EGCO Group realizes the importance of “youth” as they will grow up and become the country’s future generation. The company therefore supported and conducted activities to instilled public mindedness by building knowledge and understanding through educational systems and outside classroom learning experience to lead to a society of sustainable development. Furthermore, through the Thai Conservation of Forest Foundation (Thai Rak Pa) EGCO Group also promotes participation in environmental conservation, biodiversity, ecosystems, and watersheds which is an important source of natural waters production and storage and is the source of various living things.

In parallel, EGCO Group has organized a working plan in accordance with internationally accepted approach and in compliance with other organization’s social responsibility strategy which contains additional indicators starting in 2020, as follows:

  • Key Initiatives

    Community

    Initiatives to improve the quality of life of communities surrounding EGCO Group’s power plants which covers 6 main aspects according to the framework:

    • Local Employment;
    • Occupational Skills Development;
    • Education and Learning Support;
    • Health and Safety Promotion;
    • Infrastructure Development, Encourage the Preservation of Religion Culture, and other Community Relation Activities;
    • Natural Resources Conservation.

    Social

    • Initiatives to sort waste to reduce GHG emissions and promote volunteering according to the core vale of “EGCO Ecosystem”
    • Rong Fai Fha Phee Rong Rien Nong initiative started an “Power Teacher Online Course” by supporting teachers from elementary to high school level to build skills on teaching energy and environment subjects using online media.
    • Khanom Power Plant Learning Center
    • GreeNEDucation Learning Center (solar)
    • Special activities and promotion of energy and environmental conservation
    • Power plant open house project (suspended operations due to COVID-19 outbreak)

    Environment

    • Initiatives on biodiversity database in Khanom power plant (continued from 2020)
    • Protecting animal population and increasing green space project in power plants
    • Biodiversity preservation and restoration project to enhance marine ecosystem
    • Sea turtle conservation project by Quezon Power Plant, Philippines
    • Bird and bat population monitoring project by Boco Rock Wind Farm, Australia
    • Raising an awareness and creating involvement in decreasing ocean waste project
    • Conservation and restoration of watershed forests by Thai Rak Pa Foundation.
  • Business KPIs

    Community

    • Number of volunteer hours
    • Number of grievances
    • Satisfaction score
    • Number of community development projects
    • Frequency of community relations activities
    • Public relations value to build positive impacts to EGCO Group/ awards/ certified standards

    Social

    • Number of volunteer hours
    • Percentage of waste sorted
    • Volume of CO2 emissions reduced
    • Satisfaction score – percentage of knowledge increased for participants
    • Public relations value to build positive impacts to EGCO Group/ awards/

    Environment

    • Percentage of power plants with biodiversity preservation and mitigation plan
    • Percentage of projects with biodiversity assessment
    • No environmental grievances
    • Public relations value to build positive impacts to EGCO Group/ awards/
  • Social and Environmental KPIs

    Community

    • Percentage of local employment
    • Number of benefit persons
    • Promotion of projects improving quality of life
    • Monetary support on community development
    • Continuity of participation in community relations activities of at least 2 activities per month

    Social

    • Number of benefit persons (students, schools)
    • Percentage of participant’s knowledge and understanding
    • Percentage of waste sorted
    • Volume of CO2 emissions reduced

    Environment

    • Number of living organisms as an indicator for biodiversity in Khanom power plant, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Quezon power plant, Philippines
    • Number of trees counted and collected data on green space in Khanom power plant
    • Amount of carbon collected in trees from green space in Khanom power plant
    • Percentage of aquatic animals released to nature/ receive care
    • Number of Mangrove trees and the percentage of trees survived
    • Number of bird and bat population (Boco Rock Wind Farm)
    • Restoration of forest area (by Thai Rak Pa Foundation)