Sustainability

IRPC Sustainability

Environment Dimension

Environment, Social and Health Impact Assessment

IRPC and IRPC Group’s affiliate have been conducting social, environmental and health impact studies for all projects which are within scope as part of the process to prepare the EIA reports, which are required by law and which must be prepared in compliance with the criteria, methodology, regulations and guidelines for EIA report preparation under the Notification of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and other relevant laws.

During 2012-2017, IRPC and its affiliates had prepared Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA). There are 9 projects, which have been approved by a committee of experts, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning. 8 of which had to prepare EIA, while one project had to submit EHIA. Details are as described below;

Type of Industry Project Title URL
EIA Industrial Estate Rayong Industrial Estate (Ban Khai) click
Petrochemical Industry Propylene Compound Project click
Petroleum Transportation Pipeline Natural Gas Pipeline for IRPC Industrial Park Project click
Power Plant Muang Rayong Combined heat and power project (CHP2) click
Petroleum transportation pipeline Natural gas pipeline for Muang Rayong combined heat and power project click
Office A new Rayong office project  
Refinery UHV project click
Petrochemical Industry Expandable Polystyrene Plant Project click
EHIA Industrial estate IRPC industrial park expansion project  
In 2016, IRPC has prepared the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Expandable Polystyrene Plant Project and approved by 3rd Quarter of 2016. The Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) for the IRPC’s industrial zone expansion project has been approved by the Committee and is, currently, under considerations by the Department of Industrial Works to grant approval for the project development.

For more information, please see http://eia.onep.go.th/ and http://www.iceh.or.th

Biodiversity

IRPC Biodiversity Statement
IRPC and Subsidiary is committed to integrating biodiversity considerations into our business decision process in order to avoid and minimize risks and impacts to sensitive biological values. Biodiversity is a part of IRPC due diligence in supporting sustainable development in economic, environmental, and social aspects.

Our Guideline
IRPC and Subsidiary commitment to protecting biodiversity values is driven at the highest level of our corporate policy, the QSSHE policy. Fundamentally, our biodiversity policy aims to reduce our environmental footprint by designing and managing our facilities to avoid and mitigate against adverse impacts on biodiversity values; and operating our facilities responsibly, especially in areas with sensitive biodiversity values.

Our Performance
IRPC and Subsidiary performance will be guided by our efforts to protect and manage biodiversity. This means that we will:
  • Integrate biodiversity assessment and management through our QSSHE policy;
  • Manage biodiversity values by operating in or near areas with sensitive biodiversity values in compliance with required regulatory standards;
  • Apply operating practices that avoid and mitigate against biodiversity loss; and
  • Achieve a no-net-loss of biodiversity values where we are able to do so
Our Actions
Our actions will include:
  • Assessing the potential risk and impact of our activities on biodiversity values;
  • Conducting our operations responsibly in all areas, including environments with sensitive biodiversity values;
  • Identify actions to avoid and mitigate against adverse impacts to biodiversity values;
  • Apply the “mitigation hierarchy” in a step by step process by avoiding impacts on high biodiversity values; mitigating any impacts by improving biodiversity values and consider offsetting any residual losses;
  • Seek ways to make positive contributions to biodiversity conservation;
  • Integrating the identification, evaluation, management and monitoring of biodiversity values into our Due Diligence; Environmental Impact Assessment; and Risk Management processes;
  • Engaging communities and key stakeholders to enhance biodiversity outcomes through consultation, constructive relationships, and partnerships; and
  • Communicating our biodiversity-related activities to local communities, employees and the public.
Measuring performance
We will measure our performance on managing biodiversity and ecosystem services by:
  • Measuring the risk that our operations pose to biodiversity values;
  • Regularly monitoring biodiversity values were we are required to do so;
  • Regularly auditing our performance against our values and actions to ensure that we operate effectively.

Eco Industrial Zone : EIZ

Eco Industrial Concept IRPC new vision to be a leading Eco Industrial Company has led to a process development according to Eco Industrial Concept. IRPC has been chosen to be one of five models of Eco Industrial Concept practicing by the Department of Industrial Work. “IRPC and the Eco Industrial Concept Plans” (IRPC-EIZ) proposes to educate the concerning people to the essential of becoming Eco Industrial Zone by utilizing the maximize usage on limited amount of natural resources, the waste reduction and pollution. The new eco-friendly technology is designed to higher the industrial management standard to reach the global standard.