On Mar 5th-7th, 2009, Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) in associate with Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) held the first Learning Together in 2009. The event set to take 27 TBCSD members and 50 presses learn and visit to corporate social responsibility projects and to renovate a study room to be a learning center for Ban Noan Saluay School, Pookheaw district, Chaiyapoom province.
Dr. Qwanruedee Chotichanathawewong, assistant president of TEI and executive director of TBCSD, said that TBCSD arranged learning activity among members for disseminating CSR activities of each company. Today activity was begun at the factory of Siam City Cement Public Company Limited to study energy generation from waste in cement production and waste heat recovery from cement melting chamber for electricity generation. Moreover, the group visited a training center of Krungthai Bank Public Company Limited, which won the gold prize award (national level) and the silver prize award (ASEAN level) for energy conservation building. Then, the group visit Mitrphol park to see the parks activities. The Mitrphol park utilized all part of sugar cane beginning with sugar production, use of bagasse to generate electricity and to produce plywood and conversion of molasses to ethanol. These activities can reduce amount of waste and can preserve the environment.
TBCSD sees the importance of education in outreach areas, including cultivation of environmental conservation to the heart of youth. The environmental awareness activities on global warming and natural resources conservation were set up by Eco-friend team for students. Accordingly, TBCSD members renovate a study room to be a learning center and donate school supplies and funds for Noan Saluay school
Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) was established in 1993 by Mr. Anand Panyarachun, the first chairman of TBCSD. Presently, Dr. Anusorn Sangnimnuan, the president of Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited is the chairman.
The organization aims to empower business sector to run business to gather with taking responsibilities for the society and environment leading towards sustainable development.