Great success comes with great responsibility
To be a global leader in this highly competitive industry involves not only expertise but hard-work and a conscientious commitment to corporate responsibility.
This responsibility involves accountability to all stakeholders including the natural environment and well-being and sustainable development of the local community.
Apart from devoting ourselves to develop the best starch solutions to create high-quality products with enhanced value,
we also emphasize occupational safety, environmental conservation, and community growth, which are fundamental to our business ethos.
Safety Comes First
We prioritize safety and take it seriously at each step of our production process. Our entire operational capacity is designed with employee and consumer safety in mind. Each and every SMS employee is trained in Behavior Based-Safety when joining the company.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility at SMS and we encourage employees to take an active role in workplace safety ensuring a safe working environment. As a result of our approach, we were proud to receive Thailand’s The Zero Accident Award. The SMS group is also certified for The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), TIS 8001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 45001, guaranteeing the safety of our factories.
Working with food products means we cannot be relaxed about the safety and hygiene of our facilities. We operate in accordance with FSSC 22000 – Food Safety System Certification, an internationally standardized food audit and certification scheme. This standard controls the hygiene and security over the entire factory, including the restriction of animals around the premises.
In the facility’s operation areas, materials are sorted and separated according to different uses and special materials are identified to avoid food contamination and infection. Our experienced quality control manager oversees all aspects of our robust health and safety procedures making sure all standards are met.
Every living thing is our responsibility
As an industrial company, we consider our environmental impact an important issue for our business. We believe that being good stewards of the environment is a necessary responsibility and a fundamental part of the equitable treatment of communities in which we operate.
Taking responsibility to preserve the natural environment whether it is the air, water or land is essential and a core value of our business. Our company is ISO 14001 certified, guaranteeing that our company has a well-defined processes to handle any potential environmental risk factors. Additionally, we received a Level Four Green Industry award from the Thai Ministry of Industry
The process begins from inside the factory, where the wastewater treatment system ensures proper sanitation and water quality before the recycled water is released into the nearby waterway. We also utilize a bag filter and water scrubber systems to reduce inorganic materials reducing air pollution and preserving air quality for the surrounding community.
Besides, we organize activities to recover and promote the local environment such as tree planting, fish stocking, dam building and irrigation canal excavating. All of these projects take place in the communities around the factories to improve the natural environment and quality of life for residents.
At SMS we understand community broadly. To us, it means mutual cooperation development and support amongst the company, local residents and the whole of Thai society. We believe that well-being creates a cycle of positive energy improves the lives of all.
To grow and succeed in business, we are committed to fostering the well-being of our community members in terms of health, education and economic opportunity. We are proud to support educational opportunities for younger generation to make sure they have the skills and knowledge to be successful in a 21st Century economy. We believe that the younger generation will be our bright future of the country.
Our practice is to engage with the local communities to participate in many projects to repair and renovate aging public spaces and join local initiatives to clean and maintain the local area.
All of these core values help to enrich our community, we are proud to have receive ISO 26000 and the CSR-DIW certification; the Corporate Social Responsibility certification from the Thai Department of Industrial Works. Most importantly, we always remember that a strong and trusting relationship between the company and local communities is absolutely vital to as we grow, develop and succeed together.