Health and Safety
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.
- 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
- All companies under SCG pass the Safety Performance Assessment Program (SPAP) at the Standard level and higher.
- Elevate the implementation of the Occupational health and safety management system, standards, Life Saving Rules, and transportation safety to ensure effectiveness both Thailand and Abroad.
- Create engagement and promote quality of risk identification and management by individual employees to foster an organization-wide safety culture.
- Apply the Safety Performance Management System (PMS) in order to ensure the actual implementation of safety policies and establish shared goals for use in safety performance assessment.
- Utilize digital technology to improve operational efficiency and support business growth to reduce risks of accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses and diseases
- 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.
- Report occupational health and safety performance to the top management, the Audit committee and the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.
- Establish mechanisms for regular self-auditing to ensure ownership and continuous improvement.
- Foster a network for management collaboration, develop experts in each business unit, and enrich the knowledge and capabilities of employees and contractors in order to bring about the exchange of knowledge and technology for collaborative risk management both Thailand and Abroad.
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
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 safety||Result 2022|
|100% of operation contractors certified under contractor safety management||90%|
|100% of major carriers certified under Fleet Carrier Standards||100%|
|100% of contractors and suppliers with procurement spending of over 1 million bath passed ESG risk assessment||100%|
|95% of contractors and suppliers demonstrated intent to comply with SCG Supplier Code of Conduct||94%|
Read more detail on key actions for contractors and suppliers management in SD Report 2022, Supplier Governance and Enhance Towards Sustainability.
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.
Target: All companies under SCG pass the Safety Performance Assessment Program (SPAP) at the Standard level or higher.
SPAP Self-declaration Result in 2022
In 2022, 100% of SCG’s plants/ subsidiaries in Thailand and Abroad implemented and passed SPAP assessment, the result of the final SPAP Self-declaration of Thailand operations in Excellence level is 6.4%, Advance level is 12.8%, Standard level is 66.7% and Awareness level is 14.1%. For Abroad operation in Standard level is 54.2% and Awareness level is 45.8%, respectively.
Moreover, 91% 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
Safety Management for Service Solutions Standard
Accompanying the expansion of service solutions businesses are the increasing number of contractors for such businesses and greater risks of accidents. In 2022, SCG introduced the Safety Management for Service Solutions Standard, co-developed by all business units. The standard consists of three management components: 1) Qualification, 2) Operation, and 3) Quality Assessment. There are 5 steps with detail as follows.
- Job Planning
- Vendor selection and contract management
- Job Preparation
- Job Execution
- Job Hand-over & Evaluation
9 Life Saving Rules
According to continuous stringent monitoring, controlling, communication and developing Safe work standards to reduce unsafe behaviors to prevent Life Saving Rules violations. In 2022, the overall violation is 15.22% decrease from 2021 and the majority of the violations were
- 45.05% of all violations from No. 6: Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages or using addictive substances including psychoactive drugs or substances prior to or while working, driving a motor vehicle or riding a motorcycle.
- 23.08% of all violations from No. 7: Refrain from wearing a safety belt when traveling in a motor vehicle.
- 10.26% of all violations from No. 1: Refrain from using fall protection equipment when working outside a protective environment where one can fall from height over 1.8 meters.
Travelling and Transportation Safety
SCG still strives to reduce injuries and fatalities from transportation accidents to zero by 2023, including accidents during operation hours, mainly caused by risky behaviors and a lack of operational discipline, and off-the-job accidents attributable primarily to motorcycle accidents. SCG implemented standards as well as accident reporting and investigation systems to prevent recurrence; the safety standards in transportation activities in the work sites of customers, such as loading-unloading, lifting, and transferring; measures to control and reduce tickets through announcements and disciplinary actions, measures to reduce alerts from LCC through driver behavior monitoring and control. New technologies will be developed and introduced to maximize operational efficiency and reduce risk factors potentially leading to road accidents as well as loss of life and damage to property for all parties such as Logistics Command Center (LCC): 24 hr. AI-powered command center controls driver behaviors including facilitating fleet scheduling and route planning. Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Driver Monitoring System (DMS): These systems conjunction with two-way GPS cameras to monitor driver behavior. Truck Driver Fatigue Management: to controls work hours, rest hours and helps reduce fatigue-induced accidents.
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.
SCG develops employees’ knowledge and competencies via Product Stewardship Training Program to implement actions that ensure safety and environmental impact of its products through hazard assessment and audit throughout life cycle – production, transportation, storage, use and end-of-life disposal. This is aimed at planning and prevention from the stage of product design, production and labelling according to international standard. There is a mechanism to hear and investigate complaints and preparedness in case complaints or emergency arise. As a result, no complaint of significance relating to violation of health and safety regulations is received to date. The effectiveness of product and service safety program is assessed through ISO 9001 internal and external audits continuously. In 2022, 100% subsidiaries have been certified for Quality Management System.
Moreover, SCG is committed to develop and design products that are environment-friendly and safe to enhance well-being, as required by consumers in Thailand and beyond who are increasingly more conscious about sustainability, promotes assessment of greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain and seeks to have more of its products certified SCG Green Choice to foster business competitiveness.
Read more detail on Sustainable Products and Services in SD Report 2022.
Product Service and Solution process
|No complaints of violations of health and safety requirements from consumers used, information provided and labeling or advertisement of the products and services||0|
|No penalties levied from failure to comply with any regulations relating to the use of such products and services||0|
SCG Occupational Health and Safety Policy
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