Health and Safety is one of enterprise materiality that important to SCG and integrated into all business units long term plan under supervision by Sustainable Development Committee, SCG that consisted of Workplace Safety Committee and Transportation Safety Committee with a role to determine strategies and monitor regularly.

SCG announce SCG Safety Framework and been supervised by Safety Performance Assessment Program, SPAP since 2007 in all operations. We continue to enhance the standard for safety supervision and control to the present to eventually achieve the goal of Injury and Illness Free sustainably.

Target

  • Zero fatality of employees and contractors in every year
  • Zero Lost time injury frequency rate of employees and contractors in 2024 (50% reduction in 2023)
  • Zero occupational illness frequency rate of employees in every year

Strategy

  1. Enhance the Occupational Health and Safety Management System in the workplace and transportation and increase its operational efficiency to cover both in the domestic and overseas.
  2. Establish ‘Safety Culture’ that everyone can engage and promote risk management to be taken by individual and coworkers. Aiming to be a safety culture throughout the organizations.
  3. Using digital technology to improve efficiency, agility and speed of operational performance to reduce the risks of accidents and occupational illness and disease.

Management

  • The Workplace Safety Committee and the Transportation Safety Committee establish policies, strategies, short, medium and long-term plans, targets and indicators as well as monitor target achievement and plan implementation and analyze outcomes to improve effectiveness.
  • Establish an accident investigation team consisting of experts from each business unit, who are responsible for analyzing causes of accidents, defining corrective and preventive measures, and extending the results.
  • Foster a network for management collaboration and develop experts in each business unit for the exchange of knowledge and technology for collaborative risk management.

Key Activities

Workplace Safety

SCG Safety Framework

SCG Safety Framework consisted of 13 elements as follows.

To achieve the ultimate goal for Injury & Illness Free, every companies must comply with the requirements of SCG Safety Framework.

Element 1: Safety Culture & Management Leadership

Encourage occupational health and safety as a core value and the first priority of work to everyone. Leaders have the important roles on Management Leadership and provide concrete supporting that lead to Safety Culture of SCG according to SCG Safety Culture & Management Leadership Guideline.

Element 2: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities

All employee and contractor in all levels have been informed and perform their duties and responsibilities on occupational health and safety clearly.

Element 3: Performance management & Continuous improvement

To ensure the concrete implementation and continuous improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Management System by setting medium term plan and action plan, leading and lagging key performance indicators and deployed at the appropriate personnel/ department level so that they may be used to measure, monitoring performance at the personnel/department level (Performance Management System; PMS). 

Element 4: Competency, Awareness & Training

Knowledge and competency development and OHS training provided to employees and other relevant parties to raise awareness and reduce operational health and safety incidents with the following actions.

Health and Safety training programs for employees/ contractors and/ or other relevant parties

* = Related to risks of each position

Element 5: System Assessment

To assess the compliance and efficiency of Occupational Health and Safety Management System then define corrective and preventive actions for continuous improvement. Every companies must conduct the internal inspections/ audit which covers SCG Safety Framework all elements and report through SPAP Self-declaration every year and the external audit by 3rd Party of compliance audit at least every 2 years.

Element 6: Incident Investigation & Analysis

Focus on effective incidents prevention including reporting and investigation that cover work-related injury, occupational illness and disease, emergency, off the job and near miss by participation of all workers at all level according to SCG Safety Incident Information and Reporting Standard and SCG Incident Investigation & Analysis Standard which is the procedures to investigate work-related injuries, ill health, diseases and incidents.

Element 7: Risk Management  

To identify OHS risk and hazards assessments to identify what could cause harm in the workplace to differentiate level of risks that lead to elimination, reduction and control hazards or risks into acceptable level in every activities, processes areas and products. Summarize, compile, and analyze of the recommendations and results from risk assessment to system improvement and from risk management such as the number of risks at each level, analysis of type and characteristics of hazards from assessment, or analysis of the results of executing the specified risk management measures at the company level, for prioritization and integration of action plans with quantified targets to address those risks and evaluation of the progress against the target for further improvement.

Element 8: Management of Change

Impact on Occupational Health and Safety for new project or any change in technology and facility has been analyze including Pre Start Up Safety Review according to SCG Management of Change Standard.

Element 9: Emergency Planning and Response

To ensure that all companies have the availability of resources and can manage the resources needed to response and manage emergency related to the company’s risks such as fire, explosion, chemical spills. Including earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, etc. Then develop emergency planning and respond procedures and emergency plans, provide training and emergency drill at least once a year. The integration of actions to prepare for and respond to emergency situations   according to SCG Emergency Planning and Response Standard.  

Element 10: Mechanical Integrity

The reliability of the machines, tools and equipment used in the operation that can cause severe damage to life, property as well as the disruption of the production process along the production line or interrupted production in other sections as well according to SCG Mechanical integrity standard.

Element 11: Occupational Health

Health Management System with an integration of occupational health with industrial hygiene. Health Risk Assessment is carried out lead to determination of measures for risk mitigation or action plans, Industrial hygiene monitoring plan, health surveillance that related to health hazards. Then, the information gained from this assessment was analyzed in coordination with occupational medicine doctors to investigate any abnormal signs that may lead to occupational illness and disease. Moreover, the information was used in examining health condition before assigning a suitable task to them and also used in setting up a holistic health care program for improving a higher quality of life of workers according to SCG Health Risk Assessment and Risk Management Standard, SCG Health Surveillance Standard and SCG Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Standard. Monitoring and evaluation of progress in reducing/ preventing health issues/ risks against targets regularly.

