Environment Standards / Guideline
|Environmental management system||ISO 14001:2015|
|Energy management system||ISO 50001:2018 / Solomon Energy Intensity Index|
|Water management||Water Stress Index (WSI) / ISO14046 Water Footprint|
|Waste management||Reduce, Reuse & Recycle (3Rs)|
Bangchak determined to emphasize the efficient use of natural resources in its production process, the highest production capacity but the least waste and pollutions. The company has also adopted the environmental management system into use. The system is in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015 regarding the use of natural resources and pollution control to drive for continuous development under proactive policies in compliance with the Green Industry Level 5: Green Network, and promoted environmental management practices to all stakeholders throughout the supply chain, communities and consumers in order to become a green network. This too, demonstrated the company’s commitment to environmental development which is becoming the corporate culture in doing business with social responsibility today.
Bangchak realizes the importance of balancing economic growth and environmental impact in pursuing for sustainable development and determined to uses eco-efficiency as an indicator. By which, the company uses earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to reflect economic growth and uses the amount of GHG emission which is an important environmental aspect of the petroleum industry to reflect the environmental impacts. A high ecoefficiency value indicates high efficiency production and low environmental impacts.
Note: EBITDA and carbon dioxide equivalent (scope 1 and 2) of the refinery and market businesses
Energy is an essential input driving businesses and the production process of various industries. However, energy consumption contributes to climate change impacts from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Global businesses are aware of this fact and determined to set up their target for sustainable development in alignment with SDG 7 & SDG 13 to help reduce the adverse impacts of energy consumption and GHG emissions.
Bangchak has recognized the importance and impacts of energy consumption in business operations and taken into consideration the establishment of energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 for the refinery business and oil distribution terminal since 2014. In 2019, the company was the first company in Thailand certified by ISO 50001: 2018. This proves the true commitment of the company and its capability in energy management in line with international standards and to be the foundation for sustainable growth in the future.
The company has continuously developed eco-friendly petroleum products with a mixture of ethanol and biodiesel which are good for the engine. These products are environmental friendly since they alleviate PM2.5 dust pollution. They also increase farmers’ income.
Amount of decreasing Carbon dioxide from oil filling with Bangchark membership card
Project to Increase Proportion of Oil Transportation by Semi-Trailer
The company manages transportation vehicles by changing from 2 single trucks to a semi-trailer (40,000 liters load). This change helps reduce not only the cost of transportation but also the GHG emissions per unit of oil.
The proportion of refined oil transportation by trucks decrease the GHG emissions
(Target: Using semi-trailer increase 2% per year and and decrease the amounts of transportation for reducing greenhouse gas emission.)
Bangchak, as one in the energy industry consuming high quantity of water, recognizes the importance of water management as well as the increase in efficiency improvement of water consumption. Therefore, the company set targets for the reduction and control of new water withdrawal, including water management through the use of innovative tools and technology.In addition, the company uses Water Stress Index (WSI) of 25 Watersheds level in Thailand and the world class WSI(1) to assess the water scarcity footprint of the company’s products in accordance with ISO14046 guidelines.
2019 Performance Data
- Total water withdrawal 2.69 million cubic meters
- Total water discharge into surface water 1.66 million cubic meters
- Total water reduction 1.21 million cubic meters
Percentage of new water usage reduction compared to water demand in that year (Percentage and amount of water that can be reduced)
*Compared to baseline year 2015 from reusing condensate water in boilers and the 4 refinery unit plus treated water from oil treatment unit using RO, and include treated water from wastewater treatment units using RO for cooling towers
Number of significant oil and chemical spills (more than 100 Barrels / incident)
Oil and Chemical Spill Management
Bangchak is aware of the risks and adverse impacts of oil and chemical spills from the business operations which were our materiality topics. Therefore, Bangchak prioritizes safety in every business operation and environment protection in every business activity to prevent oil and chemical spills affecting society and environment throughout the value chain: from crude oil transportation to our refinery, from oil product transportation to our oil depot and terminals, and from service stations to our customers.
Air Emissions Management
Air pollution is an important environmental issue for the energy industry since it is harmful to human health and affect quality of life of people in the society. This is especially relevant nowadays on the issue of particulate matter with 2.5 micron in size (PM 2.5) which has become a serious environmental issue in Thailand. Therefore, Bangchak takes careful steps to monitor and control the quality of air emissions emitted to the environment in order to prevent and mitigate impacts on employees, contractors working at Bangchak refinery, communities and environment around the Bangchak refinery and other operating sits of the company.
Waste and Unused Materials Management
Bangchak recognizes the important of waste management and conducts waste management practices rigorously to comply with waste-related regulations. The company adheres to the 3R waste management principles, which are Reduction, Reuse and Recycle of waste following local and international guidelines of waste management and consider its approaches to make good use of water and to mitigate environmental impacts from waste disposal. Our corporate target is to pursue the Zero Waste to Landfills for waste generated from production processes.
Percentage of waste management in accordance with 3Rs of the total waste volume
Disclosure of EIAs / SIAs
|Number of violations of legal obligations / regulations||0||0||0||0|
|Amount of fines penalties related to the above: THB||0||0||0||0|
|Environmental liability accured at year end: THB||0||0||0||0|