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Water Stewardship
ThaiBev recognizes the importance of water conservation to maintain high water quality and ensure a sufficient quantity for production while minimizing the impact on the communities. Therefore, a monitoring system is established to closely monitor the quantity and quality of water to mitigate any possible impacts. The water risk assessment conducted by the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas by the World Resources Institute (WRI) shows that a number of ThaiBev plants are located in highly water-stressed areas. Therefore, ThaiBev has collaborated with the private and government sectors to implement necessary measures related to water usage and conservation practices.
Towards 2025 and Beyond
Effective water management in 2021 resulted in the reduction, reuse, and recycling of water compared to total volume of water withdrawal, as follows:



*Water Intensity of Beverage business including overseas in 2021 is 4.55 hL/hL
**The 2021 Intensity Reduction Target is 5% in comparison to the base year 2019
2021 Highlight
Surface Water and Groundwater Sustainability Assessment
ThaiBev regularly conducts a Water Sustainability Assessment (WSA) covering both surface water and groundwater resources at production facilities to identify any potential impact and risks associated with its business units. This in-depth assessment covers four dimensions:
  • Detailed water source assessment, including the availability of water sources and the internal structure of water resources
  • The vulnerability of the watershed, considering both social and environmental factors
  • Water-related natural occurrences, such as droughts, floods, etc.; and
  • The quality of water sources.
This year, ThaiBev extended the Surface Water and Groundwater Sustainability Assessment to nine more factories covering all business units. In the future, ThaiBev will expand this water assessment to cover all factories in Thailand for its sustainable water management by 2023.
Organizations of Water Users
In 2021, Thailand’s Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) organized a collaborative effort called "Organizations of Water Users," which brings together the agricultural, industrial, and commercial sectors to collaborate to solve water-related problems such as floods, droughts, and other water-related issues. ThaiBev was registered as a member of the "Organization of Water Users" for 12 water basins out of 22 water basins across the country. Therefore, ThaiBev established a working group at its plant location dedicated to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on water-related issues. To assist in this collaborative effort, the group is also responsible for collaborating with relevant agencies to develop a water risk review report covering the next five years. Additionally, this group engages with various stakeholders and local authorities to hear their opinions on the plant’s operations and respond to any water-related concerns. This information is used to formulate short- and long-term water risk management plans and is also reported monthly to the product group risk coordinator. From there, this information is then presented to executives and the Sustainable and Risk Management Committee (SRMC) in charge of enterprise risk management for ThaiBev.
Business Impacts of Water Related Incidents
There have been no any water-related incidents on ThaiBev since 2012 due to our stringent efforts to control our environmental impacts and our close relationship with surrounding communities.

ThaiBev’s plant working groups consistently engages with its stakeholders, for instance, community satisfaction surveys are conducted and meetings with communities’ leaders as well as local authorities are arranged on regular basis to collect their feedback and comments about plant operation as well as respond to any concerns.
Incidents Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total actual and opportunity costs (e.g. forgone income) from water-related incidents Monetary Units (THB – Baht) 0 0 0 0