ThaiBev is fully mindful of the impact that its expanding operations can have on the environment and society. Improving the locals' quality of lives and reduce climate and environmental damage at the same time.
Broken Glass Purchasing with Locals
Cullet Production from broken glass is a new operation added to existing Glass Bottle Recycling Program, implemented at 7 out of 31 sites across Thailand. The production involves purchasing of dirty-broken glass and producing cullet suitable for glass manufacturers.

The cullet production process consists of
  • Separation process for unwanted materials from the dirty-broken glass such as metal, aluminum, and labels,
  • Crushing process to produce cullet.
ThaiBev purchased clean-broken glass from 15 main suppliers and dirty-broken glass from 378 small local suppliers. The clean-broken glass will be sent directly to glass bottle manufacturer while dirty-broken glass will be sorted and stored for later processing.

In 2018, ThaiBev purchased 8,790,537.20 kg. of dirty-broken glass from 378 local suppliers at the cost of 20,625,924.20 THB. Estimated job creation ratio of 1 family per 1 supplier was used to calculate income for family/supplier. This job creation is providing a supplementary income in collecting broken glass within the community and reducing the waste that considered dangerous for them. The income received in 2018 was 54,565.90 THB/family/supplier, which helped the family reducing household expenses.
Biogas Energy Electricity Production
ThaiBev has two biogas energy electricity production plants for its steam generation, and the volume of biogas produced is in excess of production plants' internal demand, so surplus biogas must be flared. ThaiBev installed a biogas-powered electric generator for each production plant to minimize the biogas flare volume and generate income on electricity sold.

In 2018, total electricity produced from a biogas-powered electric generator was 10,652,495 kWh, where 684,555 kWh was used for the internal generating process and 9,967,939 kWh was sold to Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), local grid provider.

The biogas-generated electricity has lower GHG emissions compared to fossil-fuel generated electricity by Potential Electricity Authority (PEA) local grid provider. By lowering emission from electricity generating, ThaiBev help reduced negative environment impact and offer cleaner electricity for the society. The 9,967,939 kWh electricity sold to PEA will help PEA avoid GHG emissions by 5,802 tCO2e through not producing from fossil fuel. Grid Emission Factor is 0.5821 kg CO2e/kWh

The avoided GHG emissions of 5,802 tCO2e prepares the PEA in the event a carbon tax is introduced in Thailand. The carbon price in Thailand during 2018 was average at 21.37 THB/ tCO2e from the voluntary emission reduction program by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (TGO), an information center for circumstances on greenhouse gas operation. This avoided GHG emission of 5,802 tCO2e was equivalent to 123,989 THB in 2018. Average Carbon Price is 21.37 THB/tCO2e.