Our more than 30 years of innovation and development in the agricultural sector would not have been possible without the patience, perseverance and determination everyone in the SMS family, from our founder and directors to the employees at our processing facilities.
SMS is extremely proud of our continuous contributions to the economic and social development of Thailand and Thai people. We are committed to continuing our proud tradition of development displayed by establishing the innovation center for modified tapioca starch at Siam Modified Starch Co., Ltd. in Pathum Thani. The research we have undertaken is fundamental to our goal of adding value to tapioca products, a main agricultural product of Thailand. Our considerable investments are focused on tooling our facilities with state-of-the-art machinery.
We have also made investments aimed at mitigating our environmental impact by reducing water consumption and lower emissions of greenhouse gases, as we are committed to preserving the natural environment in the communities where we operate.
We believe empowering each and every one of our stakeholders is vital for success in this business. With this in mind, we created the first Farmer Membership System in Thailand, to value and support our supplying farmers who we rely on to deliver high quality raw materials.
The system is designed to ensure their well-being, provide education about tapioca cultivation practices, and guarantee a fair price to farmers to demonstrate the importance of mutual honesty and understanding in this business.
The result of our commitment to a code of ethics, transparency, and accountability is increased loyalty and development of long-lasting relationships with our partners and customers around the world. We remain devoted to our leadership position in the global manufacture and innovation of tapioca products with a renewed focus on sustainable growth and value addition through research and development.
Working together with the local communities, we passionately support the long-term sustainability of the natural environment, local resident, the economy and agricultural sector.
On behalf of SMS, We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supplying farmers, clients, partners, other allied organizations, and our entire staff for their valued devotion and support.