Promoting Greener Monozukuri (Manufacturing) and CSR Activities (Thailand)
In December 2020, Thai Pigeon Co., Ltd. (“TP”) received the Prime Minister’s Industry Award 2020 in Environment Quality Conservation for its initiatives toward a sustainable society, including greener monozukuri (manufacturing) and CSR activities.
What Is the Prime Minister’s Industry Award?
The Prime Minister’s Industry Award was created to recognize and encourage leading corporations who contribute to Thailand’s industrial development and serve as a model for others in industry.
Left: H.E. Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Right: Yuji Hashino, President of Thai Pigeon.
The activities TP was recognized for are described in more detail below.
Greener Monozukuri (Manufacturing)
Manufacturing Greener Products
TP carries out monozukuri (manufacturing) of high-quality, environmentally friendly products for both domestic and international markets. For example, the plastic in the packaging for this “Nose cleaner” product is 100% recycled PET.
Initiatives to Reduce Waste
TP has also launched initiative designed to reduce environmental burdens at the manufacturing stage by cutting industrial waste and emissions.
・Using recycled cardboard boxes
・Revising manufacturing processes to use raw materials more efficiently and produce less waste
・Installing wastewater recycling systems and reducing wastewater
Not only did TP install solar panels in 2020, it has also launched energy-saving projects to reduce its use of energy and CO2 emissions.
TP carries out CSR activities in cooperation with government bodies, hospitals, NPOs, schools, and local communities. One example of this is the company’s Waste Recycling Program.
TP has run its Waste Recycling Program in cooperation with the Bang Sao Thong Sub district Administrative Organization, a local government body, every year since 2016 as part of its efforts to reduce waste and support the livelihoods of local communities. The program involves collecting and separating waste from factories and then selling whatever is recyclable to local recycling companies. The profits are used to buy food, water, medicine, and other daily necessities which are then donated to ease the economic burden on local communities.
Ms. Laddawan Khiangklang (center) of TP, with staff from the Bang Sao Thong Sub district Administrative Organization.
Visiting residents of areas that received donations
TP will continue its activities for the sake of Thai industry, local communities, and all the babies yet to be born.