ThaiBev regularly conducts a Water Sustainability Assessment (WSA) for both surface water and groundwater at production facilities in order to better understand and evaluate current water-related issues and/or future impact and risks associated with its business units. This in-depth assessment covers 4 dimensions: detailed water source assessment, including the availability of water sources, the internal structure of water resources, the vulnerability of the watershed, social and environmental factors, water-related natural occurrences, such as droughts, floods, etc.; and the quality of water sources. This assessment forecast covers the period of five years to ensure sustainable water supply to support the facilities’ operation.
ThaiBev employed satellite imagery to study watershed topography, water flow direction, drainage pattern, slope patterns of irrigation canals, rivers, canals, reservoirs, dams, and neighboring areas, together with trends of land usage during the past 10 years. This allowed ThaiBev to create a comprehensive risk mitigation strategy that is appropriate for local conditions while addressing both long-term and short-term risks.
This year, ThaiBev extended the Surface Water and Groundwater Sustainability Assessment to five more factories covering all business units. In the future, ThaiBev will expand this water assessment to cover all factories for its sustainable water management.