Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and MMTh Engine Receives Six Green Industry Level 4 Awards
BANGKOK – November 3, 2023: Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and MMTh Engine Co.,Ltd. have been recognized with the 2022 Green Industry Level 4 Award by the Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, as a result of the company’s strong commitment to continuously improve production processes and environmental management for its Laem Chabang facilities. Notably, this accomplishment holds particular significance as the Laem Chabang facility plays a pivotal role in manufacturing vehicles not only for the local market but also for global distribution. The Green Industry Award 2023 was held at Makkhawan Rangsan Room Royal Thai Army Club, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road Bangkok.
The achievement was awarded to six facilities including
- Factory 1 and 2,
- Factory 3,
- Proving Ground,
- MEC Factory,
- Press 1 and
- Press 2 and Plastic.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and MMTh Engine executives led by Mr. Masahiro Awano, Senior Vice President of Research and Development Unit, and Mr. Terut Butloetcharoen, Vice President of Legal and Environmental Strategy Division, together with representatives from the production department received the awards from Miss Natthiya Netayasubha, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and MMTh Engine are recognized with Green Industry Level 4, which is awarded to businesses that focus on the cooperation of employees in all levels of the organization to implement environmentally friendliness in all aspects of business operations until it becomes a part the organization’s culture. It also encourages the automaker for its commitment to environmentally-friendly operations, social responsibility, transparency, and sustainable community engagement.
With outstanding green initiatives and sustainability achievements over the years, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has been recognized with the ISO 14001 certification since 2001. The company also received the Green Industry Level 4 Awards in 2021 and two 3R Awards from the Department of Industrial Works in 2015 and 2020.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and MMTh Engine has been carrying out environmentally-friendly operations in its various facilities with the aim to reduce waste, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The initiatives include waterborne painting with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and building wastewater treatment systems in line with the 3Rs of waste management — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — to lower raw water usage and wastewater discharge.
Additionally, solar panels were installed on the factories’ roofs with the aim to reduce more than 6,100 tons of CO2 emissions each year. Under ‘Solar for Lives’ project, the company will also install solar power systems in 40 community hospitals within the next 10 years.
Since 2011, the Ministry of Industry’s Green Industry project has helped to make a good and reliable image of the industrial sector, gain people’s trust and build a green economy. The ministry sees that it is time to further develop, improve and create awareness among the industrial sector on the effects on environment, so that environment and industry can coexist sustainably.
The green industry project by the Ministry of Industry is based on voluntary commitment from businesses that aim to operate in a community and environmentally-friendly manner, towards sustainable development. This is implemented through a systematic approach consisting of five levels.
To provide practical guidance for promoting and developing green industries among local businesses that align with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) policy and framework, the ministry has integrated the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and the Triple Bottom Line (economic, social, and environmental balance) as the foundation of ‘Green Industry’, based on two key pillars – continuous improvement and sustainable development of organizations. In recognition of the industrial businesses’ commitment, The Thai government awards the Green Industry Award to businesses for operating with environmental responsibility and pursuing the path towards sustainability.
About Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh)
Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the largest plant in the MMC group and an export hub to more than 120 countries, is one of Thailand’s leading automotive manufacturers committed to produce and sell a range of vehicles that are eco-friendly, high in quality, performance, safety, comfort, technology and customer satisfaction. In 2018, MMTH officially opened Education Academy in Pathum Thani and celebrated a total production of six million units at the beginning of 2021. MMTh’s current range of vehicles includes MITSUBISHI TRITON, MITSUBISHI PAJERO SPORT, MITSUBISHI ATTRAGE, MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, MITSUBISHI XPANDER, MITSUBISHI XPANDER CROSS and MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV. To ensure the highest quality, MMTh uses its proving ground in Si Racha, Chonburi to assess products from design and prototype stages to pre-production and commercialization. This ensures customers take delivery of vehicles that are second-to-none in all aspects of quality.
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