The world’s water resources are increasingly in crisis. Water shortages, floods, and pollution are affecting livelihoods on a more acute scale. As water is a key element of ThaiBev’s operations, we have highlighted water-related risk as part of our climate-change risks.
ThaiBev focuses on sustainable water management practices throughout the value chain. We have implemented assessment tools and innovative projects at both factory and community levels, as well as setting clear water replenishment targets. We are committed to fulfill our long-term Corporate Water Management Policy, which aims to balance economic, social, and environmental requirements with the long-term protection of water resources. Through this commitment, ThaiBev continues to take into account the interests of water users on the principle of equal rights.
ThaiBev recognizes the importance of water conservation to maintain high water quality and ensure sufficient quantity for production, while minimizing the impact on communities. Thus, the company has identified water management as one of its key material issues which serves to enhance ThaiBev’s climate resilience. The company manages its water related issues with the following actions:
1. Identifying risks and opportunities
2. Risk monitoring
Towards 2025 and Beyond
All factories in Thailand to complete a Water Sustainability Assessment (WSA)
water intensity by 2025 compared to 2019
water used in finished goods
Effective water management in 2022 resulted in the reduction, reuse, and recycling of water compared to total volume of water withdrawal, as follows:
Reuse water from the final rinse of the bottle washer for prewashing which will reduce the bottle washer water usage.
Using filtered caustic soda water from the bottle washing process as a replacement for tap water in a wet scrubber at the boiler stack to remove pollutants from boiler exhaust gases.
Reuse backwash water from the water treatment plant as raw water input for the process.
Reuse steam condensate as boiler feed water.
Reuse reverse osmosis (RO) rejected water in the cooling tower system.
Recycle water treated by the wastewater treatment process for gardening and road cleaning.
Recycle water from the bottle washing process to be used as a water input for soft water production.
Recycle reverse osmosis (RO) water as a water input for tab water production.
increase of water intensity
by 2022 compared
Water Intensity of Beverage Business
from 2019 to 2022
Water Intensity of Food Business
from 2019 to 2022
* The 2025 water intensity reduction target is 5% in comparison to the base year 2019.