Major Thai businesses ThaiBev, SCG, Frasers Property, GC, and Thai Union highlighted their sustainability commitments at the Sustainability Expo 2023, held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from September 29 to October 8.
ThaiBev and its subsidiaries FN, Oishi, Seamsuk, International Beverage, Sabeco, and Grand Royal showcased a variety of sustainability initiatives at the expo, including:
- Reduced water and energy consumption: ThaiBev has set ambitious targets to reduce its water and energy consumption by 5% and 10% respectively by 2025.
- Sustainable packaging: ThaiBev is committed to using more sustainable packaging materials and reducing its plastic waste.
- Waste management: ThaiBev is working to improve its waste management practices and reduce its environmental impact.
- Community engagement: ThaiBev and its subsidiaries support a number of community initiatives that promote sustainability.
For example, FN has launched a program to reduce food waste in its restaurants. Oishi has partnered with a local recycling company to collect and recycle plastic waste from its customers. Seamsuk has developed a new type of beverage bottle made from recycled materials. International Beverage has invested in a solar power plant to generate renewable energy for its operations. Sabeco has launched a program to plant trees and protect forests in Vietnam. Grand Royal has partnered with a local NGO to provide education on sustainable living to Thai youth.
SCG showcased a number of sustainable products and solutions at the expo, including:
- Solar roofs: SCG offers a variety of solar roof solutions that can help businesses and homeowners reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.
- Green concrete: SCG has developed a new type of green concrete that is made with recycled materials and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
- Sustainable packaging: SCG offers a variety of sustainable packaging solutions, such as paper straws and compostable bags.
- Waste management: SCG has developed a number of waste management solutions, such as waste-to-energy plants and recycling programs.
SCG also showcased a drone display at the expo to highlight its commitment to innovation. The drone display featured a variety of sustainable applications for drones, such as surveying and mapping, inspecting infrastructure, and delivering goods.
The drone display was a particularly impressive display of SCG’s commitment to innovation. The drones were able to perform a variety of complex maneuvers, and they were able to collect and transmit data in real time. This demonstrates the potential of drones to be used for a variety of sustainable applications.
Frasers Property is committed to developing sustainable buildings that are energy-efficient, resource-saving, and environmentally friendly. The company has a number of green building certifications, including LEED Gold and BREEAM Excellent. For example, Frasers Property’s mixed-use development, Frasers Centrepoint Centum City, is LEED Gold certified. The development features a number of sustainable features, such as rainwater harvesting, solar panels, and energy-efficient lighting.
Frasers Property is also working to reduce its environmental impact through its waste management practices. For example, the company has implemented a waste-to-energy plant at its headquarters in Bangkok. The plant converts waste into electricity, which is then used to power the company’s operations.
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, also known as GC, is committed to sustainable manufacturing through its use of renewable energy and its waste management practices. The company has invested in a number of renewable energy projects, such as solar and wind farms. GC is also working to reduce its waste through recycling and waste-to-energy programs.
For example, GC has invested in a solar power plant at its Rayong refinery. The plant generates enough electricity to power the refinery’s operations, and the excess electricity is sold to the grid. GC is also working to reduce its waste through a number of programs, such as its Zero Waste to Landfill program. This program aims to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills by 90% by 2025.
Thai Union is committed to sustainable fishing and aquaculture practices. The company has a number of programs in place to reduce its environmental impact, such as its FishSmart program and its Responsible Shrimp Farming Program.
The FishSmart program is a global initiative that aims to reduce illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Thai Union has implemented a number of measures to comply with the FishSmart program, such as using satellite tracking systems to monitor its fishing vessels.
The Responsible Shrimp Farming Program is a Thai Union initiative that aims to improve the sustainability of shrimp farming in Thailand. The program provides training and support to shrimp farmers on sustainable farming practices.
Sustainability Leaders Showcase Ambitious Goals
The participation of ThaiBev, SCG, Frasers Property, GC, and Thai Union at the Sustainability Expo 2023 was a powerful demonstration of their commitment to building a more sustainable future. These companies are leading the way by investing in innovative products and solutions, and by reducing their environmental impact.