The WHA Group's efforts to drive sustainable operations are governed by the Board of Directors' approval of the Group's Environmental Quality, Energy Conservation, and Biodiversity Policy. The Policy outlines the WHA Group's commitment to preventing and mitigating environmental impacts while continuing to improve quality, ensure regulatory compliance, and align practices with international standards such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management System and the ISO-9001 Quality Management System. As a result, a framework for ensuring a consistent environmental management approach across all WHA Group business hubs is provided.
Biodiversity and No Deforestation Commitment
WHA Group commits to taking unwavering responsibility for environmental preservation through biodiversity management actions. In addition, WHA Group also intends to achieve Sustainable Development Goals as well as supporting our alliances throughout the value chain to create a positive impact on the environment, balance the nature and commit to stop or reduce all deforestation and maintain biodiversity.
WHA Group commits to achieving Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050
WHA Group is committed to conducting business while creating sustainable growth with all stakeholders by giving importance to environment, social and good governance practices. One of the key issues that the Company determines to achieve is to accelerate sustainable climate change action to solve greenhouse gas and global warming issues by reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as building important infrastructures such as promoting the use of renewable energy and using relevant technologies and innovations throughout the Group's value chain. This ambitious actions will be in line with global trends in responding to climate change issues including Thailand's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
WHA Group is currently studying the use of drone technology in the road and traffic monitoring process during rush hours in 2021.
ECO-Industrial Town Development
Eco-Industrial Town is an initiative implemented by the IEAT to promote and gear the economic development and environmental sustainability of industrial estates.
Solar PV ECO System at The Continental Tyres Factory in Rayong
The solar PV ECO system is for the tires manufacturing facility of Continental, located in WHA Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 4, comprising a floating solar system on the factory's water pond, a solar rooftop system on its factory buildings as well as a solar car park.
Thailand's Largest Solar Carpark
WHAUP officially delivered the solar carpark at SAIC Motor Company - CP Co., Ltd. (SAIC MOTOR-CP) with solar installed capacity of 4.8 MW. By end of 2021, the second phase of the project was completed.