Derived from sugar, molasses contributes to the highest proportion of raw materials used in our production. It is used in distilling processes for spirits production.
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Sustainable Agriculture Guideline
An Essential Part in Achieving Sustainable Supply Chain
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 to their own supply chain.
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 materials shall refer to only unprocessed materials.
We expect our raw material suppliers to adopt a sustainable agriculture practice using the approaches stated below.
Suppliers shall protect the natural state of ecosystem, ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and where possible, avoid interfering at all. Suppliers shall not source any agricultural raw materials in high conservation values or legally protected area under any circumstances.
Suppliers shall notify ThaiBev if their raw materials are GMO or contain or derive from GMO ingredients. They must also comply with regulations concerning GMO in countries where they operate. Please refer to ThaiBev’s GMO Guideline for more details on our position on GMO.
Suppliers shall not violate the community’s right to access land and natural resources and shall respect the established rights of indigenous/tribal people to their land as well as their free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). Furthermore, we strongly encourage our suppliers to maintain a good relationship with the communities in which they operate, conduct impact assessment of their operations on local community on regular basis, and establish development programs where necessary.
Suppliers shall promote domestic agriculture and minimize pollution from the transportation of raw materials harvested. We encourage our suppliers to provide local farmers, whose raw materials they rely on, with knowledge and support necessary to promote sustainable agriculture and secure long-term supply of raw materials.
Suppliers shall adopt organic farming in their own agricultural operation or promote organic farming practice where applicable. We encourage suppliers to obtain organic farming certification from third-party or comply with organic farming standards established in countries where raw materials are being sourced.
Suppliers shall control and closely monitor the usage of pesticide to prevent any contamination particularly of nearby water sources. Suppliers are obliged to establish a pesticide residue limit for their raw materials. Where in use, pesticides should be applied responsibly in adequate amount required to control the invasion of pests and should be stored properly in a way that they do not produce negative impacts on surrounding communities.
Suppliers shall protect and improve soil fertility, for instance, by conserving soil, rotating crop, and maintaining the balance amount of soil nutrient.
Suppliers shall measure their water consumption and identify opportunities to reduce their water usage where possible. In addition, we urge suppliers to conduct water risk assessment of their operating sites using internationally recognized tools and implement mitigation plan in area where water stress level is found to be significant.