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Sustainability Guidance for Thai SME’s

  • Sustainability Consulting to Small & Medium Sized Manufacturers in Thailand
  • Systems to Enable you to Implement Sustainability and 3rd Party Pass Audits
  • Outsourcing Sustainability & HSE Expertise
  • Lower Costs to Business by Outsourcing Expertise
  • We focus on the particular needs of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Improved Competitive Advantage by Having Sustainability Programs
  • Safer Operations, Healthier and Happier Employees
  • Alignment with the Global Reporting Initiative for Sustainability.
Global Reporting Intiative

Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

United Nations Definition of Sustainability

What Does it Mean to be a Sustainable SME Business?

ESG, or Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria, are fundamental pillars shaping modern business practices towards sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), ESG encompasses a broad spectrum of considerations.

ESG encompasses principles guiding companies to sustainability, including reducing emissions, promoting diversity, ensuring transparency, and fostering inclusive governance structures. By integrating ESG principles, businesses enhance long-term resilience, reputation, and value creation potential, thereby contributing to UN SDG achievement.

Our consultancy services assist companies in navigating ESG complexities, enabling informed decisions aligned with their values and driving positive impact. Our programs are designed with the smaller to medium sized company needs in mind.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability in ESG and UN SDGs involves responsibly managing resources. It includes reducing environmental impacts and promoting conservation. Integrating sustainability into business strategies enhances resilience and creates stakeholder value.

If your company is in the global supply chain of larger companies, then it’s very likely you will be expected to comply with certain reporting requirements of Environmental Sustainability. We can help.

Social Sustainability

Social sustainability, part of ESG and UN SDGs, fosters inclusive communities, prioritising well-being, rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion. It involves fair labour practices, safe working conditions, and supporting local communities. Engaging stakeholders and addressing social issues, companies enhance reputation and drive sustainable growth.

Good Governance

Good governance within the context of ESG and the UN Sustainable Development Goals is a cornerstone of responsible corporate conduct. It entails transparent decision-making processes, ethical business practices, and accountability mechanisms that uphold the interests of all stakeholders. Good governance ensures that companies operate with integrity, fairness, and adherence to legal and regulatory frameworks. It involves establishing robust board structures, fostering diversity and inclusion, and promoting effective risk management practices. By prioritising good governance, businesses can build trust with investors, employees, customers, and the wider community, thereby driving sustainable growth and long-term value creation.

How We Can Help

As a consulting firm specializing in ESG guidance and support for SMEs in Thailand’s manufacturing sector, we offer tailored solutions to help businesses navigate the complexities of sustainability. Our comprehensive services encompass a range of strategic initiatives designed to enhance environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and governance practices.

We provide thorough assessments to identify areas for improvement and develop customised action plans aligned with international best practices and Thai regulatory requirements. Our expertise extends to assisting SMEs in implementing sustainable manufacturing processes, optimizing resource efficiency, and reducing environmental impact.

Additionally, we offer training and capacity-building programs to empower employees. Furthermore, we provide ongoing support, ensuring successful ESG integration. With our guidance, SMEs in the manufacturing sector can position themselves as leaders in sustainable business practices, driving positive impact and competitive advantage.

Are We a Good Fit?

Why should an SME develop Sustainability Programs / ESG?

For businesses serving EU and Western markets, clients often demand Sustainability reporting. This encompasses Environmental and Social Sustainability aspects.

Thailand is now entering into a EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement and Sustainable Business Practices will definitely be important for Thai companies to be competitive in those markets or be part of the supply chain of EU larger companies.

Businesses report needing third-party audits to qualify as valued Supply Chain Partners overseas. As many SMEs lack in-house expertise, we offer you that valuable experience and support.

What Kinds of Companies does Ashlar work with?

As an SME, Ashlar offers flexible and tailored solutions, prioritizing practicality and continual improvement. Conversely, unlike larger competitors, we understand SME limitations.

Typically, we will work with clients that do not always have the internal resources (people, experience, time) that can effectively implement sustainable management solutions. We prefer to work with clients that aren’t just interested in merely “complying” with regulations or complying with client requests for Sustainable Systems. Our clients are interested in making real and sustainable business improvements to their operations.

Why Should we Outsource this Work to Ashlar?

Outsourcing your sustainability solutions to Ashlar offers several benefits. As an SME manufacturer, you may lack personnel with expertise in developing Environmental Systems, Health & Safety Systems, and associated policies. If your company is struggling to adhere to the sustainability requests of your clients and prospects, we can help.

Our support provides your HR Manager with new ideas for improving human relations, safety, and health, enhancing employee happiness and retention. We possess a core understanding of sustainability reporting and practices expected by global clients, including alignment with standards like the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) and the UN 17 Sustainability Development Goals.

Outsourcing can reduce costs for Safety & Health Managers. As an SME, you may still wish to manage your Environmental Sustainability. However we can offer you ideas and solutions more suitable to SME businesses

By having your own Sustainability program and reporting system, your company can join the thousands of global companies making a concerted effort towards business sustainability. We can help you stand out from your competition here in Thailand by having sustainability programs of your own and touting your successes to the community, your employees and your customers.


Our clients in Australia requested written Risk Assessments for our sporting events, held in Thailand. Ashlar, with their experience in global Risk Assessment standards, was able to effectively identify risks and offer sensible solutions to reduce those risks. Our clients are happy and the events held, have had improved safety as a result.

Jason Robinson – Sports Management Worldwide

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