Element 12: Contractor Safety Management

Contractor’s safety poses a significant risk and target for SCG’s sustainable development strategy. Training and communication are emphasized to create knowledge, understanding especially safety awareness and reduce safety risks among contractors, in order to truly achieve injury and illness free according to SCG Safety Management for Service Solutions Standard and SCG Contractor Safety Management Standard that consisted of 5 steps (As shown in the picture) starting from job planning to identify scope of work, conduct hazards identification & risk assessment and prepare OHS criteria/ requirements document for OHS criteria introduced in procurement and contractual requirements until hand-over and evaluation.

Contractor’s safety poses a significant risk and target for SCG’s sustainable development strategy. Training and communication are emphasized to create knowledge, understanding especially safety awareness and reduce safety risks among contractors, in order to truly achieve injury and illness free according to SCG Contractor Safety Management Standard and SCG Safety Management for Service Solutions Standard.

Targets and result regarding contractor and supplier safety

Targets regarding contractor safetyResult 2021
100% of operation contractors certified under contractor safety management85%
100% of major carriers certified under Fleet Carrier Standards100%
100% of contractors and suppliers with procurement spending of over 1 million bath passed ESG risk assessment100%
95% of contractors and suppliers demonstrated intent to comply with SCG Supplier Code of Conduct93%

Read more detail on key actions for contractors and suppliers management in SD Report 2021, Sustainable Value towards Supplier.

Element 13: Safe Work Operation

To support occupational health and safety risk management to control and/ or reduce the likelihoods of risks. In the present, SCG developed corporate standards that being applied to all companies such as.

  • Electrical Safety 
  • Energy Isolation and Lockout Tagout System
  • Work Permit System
  • Lifting Safety
  • Occupational Safety in Confined Space
  • Work at High Elevation
  • Machinery Safeguarding
  • Chemical Management etc.

Safety Performance Assessment Program (SPAP)

Target: All companies under SCG pass the Safety Performance Assessment Program (SPAP) at the Standard level or higher.

SPAP Result 2021

In 2021, 100% of SCG’s plants/ subsidiaries in Thailand passed SPAP assessment and the final result of internal inspection through SPAP Self-declaration and cross Business Unit verification in  Excellence level is 4.0%, Advance level is 14.7%, Standard level is 40.0% and Awareness level is 41.3%, respectively.

Moreover, 90% subsidiaries under business units of SCG have been external certified from independent external verification of health, safety and well-being such as OHSAS/ TIS 18001/ ISO 45001

9 Life Saving Rules

According to continuous stringent monitoring and controlling unsafe behaviors to prevent Life Saving Rules violations. In 2021, the overall violation are 39.13% decrease from 2020 and the majority of the violations were

  • 51.24% of all violations from No. 7: Wear a safety belt when traveling in a motor vehicle.
  • 22.05% of all violations from No. 6: Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages or using addictive substances prior to or while working, driving a motor vehicle or riding a motorcycle.
  • 19.25% of all violations from No. 9: Refrain from using mobile phone without hands-free device while driving a motor vehicle or riding a motorcycle.

Travelling and Transportation Safety

The year 2020 marked the first step of the implementation of SCG’s medium-term plan to become Southeast Asia’s safe transportation leader. To this end, SCG has implemented the goods transportation safety standard across all business units and encouraged transportation contractors to manage their own safety. That is, every transportation vehicle must be equipped with a two-way camera and tracked throughout 24 hours by SCG’s Logistic Command Center (LCC). In 2021, the Advanced Driving Assisting System (ADAS) and the Driving Monitoring System (DMS) were introduced to G7 Platform to operate in tandem with the GPS device in the transportation vehicle to adjust drivers’ behavior for greater safety. SCG has aimed to install such systems in around 3,000 transportation vehicles by 2022 and has already begun installation in a number of staff transportation vehicles. Moreover, Transportation Safety Committee have been revised Carrier Audit Checklist to increase the quality of audit and strengthen safety and start using in 2022 onwards

Product and Service Safety Program

SCG has integrated product and service safety policy in a part of Quality Management System that is in conformance to product liability and monitor the effectiveness of the implementation by the Quality Management Review Committee in each company. The Systemic implementation cover the product hazard analysis (PHA) as a whole life cycle from production, transportation, storage, use and disposal in order to prevent defects in the product design, production process and preparation of warning labels according to international standards to be more effective. SCG has handling complaints management measures, incident investigation and emergency response are also undertaken to practice in order to promptly and effectively response to the needs of customers and consumers. In addition, SCG also provides training program to employees and relevant stakeholders on a regular basis and the effectiveness of the implementation is assessed through ISO 9001 internal and external audits continuously. In 2021, 98% subsidiaries have been certified for Quality Management System.

Moreover, SCG has also implemented Product program are includes services and solutions covering Environment Health and Safety that responds to consumer needs as way to create business opportunities under SCG Green Choice label as well.

Read more detail on key actions for contractors and suppliers management in SD Report 2021, SCG Green Choice and Product Stewardship

Product Service and Solution process

Product Service and Solution process
TargetPerformance 2021
No complaints of violations of health and safety requirements from consumers used, information provided and labeling or advertisement of the products and services0
No penalties levied from failure to comply with any regulations relating to the use of such products and services0

DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD

SCG Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Commitment from Sustainable Development Committee
Workplace and Transportation Safety Risks Management 
Process Safety Management
Occupational Health Management 
OHS Training Courses
Independent External Verification (ISO45001)
Health and Safety Performance    
SCG Goods Transportation Safety Standard
Incident investigation Standard