On September 24, 2018, Dr.Somchai Hanhiran, Deputy ministry for Ministry of industry, chaired Green Mining Award 2018 at Century hotel, Bangkok.
In this event, Mr.Banjob Kaewkhong (คุณบรรจบ แก้วคง ผู้จัดการโรงงาน บริษัท ไทยผลิตภัณฑ์ยิบซั่ม จำกัด (มหาชน) สาขาบางปะอิน), plant manager of Bang Pa-In Plant representing Thai Gypsum Products received the awards in the categories of eco-friendly mining (gypsum mineral plant). In this year, the total new green mining award of 24 organizations were awarded and maintain system 101 organizations.
The Department of Primary Industries and Mine, Ministry of Industry has managed mineral resources in a more proactive way by encouraging high standard and environmentally friendly production as well as social responsibility.
The concept of green mining standards including
1) Operate with environmental and social responsibility
2) Prevent and reduce environmental impact
3) Provide safety and healthcare for workers and community
4) Preserve green area
5) Be transparent
6) Manage resource efficiently