Siam Cement Group green investment, Philippines

Siam Cement Group green investment, Philippines
Published: 11 November 2011

Siam Cement Group (SCG) has invested 24 per cent in Green Alternative Technology Specialist Inc. (GATSI), which is engaged in the manufacture of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) in Rizal province of the Philippines.

In a statement, SCG said it invested THB220m, approximately US$7.33m, in the GATSI project, which has a production of 128,000tpa of RDF. The facility is scheduled for completion in early 2012.

SCG seeks to fulfill the vision of becoming an ASEAN sustainable business leader by 2015, and the group continues to expand business across ASEAN countries, especially in strategic countries, namely, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia, said Kan Trakulhoon, president and CEO of SCG.

n addition to this, SCG Trading Philippines, Inc. received the ISO 9001:2008 from Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), for its outstanding quality management for its products and services.

SCG has also implemented “SCG eco value” in the Philippines, its own eco-label that has been created to provide consumers their choice of environment-friendly products and services, in accordance with ISO 14021:1999 or the Environmental Labels and Declarations — Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labeling).