Thailand: Siam City Cement's Insee Green Park project

Thailand: Siam City Cement's Insee Green Park project
Published: 26 June 2013

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The new Insee Green Park in Saraburi province represents Siam City Cement's (SCC) concern for sustainable development and a green environment.

"Green Heart" is the business motto of SCC, producer and distributor of the premium cement brand Insee since 2010. It sees the park as a way to develop its green products and its corporate social responsibility programme, which focuses on the environment.

The company's adviser Chantana Sukumanont said the Insee Green Park is a pilot project designed to serve the community and travellers on the Mittraphap road between Bangkok and Saraburi province.
The park was built using green construction products developed by SCC, such as Insee ThruCrete.

Energy-saving technology will be used to maintain the park, including solar cells, wind turbines and water turbines to produce electricity. It also has space for community members to produce environmentally-friendly products to sell in the community shop inside the park.

Insee Green Park is intended to be a prototype for other parks that aim to support local communities and use green energy systems. It was also built to celebrate the Thai monarch's 84th birthday year.

"When we develop Insee Green Park, we learn from the King's philosophy about sustainable growth. That is the theme for building Insee Green Park, for it to be a sustainable park for all, including the community, the environment and people who travel through this destination," said Chantana.

The company is also supporting other green community projects, such as a green village in Ayuthaya province for a community that was hit by floods in 2011. The "Green School" project, which kicked off in 2010, aims to construct environmentally friendly buildings needed to meet student demand at schools located far from cities.

SCC also aims to reduce CO2 emissions and waste in its production process. "All of this is a way to be a green corporation for the future," Chantana said.