Malt is the primary raw material used in ThaiBev’s beer and
spirit production processes. During the manufacturing
process, a by-product called “malt residue” is produced.
It has many nutritional benefits and is suitable for agricultural
use. ThaiBev has collaborated with the Suranaree University
of Technology (SUT) to pioneer the project of using malt
residue as an ingredient for animal feed. SUT researchers
have expertise in cattle feed nutrition, Korat Wagyu
cattle-breeding, and environmentally friendly animal feed
technology. By experimenting with mixtures of malt
residue and dry yeast, a new formula of nutritious animal
feed for cattle was developed. This new formula leads to
high quality meat, increased fat content, and lower prices.
It is safe to consume, in-line with market demands, and
reduces environmental impacts.
In addition to the malt residue, malt dust is another leftover. ThaiBev took malt dust that would otherwise go to waste, and offered it to local farmers near one of its factories. The malt dust has high nutritional value as aquaculture feed, for varieties such as catfish and tilapia. By replacing the usual animal feed, costs were reduced by 100 percent. ThaiBev’s agricultural scholars educated and advised the farmers through the entire project. It helped the community to develop additional job opportunities, reduce aquafarming costs, increase productivity, and generate sustainable income.
To reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and promote
the most efficient use of resources through the 3Rs, ThaiBev
has launched a campaign to help employees realize the value
of their existing resources. The company started its waste
management approach by separating office waste with a
project called “Collect-Return-Recycle.” The campaign
creates awareness and understanding of the benefits of
the waste separation process, and shows how value can be
created from recyclable waste such as glass bottles, PET bottles,
and aluminum cans. If employees see that there is a proper
management methodology, and a path for further application
of the materials, they will be able to create value and transform
waste into useful raw materials. ThaiBev also collaborates with the
Federation of Thai Industries’ Thailand Institute of Packaging and
Recycling Management for Sustainable Environment (TIPMSE) to
organize training courses for employees about waste separation
in office buildings. Employees can apply this basic principle in their
daily lives, and in post-consumption management.
Promoting this project and encouraging employees to participate in waste separation for the office has led to different campaigns and projects: such as reducing the use of plastic bags and foam boxes, substituting single-use plastic bags with cloth bags and the clear organization of waste collection points in the work area. All of these efforts encourage employees to participate in waste management programs that promote environmental sustainability.
In 2019, ThaiBev successfully managed to transform waste into
energy through a project run by its subsidiary, Thai Beverage
Energy Company Limited, whose core responsibility is to use
waste from alcohol production to produce alternative energy.
The overall project won the Thailand Energy Awards 2019.
The following projects also won excellence awards in two categories:
In its production of quality beverages and food, ThaiBev places
great importance on consumer safety. It selects natural materials
through a sourcing process that maintains product quality, and
prevents the waste of various processes from affecting the
environment and surrounding communities. ThaiBev complies with
legal regulations for waste treatment and disposal according to
international standards in order to manage waste with the highest
The following achievements were made in 2019:
|Recovery, including energy recovery|
|Incineration (mass burn)|