SIG Combibloc, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging and the first company to manufacture aseptic carton packaging in Thailand, won the 2019 Thailand Energy Award : “Global-Warming Reduction Label” for its commitment to the environment and society.
The award for its 3.3-MWp (megawatt peak) SIG Solar Rooftop was granted by the Energy Ministry’s Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency and came under the category of Off-Grid alternative power.
The solar rooftop project in its manufacturing plant in Rayong province was kicked off in March 2018 and was in operation in July of the same year.
Mr. Lawrence Fok, President and General Manager Asia-Pacific at SIG, said:
“The company is very proud of receiving this award. Our policy has always been to manufacture packaging that is environmentally friendly, as our vision is to take significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas. The solar rooftop can produce up to 3.3 MWp electricity, able to cover the whole electrical consumption operation of Rayong’s plant in the most efficient way.”
The solar rooftop system, with more than 9,000 solar panels occupy 18,000 square meters, also helps reduce more than 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emission annually, which is one of the key greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. The solar rooftop cuts down on the use of on-grid electricity during peak hours.
In its efforts to community development, SIG Combibloc Thailand has gone one step further by installing 7-KWp (kilowatt peak) solar-power systems at Nikhom Sang Ton Eng Changwat Rayong 10 School, which cuts school’s electricity cost by an average of more than 4,000 baht per month. The aim is to raise awareness as well as educate school personnel, students and members of the community to learn the efficient use of electricity.
SIG commits to operate in the most environmentally friendly practices by ensuring our facilities follow sustainable and responsible good manufacturing practices. For the long run we plan to produce more renewable energy sourcing and reduce the carbon emission.