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2019
PACKAGING COMMITMENT
ThaiBev have put in place group-wide commitment and associated programs to address environmental impacts arising from packaging used by the company.
2019 targets
Proportion of Recycled Packaging (In metricton)
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Proportion of Recyclable Plastic Packaging (In metric ton)
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2020 targets

80%

of main packaging materials are
REUSED, RECYCLED & RETRIEVED
compared to total sale volume
Main packaging materials are returnable glass bottles used in spirits, beer, and Sermsuk
Achievements in 2019
2020-target-1

75%

of glass bottles sold in FY2019 were retrieved for reuse/recycling (by weight)

2025 targets
2020-target-1

100%

of glass and paper packaging sold in Thailand are retrieved for reuse or recycling

2020-target-1

100%

of primary packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable

2030 targets
2020-target-1

100%

of PET bottles and aluminum cans sold in Thailand are retrieved

2020-target-1

2,700 Metric Tons

The reduction of total material used in aluminum packaging
Remark: base year 2020

Achievements in 2019
2020-target-1

764,000 TONS

Of key packaging waste avoided

2020-target-1

184,739 TONS

CO2e Of GHG emissions reduced from reused glass bottles

2020-target-1
Glass Bottles

118,474 tons
CO2e GHG avoided

2020-target-1
Cullets

47,138 tons
CO2e GHG avoided

2020-target-1
Aluminum

7,460 tons
CO2e GHG avoided

2020-target-1
Paper

11,667 tons
CO2e GHG avoided

Reusable and Recyclable Packaging
ThaiBev is determined to maintain a high ratio of such packaging and have initiated numerous programs to support the goal
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*Reusable & Recyclable Packaging

contributes to

99% 2020-target-1

of packaging in FY2019 (by weight)

*Definition
Reusable and recyclable packaging includes glass bottles, paper packaging, aluminum, and recyclable plastics (PET and HDPE).

Packaging Research and Development (R&D)
ThaiBev established BevTech Co., Ltd. (BevTech) as a Research and Development center with one of the branches being Packaging Business in order to develop sustainable packaging innovations and alternatives.
The Packaging Business is responsible for end-to-end packaging management, from conceptual design, materials selection to packaging production process development to minimize both environmental and social impacts.
The following factors are considered in BevTech’s packaging development:
  • Specification
  • Law and Regulation
  • Material Availability
  • Cost and Benefit
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Energy Consumption
  • Safety
BevTech's major achievement in 2019 is the implementation of an artificial intelligence bottle sorting technology in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon, a world-class university in computer science, technology and robotics. The solution optimized ThaiBev's bottle sorting processes by reducing human error, reusable packaging losses, and overall operating costs. 

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