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WHA Group Wins 2 Prestigious Awards at SET Awards 2023: WHA Receives Best Sustainability Awards and WHAUP Earns Commended Sustainability Awards Reaffirming its Sustainability-Integrated Operations in All Aspects

WHA Group Wins 2 Prestigious Awards

Photo Shows: Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul (Center), Chairman of the Executive Committee and Group CEO of WHA Corporation PCL., Mr. Somkiat Masunthasuwun (Second Right), Chief Executive Officer, WHA Utilities and Power Public Company Limited with executive management team, recently received SET Awards 2023 from the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Bangkok, November 21, 2023 – WHA Group has received 2 prestigious SET Awards 2023 in Sustainability Excellence category from the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), with WHA Corporation Public Company Limited winning Best Sustainability Awards, and WHA Utilities and Power Public Company Limited winning Commended Sustainability Awards respectively. SET Awards 2023 ceremony was held at the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), in collaboration with Money & Banking magazine.

“We are delighted to receive two SET Awards 2023. This achievement stands as a testimony to the success of our long-standing commitment to sustainable development in all aspects, in line with WHA Group's mission to become “The Ultimate Solution for Sustainable Growth,” said Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Group CEO of WHA Corporation PCL. “Our strategic planning and sustainable business operations have been strictly conducted according to the ESG (environmental, social and governance) framework. We have also placed utmost importance on disclosing accurate and complete information to build public confidence in terms of our corporate management efficiency, transparency, competitiveness, and ability to generate long-term returns.”

WHA Group is committed to conducting business along with creating a sustainable growth together with all stakeholders throughout its value chain, with good corporate governance and effective risk management practices, as well as social and environmental sustainability seamlessly weaved into business processes.

The Group is committed to integrating the principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) into the company's strategy and culture, while taking a pivotal role in driving the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by implementing its sustain nability goals in line with international standards in every aspect.

The company aims to promote the principles of human rights and equality, as well as human resource development and implements digital transformation to create sustainable value and growth, all whilst striving to make truly positive impacts and mitigate negative impacts on the environment. For instance, WHA’s sustainable and efficient water management minimizes reliance on natural water sources in business operations by enhancing the ability on wastewater treatment and continuing to develop value-added products through wastewater reclamation. The company also promotes the use of renewable energy, innovation and technology that help to combat global warming and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

WHA Group has already achieved the carbon neutrality since 2021, thanks to its total power purchase agreements based on shareholding percentage from renewable power plants of 179 megawatts, with power production capacity in commercial operation of 106 megawatts and continuing renewable energy capacity expansion. The group commits to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Meanwhile, WHA Group continued to advance its "Mission to The Sun" program to strengthen the development of the organization and its workforce as it is turning to a technology company in 2024. Currently, core projects with substantial progress include Green Logistics project, which introduces new concept of managing logistics activities with aims to increase competitiveness through reducing logistics costs in the long term while lessening the impact on natural environment by promoting the use of green technology and clean energy in logistics business to enhance the efficiency of energy consumption and lower environmental pollutions; and Circular project, which promotes the use of resources for optimal benefit within the Group's ecosystem.

To build on WHA Group's long-standing approach on sustainable development, the mission of WHA: WE SHAPE THE FUTURE was conceived in 2023 to reflect its commitment to being a creator of prosperity, career advancement and income opportunities for people as well as a better quality of life and society, all the way to the ultimate goal - a long-term sustainable growth for the Thai economy.

Throughout the years, WHA Group has initiated several community projects to help support people in all sectors of society to make progress every day as well as create opportunities for them to access life’s essentials for a better quality of life to grow together in a sustainable manner. With a strong stamina to achieve the sustainable development goals, the Group is included in the SET ESG Ratings 2023 (previously known as Thailand Sustainability Investment or THSI) for the 4th consecutive year, with this year being ranked with the highest “AAA” SET ESG rating by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

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