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Food Loss and Waste

Food Loss and Waste
As ASEAN’s leading food and beverage producer, ThaiBev uses significant resources to manufacture its products. The company has already begun an initiative, for instance, to convert food waste into fertilizer. ThaiBev also views the issue of food loss and waste as a financial opportunity. As a good example of financial benefits from food loss and waste management, the Food Group has generated total revenue of 21,790,185 THB from various types of food loss and waste in 2021.
Food Loss
One of ThaiBev’s top priorities is to accurately track and record any losses that occur within its manufacturing processes. The company then analyses where and why these losses occurred, and develops goals for better management procedures. These assessments minimize losses in each process and maximize the reuse of what would otherwise be lost during production. To reduce food loss, the company also works with its suppliers to ensure that raw materials meet quality standards and are not lost due to poor packaging or transport practices. ThaiBev also manages and sorts food loss according to different categories, while tracking the monthly volume for each waste disposal method. This data is maintained and monitored in order to meet the company’s reduction targets.

Most importantly, ThaiBev collaborated with upstream and downstream partners to create innovative new products and programmes to reduce food loss.
Food Waste
ThaiBev is continuously working to improve data accuracy for food waste, collecting information from all of its retail stores. ThaiBev has also integrated improvements in its processes to reduce waste, for example, by applying the Waste Inventory Database (WIN), adapting and bridging current restaurant programmes, and standardizing restaurant databases in order to improve its analytical capabilities.

The company is also at its first stage of working with logistics partners licensed in waste handling to ensure that waste is collected and handled properly. To avoid potential safety and hygiene issues, food waste, which is highly perishable, must be dealt with swiftly.

ThaiBev is exploring various methods to create new value-added uses for its food waste, including by selling food loss at production plants to pet food or feed manufacturers, and donating surplus food from its restaurant chains to organizations and communities.
Towards 2025 and Beyond
Goals: Zero food loss and waste to landfills by 2030
2021 Highlight
ThaiBev is careful with food loss tracking and recording during the manufacturing process to ensure data accuracy. Food loss is then categorized and recorded separately based on the type of materials, allowing the company to manage it most effectively, since each material ends up in a different destination.