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Siam Cement Group to host Supply Chain Sustainability Forum

World Cement,

Siam Cement Group (SCG) will host the Supply Chain Sustainability Forum in Thailand. The theme of the event, which aims to generate economic and environmental benefits along the supply chain, will be “Walking Together… growing together, ready to create a sustainable society and environment.”

“SCG has more than 8000 business partners and we are determined to support each and every partner so that they conduct their business with fairness, morality, openness, transparency and responsibility in line with SCG’s Supplier Code of Conduct. We are delighted that our partners participating in the event make up more than one-third of the overall purchasing volume. This marks a good start for the joint steps we are taking in creating a sustainable supply chain strategy management,” said Kal Trakulhoon, SCG President and CEO.

The Forum will include a discussion on ‘Values of Cooperation’, involving Toshiba Lighting, Chalermchaichan and Phatub. There will also be a section on ‘Great Steps for Sustainable Targets’, including Vichian Pongsatorn, Vice Chairman, Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand, and Dr ChaiwatViboonsawat, Chairman of Board of Directors, Corporate Social Responsibility Institute.

The Thai cement manufacturer will share its experiences and publish the SCG Supplier Code of Conduct, which will provide a guideline for suppliers. SCG’s strategy for a sustainable supply chain comprises the following steps:

  • Improve internal procedures, production and transportation processes by using Total Quality Management that meets world standards and is friendly to the environment. Under the SCG guideline, no matter the increase in production capacity, there will be no rise in the impacts of the production process.
  • To upgrade the SD Upstream Supply Chain by applying SCG’s successful business operations, producers of goods, service providers and traders will enjoy the same level of success as SCG. The group is assisting in the development of its partners through “Greening Supply Chain” and “SCG Contractor Safety Certification System”. “Greening Supply Chain” supports Green Procurement in which the business partners will adopt a standardised environmental management system.
  • To add value to SD Downstream Supply Chain by understanding and responding to customers’ expectations and needs. This is not just an impact from business procedures but also extends to society and the environment.
  • To promote collaboration with other sectors even if these have no direct involvement or relations with SCG.

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham

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