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Green Logistics
Transport and logistics are responsible for approximately 16% of global GHG emissions. As distribution is one of the key activities in ThaiBev’s value chain, we recognize the importance of implementing sustainable logistics, and is committed to minimizing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of our logistics activities, from both in-house and outsourced services. In-house logistics is managed by a ThaiBev subsidiary called Thai Beverage Logistics Co., Ltd. (TBL).
Management Approach
ThaiBev’s distribution operations are managed in alignment with the supply chain management strategy: visibility, synergy, integrated risk management, centralized management, and standardization in line with PASSION 2025. In addition, ThaiBev has established three priorities for distribution management to ensure operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and continuous stakeholder engagement throughout the supply chain:
  • Strengthen our logistics capability
    to increase efficiency and enhance process automation using AI for cost-effectiveness.
  • Increase direct-to-consumer
    presence to adapt to changing consumer behavior and personalization trends
  • Enhance route-to-market
    through digitalization to empower traditional trade channels and support future delivery models.
For our outsourced logistics operation, ThaiBev has formalized management measures to ensure that our outsourced logistics providers operate in compliance with our sustainability standards. They are required to accept ThaiBev’s Supplier Code of Practice and complete sustainability assessments that address ESG issues such as human rights, occupational health and safety, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency, prior to the start of service provision. This is to ensure that 100% of ThaiBev’s outsourced logistics providers are screened using social and environmental criteria in compliance with the ThaiBev Supplier Code of Practice.

ThaiBev also tracks our outsourced providers’ driving behavior and performance using an online application, with the main focus on safe driving. In addition, to have full visibility of ThaiBev’s ESG impacts, we collect Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions data from these providers under the category “Upstream, and Downstream Transportation and Distribution”.
2022 Highlight
Electric Truck and Electric Material Handling Equipment
In 2022, ThaiBev piloted a transition from internal combustion engine to Electric Vehicle (EV). The EV truck was used to transport products from one of ThaiBev’s warehouses to customers. With over 11,000 km on the odometer, the EV truck has so far helped to avoid 4,400 kgCO2e. In addition, ThaiBev has been replacing the LPG forklifts used in our warehouse with electrically powered forklifts that have solar-rooftop charging stations. There are currently 29 electric forklifts in use, with an additional 40 to be introduced in the coming year. Moving forward, ThaiBev will continue to increase the proportion of the corporate electric vehicles as one among the key initiatives to achieve ThaiBev’s net zero commitment in scope 1 and 2 by 2040.
Electric Truck’s Pilot Operation Results