SCG SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM 2018

One of WBCSD and IBCSD’s member, SCG has held a global forum on Sustainability Development in Thailand entitled the “SD Symposium 2018”. It was held under the concept “Circular Economy: The future we create,” with attendees include leading global companies as well as the government sector, civil society, SMEs, startups, as well as local communities, to exchange perspectives and share success stories to collaboratively drive circular economy by promoting an efficient use of natural resources throughout the value chain, which includes manufacturing, consumptions, and recovery processes. This concept will lead to business sustainability, while also uplifting the quality of life, and resulting in global sustainability.

“SD Symposium 2018” was an academic forum on sustainable development. For the past five years, the forum’s objective is to develop broader awareness about sustainable development goals. This year, the forum focused on a circular economy and featured a keynote speech by Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. The President and CEO of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) also gave a presentation on a circular economy in the global context. Several seminars were also being held to decode success stories about a circular economy from all sectors, inviting participants to adopt the shared knowledge effectively.

SCG drives the circular economy concept through three key strategies: Reduced material use / Durability, Upgrade and Replacement, and also Reuse and Recycle. SCG has also ensured that the SD Symposium 2018 was also a green event, by utilizing resources efficiently environmentally-friendly and recycling where possible. Air conditioning temperature was set at 25 degrees Celsius. Participants were also encouraged to use public transportation to travel to the event and refrain from wearing jackets. SCG will also reforest together with offset a carbon credit from waste heat power generator in cement production to make the symposium carbon neutral.

More info about the symposium can be found here:

https://www.scg.com/sdsymposium/index-eng.html

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