“ ThaiBev is determined to manage waste with efficiency and in strict compliance with laws and regulations 43% Reduction of waste intensity Compared to 2014 as a base year ”
ThaiBev implements a “circular economy” framework in its operations, as follows:
Beer Thai (1991) Public Company Limited, the first brewery in Thailand and in Southeast Asia, recently received the award “TPM Excellence, Category A” from the TPM Awards Ceremony 2016, held by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM). The Company has observed the 8 core TPM principles of maximizing efficiency and minimizing loss in the manufacturing process through problem analysis tools, good maintenance practice, education and training, among others. As a consequence, there was a reduction in waste from the manufacturing process and an increase in recourse consumption efficiency. This award serves as a good certification for the quality of ThaiBev’s waste management.
An Example of Engaging Employees in Waste Reduction in the Food Business Group
The best way to manage waste is to prevent waste from being produced in the first place. The Oishi Company, a food business under ThaiBev Group, has encouraged staff participation in waste reduction, wherein employees jointly find ways to maximize the use of all parts of a salmon as the main ingredient in developing food items, in order to reduce food waste. As a result, staff came up with 12 salmon dishes, efficiently using all parts, no matter if the dish is sushi, sashimi, temaki, teppanyaki, or fried salmon skin, among others. Apart from waste reduction, this initiative also boosted diversity in the menu, attracting more consumers. The Company has even used salmon bones as ingredients in soup to reduce food waste.
ThaiBev has continuously done research and development in partnership with both the government and leading universities in the country. The most recent of research projects is “Lightweight aggregate,” an open innovation in collaboration with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).
Lightweight aggregate, grain-like synthetic material made from the process of incinerating industrial waste, with the intention of obtaining strength equal to that of ceramics with numerous pores inside (>70% air pores). It is a raw material that can be put in a concrete mix for use in construction in the form of pre-made paving blocks, lightweight blocks, and precast concrete. Lightweight aggregate has high strength and low density, resulting in its light weight, its status as insulator against heat and coldness, and its good sound absorption. It is expected that Lightweight aggregate will be manufactured and sold starting in April 2018.
Unit: kg/hL of finished goods
As a result of efficient waste management in the manufacturing process, the Company in 2017 has generated total waste of 63,681 metric tons. The waste intensity (kilogram per hectoliter of finished goods), meanwhile, has decreased by 43 percent compared to the year 2014 as a base year.
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