Environmental Resource Management

CPN’s environmental management is conducted according to the climate change and environment guidelines, the policy of which was announced to cover operation and management of natural resources, energy, utility, climate, environment, biodiversity, and waste management to ensure the maximum benefit and effectiveness in a systematic and sustainable way. It focuses on the international standards such as environmental management system (ISO 14001), greenhouse gas management (ISO 14064-1), energy management system (ISO 50001), and criteria of Thailand Energy Award established by the Ministry of Energy, and ASEAN Energy Award aims to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission and sanitary landfill, and increase usage of alternative energy and alternatives for water resources.

Roles and Responsibilities

The climate change and environmental management is divided into two phases: 1) Project design and construction under responsibility of Senior Executive Vice President of Business Development and Project Construction, and 2) Operation under responsibility of Executive Vice President of Operations.

The Head of Technical Development Division and Head of Property Development Management Department proposes strategies and drives the action at organizational level while Regional Managers and General Managers drive officers at operational level to perform as planned and targeted.

Climate Change and Environment Committee oversees the operations at corporate level and assigns related sub-committees to supervise the branch level. The Committee also considers the climate change and environmental management as all employees’ responsibility. The quarterly meeting is scheduled and reporting its performance to CG-SD Committee periodically

Sustainability Performance

1. Management of Electricity Consumption

CPN is respond to the implementation of energy management as following;

  1. Use advanced techniques and technologies.
  2. Efficient energy management, processes and standards.
  3. Knowledge Management to change personnel’s behavior to save energy and utilities through training and education, including cultivating the values of energy and environment.
2. Management of GHG Emission

CPN adopts the Carbon Footprint for Organization or Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) guidance as a guideline to display the amount of GHG emissions caused by its operations, leading to effective management of GHG emissions. CPN adheres to carbon assessment guideline of GHG standards (ISO 14064-1).

Target : By 2025, Reduction of Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per unit area by 20% compared to 2015 base year

3. Water Management

Water used in CPN’s businesses is tap water supplied by either Metropolitan Waterworks Authority or Provincial Waterworks Authority, including ground water and reused water. CPN also joined the “Share Water to Fight Drought” Project with Thai Chamber of Commerce and “Save Water Save Life” Project with Metropolitan Waterworks Authority to define water-saving measures, which was campaigned during water shortage. CPN also ran the water-saving campaign for customers inside the shopping centers (only in Bangkok area). The gold is to utilize reused water in shopping center management appropriate by implementing measure to reduce water consumption of CPN’s operation and the use of common areas such as,

  • Modify and install the sensor system in the bathroom sink.
  • Installation of automatic toilets in bathrooms, office buildings.
  • Install rainwater support system for water source replacement in the appropriate shopping centers and areas.
  • Reusable water is used in the air conditioning and watering system in the shopping center. The facility is equipped with a fully reusable water supply system.

Target : By 2025, Recycled water represents 5% of total water consumption

4. Garbage and Waste Management

CPN manages the impact to the environment by adopting the ISO 14001 guidelines to eliminate wastewater and garbage produced by the business operations before they are disposed of or discharged into public water sources. It also introduced the policy to reduce and separate at the waste storage facility, as well as encourage the tenant shops to separate reusable wastes.

1) Waste Management

CPN sorts waste generated within shopping centers into 4 groups

  1. General waste
  2. Recyclable waste (or wet garbage from food zones)
  3. Hazardous waste
  4. Infectious waste.
Group of Waste General waste Recycle waste Hazardous waste Infectious waste
Storage methods in waste pilling shelter Black plastic bags Recycled waste bin Hazardous waste bin Retail shops/tenants coordinate the management of waste with service providers by themselves (Red plastic bags)
Management and collection frequency Daily, except for garden refuse, which is collected weekly Monthly Monthly According to individual service contracts
Responsible parties Assigning the job to private/ governmental providers of waste disposal service, with proper recording of assignment for future references and checks
Waste management assessor The Environmental Working Group follows up on and records the outcomes of environmental operations regarding waste management on the ISO 1400 standard form and follow-up on the outcomes of corrective actions within the specific period

2) Waste collection and management

Each day, all garbage is disposed into waste piling shelters and sorted into four groups as mentioned above. Saleable waste is sorted from general waste, recycled waste, and wet garbage, and is sold to contractors for recycling. Contractors are selected under CPN's regulation, specifying systematic comparison of their qualifications. The remaining waste is buried or burned by government agencies in respective areas. Hazardous waste and infectious waste are separately packed into properly marked bags, describing the type of waste in each bag and moved away to be destroyed through proper methods by contractors. These contractors are also selected under CPN's regulation specifying a systematic comparison of their qualifications.

5. Ecology and Biodiversity Management

CPN established a policy on ecology and biodiversity management3 and made a distinction not to develop any projects at protected or conservation areas. CPN strongly follows the protocol, with the assistance of outside experts, to explore and study the ecological aspects of the site and takes care to conserve the ecology around each construction site.

CPN focuses on promoting the quality of life by bringing nature close to people in society. Architectural designs aim to blend with the existing cityscape and ecosystem and bond with nature, appreciate its value, and conserve it so that it may remain with the communities. More green areas are promoted through trees and plantations in the internal and external areas of the project. In the case of decommissioning, trees are either sheltered or relocated to a nearby project. Additionally, locally grown plants surround the project to integrate with the local community.

6. Development and Preservation of Environment with Communities

CPN is committed to minimize the impact of its business to the communities, especially towards the environment, starting from construction period, having considered the impact of dust and noise pollution, as well as waste generation, until the operational period. CPN also helps the local community to become more educated on the removal of water wastes at public canals mutually used by other communities.

Another environment development initiative with the communities is an environment-conscious mindset for the children and youth through the Growing Thai Wisdom project. The project elaborates on the value of recycled products and the separation of wastes towards family income, the farming of organic produces for consumption at school, and the installation of waste separation bins for students to practice daily.

The role of CPN as the Center of Community aims to instill a mindset towards resource and environment conservation at the available capacity. An example is the effective space allocation for on-site media and communication, such as news bulletin, event facilitation or administrative rally walk.