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The Beginning of Sustainable Supply Chain
At ThaiBev, delivering quality products to our customers is as important as ensuring that the raw materials used in their production originate from sustainable sources. Realizing such concept, we offer our raw material suppliers a guideline to sustainable agriculture which sets out our expectation.




Our Raw Materials
Raw materials are key components in ThaiBev’s main products in the alcoholic business segment. The raw materials with the highest purchase value in procurement are molasses, malt, and broken-milled rice, all of which are used in the brewing and distilling processes.





Sustainable Agriculture Guideline
An Essential Part in Achieving Sustainable Supply Chain

Introduction
Thai Beverage Group (hereafter “ThaiBev”) seeks to deliver a quality end product which answers our consumers’ demand and originates from a sustainable source. It has always been our concern to build a solid and effective supply chain in collaboration with our suppliers. ThaiBev’s Sustainable Agriculture Guideline (hereafter “the Guideline”) shall be our additional requirements for our suppliers in order to ensure that the material we source meet our standards.
We expect our suppliers to share our vision on sustainable agriculture and adopt the same practice.

Scope
The requirements stated hereinafter shall apply to only agricultural raw material suppliers (hereafter “suppliers”). This includes suppliers’ related business entities, for instance, suppliers’ affiliates. Raw material shall refer to only unprocessed material.

Approach
We expect our raw material suppliers to adopt a sustainable agriculture practice using the approaches stated below.

Conservation of Biodiversity
Suppliers may protect the natural state of ecosystem and where possible, avoid interfering at all.

GMO Declaration
Suppliers shall notify ThaiBev if their raw materials are GMO or contain or derive from GMO ingredients.

Land Use Violation
Suppliers shall not violate the community’s right to access land and natural resource. Furthermore, we expect our suppliers to maintain a good relationship with the communities in which they operate.

Local Agriculture
Suppliers may support local farming in order to promote domestic agriculture and minimize pollution from the transportation of raw materials harvested.

Organic Farming
Suppliers may adopt organic farming in their own agricultural operation or promote organic farming practice where applicable.

Pesticide Control
Suppliers may manage and closely monitor the usage of pesticide. At minimum, we expect our suppliers to establish a maximum pesticide residue limit for their raw materials.

Soil Management
Suppliers may protect and improve soil fertility, for instance, by conserving soil, rotating crop, and maintaining the balance amount of soil nutrient.

Water Consumption
Suppliers may optimize water consumption during their agricultural process.


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