Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of Vinythai’s principal policies and fundamental to all its operations.
Vinythai highly values achieving a peaceful co-existence among its industrial activities, the communities in which they are situated, the environment, society in general, and all its stakeholders. This is not least because CSR is seen as being essential to the sustainability of the company’s business enterprises.
In 2009, the company achieved Standard for Corporate Social Responsibility certification for its CSR practices, as evaluated by the Department of Industrial Works (DIW).
Vinythai cherishes education as the essential foundation of national development. Acting on these convictions, the company provides scholarships to students who lack sufficient financial support for their studies. In addition, the company regularly helps to organize various activities in support of schools in Map Ta Phut and Rayong provinces. These activities include co-organizing Children’s Day activities, supporting construction of school buildings and sponsoring school sports programs.
Vinythai regularly cooperates with communities, temples, schools and government sector entities in Map Ta Phut, including Rayong Provincial Administration and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, to organize events and activities aimed at conserving national religion and the culture and traditions of Thailand.
Vinythai supports education pertaining to the petrochemical industry. These efforts include inviting 200 people from 10 communities in Map Ta Phut to visit Vinythai Plant, giving them the opportunity to learn about its production processes and environmental management. The company also provides opportunities for both local and international students to intern, study and enhance their skills, knowledge and experience in the petrochemical industry.
Vinythai proactively participates in international forums and cooperates with national authorities and local regulatory bodies: the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Thai Industrial Standard Institute (TISI), Global Vinyl Council (GVC), and Asia Pacific Vinyl Network (APVN).
Vinythai Collaboration on Starting Coral Cultivation of 80,000 Branches for His Majesty the King
To commemorate the 80th birthday anniversary of His Majesty the King in 2007 and in recognition of His Majesty’s grace and kindness, the company embarked on a new mission to preserve the environment. Thus the Vinythai Coral Cultivation Collaboration for His Majesty the King project was born with the objective of reviving coral reefs in peril.
The key objective of the Vinythai Coral Cultivation Collaboration for His Majesty the King project is to enhance cooperation among all concerned sectors so as to cultivate large volumes of coral in honor of His Majesty the King. In addition, the project seeks to alert everyone to the importance of environmental preservation in general and coral reef preservation in particular. A further aim is to provide knowledge of how to cultivate coral with PVC pipe so that more individuals and organizations can help to revive coral areas in Thai seas. The project’s aim is to cultivate 80,000 branches of coral in five areas within five years, from 2008 - 2013. This long-term project has inspired cooperation from every concerned sector, whether government, private or community organizations, including several dedicated environment preservation organizations.
These organizations include:
- Vinythai PLC
- Marine Science Activities and Conservation Foundation Supported by Vinythai PLC
- Department of Marine and Coastal Resources
- Royal Thai Navy
- Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University
- Samaesarn Sub-district Administration Organization, Sattahip, Chonburi
- Samed Island Administration, Rayong
- Talu Island Administration, Prachuap Kerekhan
- Kham Island Administration, Chonburi
- Wai Island Administration, Trad
The five-year project will be divided into five phases. The first two years will involve cultivating coral. The following two years will involve transplanting the coral to the sea. Finally, a year will be taken to follow up and evaluate the project.
1. Samed Island, Rayong
2. Wai Island, Trad
3. Talu Island, Prachuap Kerekhan
4. Kham Island, Chonburi
5. Samaesarn Coastal Area, Chonburi
- Regenerated coral reefs will make for a healthier environment and help preserve the country's precious resource
- Tourism benefits will accrue
- The project will become a center for research and development of coral cultivation
- More individuals and organizations will be motivated to take action to preserve the marine environment and ensure its sustainability
The company wishes to express its boundless gratitude to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for kindly agreeing to chair the opening ceremony for the Vinythai Coral Cultivation Collaboration for His Majesty the King project and cultivation of the first branch of coral under the project, which took place at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya, on Tuesday, 26 August 2008. The historic branch of coral was installed in the bay area of Samaesarn, Samaesarn District, Sattahip, Chonburi, where the project originated. The auspicious branch of coral has been especially well cared for both by the company and the communities that will benefit from the project.