Climate change and environmental degradation are current environmental issues that Thailand is facing. This has led to an increase in the global average temperature, natural disasters, water scarcity, and the inability to meet the needs of various sectors. Furthermore, it has also affected the quality of life and caused economic damage. Therefore, our company recognizes the importance and need to play a role in caring for natural resources and the environment. To achieve this, we have assessed key sustainability issues related to the environment to plan and manage organizational risks and impacts that may arise from our operations. These key sustainability issues include climate change, water and wastewater management, energy, climate change adaptation, and waste management.
Sustainability Management Goals in Economic and Governance Dimension
Reduce waste per patient by 5 percent within 2024
Reduce water consumption by 0.3 percent within 2024
Reduce energy consumption by 0.3 percent within 2024
Nevertheless, the company remains committed to continuous energy conservation projects to ensure efficient energy use and reduce environmental impact and community impact. The company ha sundertaken 3 energy conservation projects namely 1. Replacement of Inefficient Light Bulbs 2. Cooling Tower’s Fan Replacement 3. Energy Conservation Training Program, which reduced electricity consumption by 24,870 kWh/year or approximately 89,518 baht in electricity costs
Reduced electricity consumption by
Reduced electricity costs by
Solar Rooftop Installation Project
BCH installed solar panels on the rooftop of buildings and car parking in a newly constructed hospital since 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emission. Currently, there are 2 network hospitals which are Kasemrad Hospital Prachinburi and Kasemrad Hospital Aranyaprathet installed solar panels to reduce electricity consumption. Consequently, the electricity consumption was saved 353,306 kWh/year and 1,518,883 baht/year in electricity costs. In addition, the solar rooftop installation in Kasemrad Hospital Saraburi and Kasemrad Hospital Sriburin are currently under construction
Electricity consumption was saved
Reduced electricity cost
Building Awareness About Climate Change
The Reduction of Plastic Bottles Consumption Project
The project to replace single-use plastic water bottles with glass or reusable water bottles and consider the use of water dispenser is implemented. Single-use plastic water bottles are reduced by 69,750 bottles/year or 976.5 kg/year. The project helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,816 kgCO2eq/year.
Reduced single-use plastic water bottles by
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by
Care the Bear Project (Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project)
BCH participated in Care the Bear Project hosted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to recognize the importance of climate change management, such as encourage shareholders to use public transportation or attendance via online platform instead, reduce papers and plastic
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by
Equivalent to planting
BCH has promoted water saving initiative and drive operational water-use efficiency through the water efficiency and water saving awareness project. Apart from the water saving project, BCH also maintenance water supply system to enhance the efficiency of the water withdrawal and reduce water loss from equipment damage
Water system is checked every
Using Reverse Osmosis (RO) reject water in the sanitary system, cleaning the floor, watering garden
BCH recognizes that the healthcare services have led to large increases in healthcare waste, especially the challenges of increased waste disposal during the COVID-19 pandemic. BCH adheres to the 3Rs waste management principles which are reduce, reuse, and recycle to mitigate the environmental impacts of improper waste management and to avoid the effects on all relevant stakeholders.
Total General Waste
Total Hazardous Waste
Total Infectious Waste
*Data is from World Medical Hospital only.