CSR

Our vision is to become a fully integrated real estate development company and develop the organization for sustainable growth under good corporate governance by delivering good products and services and being customer centered and our mission is to be attentive to the needs of every customer in all aspects by designing and developing projects creatively to deliver products and services that satisfy our customers including an emphasis on developing personnel and growing our organization sustainably in cooperation with our trade partners, customers, shareholders, business allies, employees and society. As a result, our Company is committed to and empowering our employees to bring these concepts into corporate social responsibilities as follows;

Environmental Protection

Because of the present global warming, it greatly affects climate and the environment. Giving importance to maintain and restore the environment is something that everyone must urgently co-operate and take action. The Company emphasized the importance of environmentally-friendly development by analyzing the risks and environmental impacts of all business processes which includes the efficient use of resources and energy saving in accordance with international principles. This begins from plans for the start of project developments, to design and the construction process until the construction has been completed and this included the Company's offices as well.

1. Environmental Care in Construction

The Company operated in compliance with the policies of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The Company has a policy to hire architectural design companies, landscape architects, structural Engineers and building systems engineers that have the ability to design in order for projects to meet environmental standards of the Environmental Impact Evaluation Bureau (EIA). The Company established measures, policies and plans, which are divided into 2 main parts. These are:

1.1 SAFETY PLAN: The Company is aware of the safety of its operation at every stage of its development. As a result, a safety-ori ented plan has been emphasized for project developments at every stage, from the pre-construction phase until after construction has been completed. It appears in the Environmental Impact Assessment Report of the project which is included in the contract between the Company and the contractor. In terms of safety measures for areas related to the construction area and neighboring areas, construction workers and third parties authorized to enter the area will need tools and protec tive equipment to work. It also requires that all projects have preventive plans for emergencies or accidents to prepare all parties involved.

1.2 Environmental Management: In order to avoid impact on the environment within the project area and the surrounding area, for example:

  • Water measures
  • Dust measures
  • Tree measures: For project areas with large trees, the company will design the project to make the trees be part of the project and make sure an arborist inspects and advises on manicuring and caring for the tree instead of cutting or getting rid of the tree.

The results of the inspection will be used at the weekly site meetings in order to find a way to control, fix, or prevent according to the environmental principles under the regulations of the EIA or even more than is required. This is shown in Part 2 of the SAFETY INSITE plan and Part 3 of the EIA Action Plan on the project perimeter.

2. Environmental Care in the Company's Real Estate Projects

  • Increase green space within the Park Origin project which is a condominium project that was developed to be more than just a living space in order to meet the needs of life and think about the earth. This is done by creating a balanced lifestyle of sustainable urban living under the concept of "A Perfect Living Platform". This creates a new model or new living lifestyle that perfectly meets the needs of urban living by perfectly integrating technology, society and nature that maintains as much green space as possible.

    For the real estate development projects of the Company, the Company selects effective materials that meet quality standards and are environmentally friendly.

  • Select energy-saving materials in buildings such as inverter air conditioners, LED light bulbs, energy saving water heaters, etc. This can reduce long-term electricity consumption in condominium buildings.
  • Install solar panels and wind turbines on the top floor of the Tropicana Erawan Project to generate electricity to be used in the central area.

In response to the environmental assessment guidelines of the Thai Green Building Institute, which was established in 2010. The primary goal of the Thai Green Building Institute (TGBI) is to develop the knowledge and standards which includes making regulations for green buildings in Thailand in order to be used instead of green building criteria given by world superpowers, reduce disadvantages in commerce and the economy of the country. There is an agency that designs projects according to the green buildings standards (TREES) of Thai Green Building Institute (TGBI).

Therefore, the Company has a policy to design projects to be in line with the relevant work category according to the criteria for energy and environment sustainability assessment in order to be prepared for construction and renovation at the designing stage which is called TREES PRE-NC or TREES for Pre New Construction & Major Renovation.

3. Internal Management Policy

The Company has designed the office to use as much natural light as possible in order to save energy. The Company has a policy to reduce paper consumption, supports electronic document storage and reusing documents for the maximum benefit.

Implementation

  1. The Product Development Department coordinate with project designers in order to design according to the environmental standards of the Environmental Impact Evaluation Bureau (EIA) in every project.

  2. The Product Development Department will coordinate with project designers so that the project's design is in line with the relevant TREES PRE-NC criteria of the Thai Green Building Institute in every project. For example, avoiding unsuitable locations for construction building, reducing the impact on perfect nature areas, developing projects on developed areas, reducing the use of private vehicles, designing open and ecological spaces, planting perennial trees, using suitable local plants, mitigating water seepage and floods, selecting water-saving sanitary ware, reducing the use of refrigerants that destroy the ozone layer, ventilating air, illuminating interiors, managing waste, etc.

