Environmental Consultancy for the Industry

IP Wave

Country: Thailand

Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Counterpart Organization: Ministry of Industry, Industrial Works Dept., Bangkok

Project Duration: 01/1989 - 12/2004

The project objective consists of enabling selected sectors of the industry to administer appropriate waste management processes. Institutions which are taking part in the development of appropriate processes and environmental legislature are to be enabled to carry out their tasks more efficiently. At the same time, the companies are advised concerning the introduction and application of processes ("clean technologies" and instruments of industrial environmental management such as environmental audits, environmental management systems and eco-controlling). Principal emphasis during the current phase is placed on supporting the expansion and solidification of an institutionalized cooperation between the government sector and the institutional sectors involved as well as with universities, environmental institutions, NGOs, and private consulting companies. The dissemination of the results attained to date, the development of sector-specific environmental management guidelines as well as the drafting of "economic instruments in environmental management" are of foremost importance for implementation. This includes the sensitization of decision-making bodies and responsible persons in environmental management at industrial companies and employees of state-run and private institutions, and the dissemination of the results achieved so far through workshops and seminars, public relations measures, as well as further training and study visits. Model and demonstration projects have been implemented in the following industrial sectors: whiskey distilleries, palm oil mills, tuna fish factories, leather tanneries, starch factories, metal pickling factories and rubber factories.

Main Services Provided:

  • Reduction of wastewater/refuse in selected industrial sectors through the introduction of "clean technologies", and measures for current environmental management, including "end-of-pipe" solutions.
  • "Economic Instruments" are developed to provide an economic incentive to avoid refuse.
  • Sector-specific environmental management guidelines are established and are agreed upon and disseminated through workshops and round tables with the participating ministries, economic associations, NGOs, consulting companies and universities.
  • Government and private environmental institutions are enabled to execute their tasks more effectively and to improve co-operation.
  • A cadaster for hazardous waste is established as an exemplary model.