CENTRAL Group launches “Central Group Loves the Earth” Project
CENTRAL Group of Companies led by Khun Sudhitham Chirathivat, Director and Chairman of the Advisory Board, organizes “CENTRAL Group Loves the Earth” at Central Court @CentralWorld, presided over by Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Minister of Energy and General Dapong Ratanasuwan, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and attended by company executives Khun Supatra Chirathivat, Khun Prin Chirathivat, Khun Thirayuth Chirathivat and Dr. Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, to announce their preparedness as a private-sector organization that attaches importance to energy saving and environmental protection.
In line with the business policy of CENTRAL that stresses environmental as well as economic and social awareness throughout the past 70 years, all business groups are required to prepare energy-saving and environmental conservation measures along with an action plan that would produce tangible results in all facets – technical, organizational structure, and behavioural. Consequently, various modern eco-friendly technologies have been adopted such as complete switching to LED replacement bulbs for shopping mall lighting to save energy, installation of roof-top solar panels to produce electricity and changing over to environmentally friendly refrigerants. The Hotels & Resorts Group has developed a laundry service that uses ozone to reduce the use of chemicals, then using the treated water for garden plant and tree watering. The Group has also installed sensors to switch off electricity and air-conditioning automatically.
Waste management is another project to which CENTRAL attaches importance as exemplified by the “Paeng Khi Yuea, Hue Pen Bun” garbage separation project undertaken for the third year running by CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport in conjunction with Maejo University, Department of Mineral Resources, Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the surrounding community. The pilot project stands out as