Thailand's CP Foods adopts new practices to tackle climate change
Thai agro-industrial conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has incorporated new practices to minimise the use of water and energy in its production line to address climate change.
As part of this initiative, the CP Foods had launched more than 100 energy management projects.
CP Foods Safety Health Environment and Energy (SHE & En) senior vice-president Suchart Wiriya-apha explained that the company is using biomass, water and waste at all sites in order to optimise water usage.
Wiriya-apha further added that these initiatives reflect the company’s commitment towards environmental sustainability.
The Thai food company has also set a five-year goal that will focus on encouraging all businesses to carry out activities and create innovation.
By 2020, CP Foods intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions per production unit (PPU) by 5%, water PPU by 10% and waste PPU by 30%.
The CPF SHE & En standard has currently been implemented at all its manufacturing plants located in 16 countries.
CP Foods has also collaborated with Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing operations, under the Low Emission Support Scheme.
The principles created by the company are reported to be in line with Thai legislation, as well as various other international standards.