Dow Thailand Group underlines the importance of establishing strong relations with community via various communication channels and forums throughout the year. We also join community events on major occasions such as on National Children’s Day, Thai New Year Day, Buddhist Lent Day as well as at Kathin ceremony.
Community Advisory Panel (CAP)
Dow Thailand Group’s Community Advisory Panel (CAP) provides an important outside-in perspective on the environment, health and safety issues, as well as sustainability, for the company. CAP members include local government officials, community leaders, the media, and other community representatives. Currently, Dow Thailand Group has two CAPs. The first one, formed in 2010, is at the Asia Industrial Estate, and the other, formed in 2011, is at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate.
San Sum Phan (Community Meetings)
This activity is an informal meeting held to strengthen relationship between Dow Thailand Group and the community and as a forum to discuss Dow’s business operation as well as to listen to community advice. The activity was held with 52 communities in Ban Chang Sub-District Municipality, Muang Ban Chang Municipality, Pala Sub-District Municipality and Muang Map Ta Phut Municipality.
Site Visit and Open House
We open our house to welcome visitors from government agencies, community representatives, local schools, university students and the media who wish to tour our plants and take a look at our products, safety and environmental management system as well as social activities and community engagement. Other visits include those by accredited agencies to measure environmental quality.
With humanity spirit, Dow and its employees always reach out to those who suffer from natural disasters with no hesitation.
People of Dow Thailand Group and their passion and talent are the force behind every philanthropic engagement. Some sample of activities are as follows.
Supporting the Prostheses Foundation for HRH Princess Mother
Dow Thailand Group has supported the Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother since 1996 by providing financial supports and polyurethane products for the production of prosthetic legs. Dow also aims to improve the quality of life and safety of officers who work in the foundation in order to pursue the goals of creating a healthy and happy society, which is aligned with Dow’s business purpose that encourages its employees to create a positive impact to the overall society. In 2016, Dow Thailand Group, SCG Performance Chemicals Co., Ltd. and the Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop the new model of prosthetic feet in Thailand which reduces the impact load and prevents discomfort and soreness during walking. With the collaboration of Dow’s expertise in creating innovative products from specialty elastomers are good impact modifiers that also contribute strength, toughness, and flexibility, and the expertise in innovative plastic product design of SCG Performances Chemicals, the new model of prosthetic feet will help uplift and empower the lives of the amputees.
Since 1997, Dow Thailand has been providing financial support to ‘Operation Smile’, a project that performs surgeries and post-operative care for children suffering from cleft palates. Since 2012, the company together with its partners and employees has donated 3 million bath to Operation Smile Thailand. The fund can finance 210 surgeries and post-operative care for Rayong children.
Natural Disaster Relief
With humanity spirit, Dow and its employees always reach out to those who suffer from natural disasters with no hesitation. Like the flood in 2011 affecting people nationwide, Dow and its employees immediately prepared and distributed hundreds of relief bags to affected communities. To help the country recover the soonest, Dow directed its assistance to affected agricultural sector by providing rice seeds to the farmers to help them restart their farming. In an effort to enhance the effectiveness of natural disaster response, Dow Chemical donated a financial support of USD 500,000 or approximately 15 million Baht to the Thai Red Cross Society in 2012. The funds go to building two new ultra-filtration and reverse-osmosis system water purification mobile units using Dow technology to help the Thai Red Cross provide clean water to flood-affected communities, and towards aiding the Thai Red Cross' efforts in disaster preparedness and health and hygiene awareness programs.
In late 2013, Dow and its employees around world, including Thailand, offered aid to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused devastation to the Philippines’ central region. The immediate relief and long-term recovery consisted of cash and other tools and appliances worth over US$200,000 in total (or about 6 million baht).
In 2013, Dow Thailand offered help to flood victims in Prachinburi, giving away 300 survival bags worth over 150,000 baht as immediate relief. In addition, the Thai Red Cross Society also sent out the drinking water production units, which have been financed by Dow, to help 17,280 people produce 345,600 liters of water for drinking.