    (Refer to ** Energy and Environmental Sustainability Assessment Criteria in order to prepare for construction and renovations for the design step called TREES PRE-NC or TREES for Pre New Construction & Major Renovation)

    In the future, the Company has a policy to submit the Company's projects for an evaluation of TREES PRE-NC criteria in order to request for a certified letter approved of the evaluation from the Thai Green Building

  3. The Company's Construction Project Management Department will comply with the measures specified in the Environmental Impact Assessment report (EIA) and strictly monitors all projects.
  4. The Company's Construction Management Department will manage the cleanliness of the construction area and keeps storage tidy, manages waste, recycles without affecting the community or the environment surrounding each project.
  5. The Construction Project Management Department will coordinate with contractors of every project to provide CAR INSURANCE.
  6. The Accounting and Finance Department will develop the website to communicate with customers and deliver documents by electronic format instead of paper.
  7. The Company designed the office to use natural light as much as possible to save energy. The Company has a policy to reduce paper consumption, supports electronic document storage and the reuse of documents for maximum benefit.
  8. The Product Development Department will coordinate with project designers to design according to the environmental standards of the Environmental Impact Evaluation Bureau (EIA) in every project.
  9. The Product Development Department will coordinate with project designers so that the project's design is in line with the relevant TREES PRE-NC criteria of the Thai Green Building Institute. For example, avoiding unsuitable locations for constructionbuildings, reducing the impact on perfect nature areas, developing projects on developed areas, reducing the use of private vehicles, designing open and ecological spaces, planting perennial trees, using suitable local plants, mitigating water seepage and floods, selecting water-saving sanitary ware, reducing the use of refrigerants that destroy the ozone layer, ventilating air, illuminating interiors, managing waste, etc.

    (Refer to ** Energy and Environmental Sustainability Assessment Criteria in order to prepare for construction and renovations for the design step called TREES PRE-NC or TREES for Pre New Construction & Major Renovation)

    In the future, the Company has a policy to submit the Company's projects for evaluation of TREES PRE-NC criteria in order to request for a certified letter that approved the evaluation from the Thai Green Building Institute (TGBI) for the benefit of the Company's public relations on Corporate Social Responsibilities.

  10. The Company's Construction Project Management Department will comply with the measures specified in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and monitors all of the projects.
  11. The Company's Construction Management Department will manage the cleanliness of the construction area and keeps storage tidy, manages waste, recycles and does not affect the community or the environment surrounding each project.
  12. The Construction Project Management Department will coordinate with contractors of every project to provide CAR INSURANCE.
  13. The Accounting and Finance Department will develop the website to communicate with customers and deliver documents by electronic format instead of paper.

4. Other Environmental Activities

  • 10,000 Tree-Forwarding Project - The Company and the Bangkok Environment Agency joined to build a sustainable urban society and care for the environment by creating green space in Bangkok and various localities by planting 1 tree per for each residential unit that newly opened for sale in order to help increase oxygen and pure ozone for the people in the city. In 2018, 1,000 trees were forwarded to the park in Bangkok. This project will continue in the year 2019.
  • Resource Reduction Project - A pilot project for saving office resources such as developing a website to contact customers, sending e-receipts instead of paper receipts, campaigning to avoid the use of plastic bags, separating garbage, etc.
  • "Because the Forest is Our Home" Project - This project takes employees and Origin residents to plant mangrove forests in order to preserve nature at the Army Education Center (Bang Pu), Samut Prakan. This helps maintain the balance of the coastal ecosystem, reduces severe coastal erosion problems, and increases resources for aquatic animals, as well as helps to reduce air pollution and better sewage.

    Because the Sea is Life" Project - This was held at the Marine Science Camp and Samasarn Conservation, Chon Buri. Over 100 employees from Origin and residents from 3 projects which included Knightsbridge The Ocean Sriracha, Notting Hill Laemchabang - Sriracha and Kensington Laemchabang-Sriracha joined together to plant coral reefs to restore the coastal ecosystem.

  • Volunteer to plant and maintain trees on the occasion of the annual National Tree Love Day at Wachira Benjatat Park. 400 large trees were given to the new park that is under construction at Soi Phetkasem 69 (Bang Khae Phirom) and the park in honor of His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of the celebration of His Majesty the King's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary (Bang Bon) in order to increase green space all over Bangkok.
  • Handmade Notebooks for Brother and Sisters Activity. The Company encouraged employees to join as volunteers to make notebooks using waste materials in the office which included taking waste paper where one side is used and using it to make new notebooks and give them to the disadvantaged children and rural areas that lack teaching materials through the "PAPER RANGER" project under the Rural Restoration Foundation of Thailand under the royal patronage.