya River. The campaign last year played

an important role in supporting environmental management and helping the

community dwellers by enabling them to redeem their garbage for consumer

products sponsored by the partner from the private sector and the wastes were

recycled as school building materials, and Tripitaka which is a way to promote

circular economy. This year will extend outcome to awareness-raising among local

people in the community to foster waste segregation behavior and make them

realize about value of waste which can be processed or recycled.

SET President Pakorn Peetathawatchai said that SET aims to enhance economic,

social, and environmental sustainability for the benefit of all sectors in line

with the vision ‘To Make the Capital Market Work for Everyone’ and environmental

management based on the Circular Economy principle. Apart from the new

partners, the campaign will focus on encouraging entrepreneurs, shops, Tambon

Administrative Organization, schools to sort waste, especially the knowledge and

practical implementation of systematic waste management among youth.

Furthermore, SET has also provided the Climate Care Platform tools to the

station in order to calculate reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent as

well as the comparison of waste sorting and tree planting, to produce concrete

results on a continuous basis.

Vice Chair, Executive Board, SPC, Pasook Raksawonkse said that the company’s

participation last year was part of the company’s commitment to help better the

communities’ and consumers’ quality of life, and promote the environmental

conservation. This year, the company, under this campaign, expands the

sponsorship to provide more consumer products in exchange for waste items to

cover local business entrepreneurs, in addition to the community dwellers.

Moreover, SPC plans to be the core organization to educate 1,000 local youths in

11 schools around the Bang Kachao River Bend area about the benefit of waste

management and sorting process to instill environmental awareness.”

Head of Corporate Communication and CSR, OSOTSPA, Sutida Siamharn said with the

company’s vision of “The Power to Enhance Life.” OSP focuses on the resource

management that can reduce the impact to the environment based on circular

economy’s principles and in line with the campaign. Therefore, the company plays

a part in this year’s project by setting up drop-off points at the temple for

the community members to bring along and drop their glass bottles. The company

will then recycle them into new products and will return the recycled products

to the community around the Chak Daeng temple to be used internally or for the

benefit of the community in various events. Moreover, OSP will coordinate with

the recycling companies in the community to recycle these bottles and contribute

a certain amount of money to the temple in appreciation of the personnel who

have put efforts in this project. In addition, the company has also created a

video clip on the journey of the bottles and the guideline of waste segregation

for recycling, aiming to tell the know-how and build the understanding so that

the community will be a part of the synergy to protect the environment

altogether.

Principal Capital Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer Tanee

Maneenut said that Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi has joined this year’s ‘Zero

Waste’ project, in line with the company’s goal to become a Sustainable Hospital

within 2023. The community dwellers can turn waste items into medical items

such as sanitary masks, alcohol-based sanitizer and basic herbal medicine, and

the hospital has also donated 100 doses of vaccine to the temple for the benefit

of the dwellers of the community in Samut Prakan province where is home to the

hospital and to be in line with the determination to building the giver culture

to assist people, community and society.

During September to December of 2021, the Care the Whale project’s “Zero Waste”

campaign managed to sort and recycle a total of 4,770 kilograms of waste from

households and organizations, reducing 4,093.85 kilograms of CO2 equivalent. In

2022, the campaign is expected to gather 15,000 kilograms of recyclable wastes

from the community dwellers and entrepreneurs around the Bang Kachao River Bend

area. These items include garbage, plastic bottles, food bags, cloths and glass

bottles which can be exchanged for certain consumer and healthcare products at

Chak Daeng temple all year round.

Business and community sectors, and interested public are welcome to join a

“Synergy of Major Community, Zero Waste x 2” seminar to be participated by Phra

Methee Wachirasophon, Pasook of SPC, Tanee of Principle Capital, Sutida of OSP,

and SET Senior Executive Vice President Soraphol Tulayasathien, with Sutiwas

Hongpoonpipat as an MC, on June 15, 2022, at 19.00 hrs. via Facebook of ‘Care

the Whale’, SET Social impact and SET Thailand.

Source: The Stock Exchange of Thailand

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