The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) provides zero waste training information for all staff, accessible anytime and anywhere via online and on-site. Both the employees and the housekeeping team have an important role to observe and monitor separated wastes, especially, the housekeeper who is responsible for monitoring and correcting all the waste separation. When contaminated waste has been observed in any waste station, most of the waste will be removed, cleaned, washed, and dried. Additionally, SET also reports waste quantity to all employees every week and carry out a waste audit on a daily basis to ensure that waste is separated appropriately. Moreover, when there is a waste audit by the building management in each waste station, office staff or contractors have been invited to be part of the waste audit process. The waste audit will be processed again in that month if the contaminated waste has been found.
Various tactics for waste reduction have been implemented, such as zero foam campaign, clean & minimal desk campaign, double-sided printer setting, paperless program to reduce paper usage, etc. All organic wastes including food waste and fallen leaves have been digested and used as soilless mix and fertilizer.
SET embeds the environment, social and governance (ESG) principle in the operations in accordance with the vision “To Make the Capital Market ‘Work’ for Everyone”.
SET has achieved zero waste-to-landfill since 2020 by implementing the 3Rs (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) principle. Moreover, SET has also enhanced cooperation with partners; applied innovations and technologies for resource management; and promoted procurement processes with focus on eco-friendly trading partners, products and services.
In the latest development, the SET Building received the 2022 TRUE certification for resource efficiency, demonstrating the synergy of the whole SET personnel, the top-down approach, from the levels of policymakers to staff members to collaboratively make the most efficient and the best use of resources.
The certifications are for the buildings that make the most efficient use of resources under their roofs and throughout the supply chain in accordance with the circular economy model. Criteria for the certifications cover all kinds of waste, cooperation with business partners to improve packaging, product take-back programs, packaging recycling and value added via upcycling.
Other factors behind the certifications are clear policies and participation by executives and staff members. SET’s employees and business partners of the SET Building have been trained on zero waste and taken part in relevant initiatives. Moreover, the carbon dioxide emitted from waste management of the SET Building are calculated throughout its supply chain.