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Management Approach
ThaiBev aims to implement water stewardship practices for the long-term sustainable use of water for local communities, in order to mitigate impacts from our own operations, while also seeking collaboration from key stakeholders, including government, business and value-chain partners, non- governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities.

Our aim is to drive water stewardship in terms of water availability, usage, consumption, quality, and replenishment, as well as promoting clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

ThaiBev’s Corporate Water Management Policy was endorsed by the Board of Directors, in order to strengthen the company’s water management. The policy sets out clear intentions and guidelines to minimize water impact from the company’s production activities, by assessing water quality and quantity, applying international water resource management tools and standards, using new technologies, and being responsible for water consumption.

ThaiBev has identified water management as one of the key material issues that serves to enhance the company’s climate resilience. We manage water-related issues by identifying risks and opportunities, as well as monitoring the risks. We review our physical risk assessment related to water in all our production facilities every three to five years, in order to understand potential risks and to prepare for the impacts of climate change. This enables each facility to develop appropriate water-related risk management plans and mitigation measures.

ThaiBev focuses on ensuring that all production facilities are certified with the international standards for environmental management (ISO14001). In terms of controlling the standards of effluent discharge, the company treats wastewater to a higher quality standard (in terms of pH, temperature, COD, BOD, TSS, oil, and grease) than legal requirements before releasing it into the water source, thereby ensuring minimal impact on the ecosystem.


Awareness training on water efficiency management
ThaiBev production facilities are certified with international standards for environmental management (ISO14001). Employees are required to participate in annual training to refresh their knowledge of the production process, focusing on reduce in water usage in the facilities. They are also encouraged to participate in water efficiency programs.

All ThaiBev factories
in Thailand completed a Water Sustainability Assessment (WSA) for surface water and groundwater.

Zero water-related incidents
since 2012 due to our stringent efforts to control our environmental impacts and our close relationship with surrounding communities.
Water Footprint of Products
ThaiBev has received the Water Footprint of Product (WFP) Certification from the Water and Environment Institute for Sustainability (WEIS, a division of the Federation of Thai Industries) for its Crystal drinking water. This certification was achieved by accurately assessing the amount of water used in the production process throughout the value chain and successfully passing the Water Scarcity Footprint assessment and certification. In 2023, 23 ThaiBev Group products from seven companies have WFP certification.
2023 Performance
Unit: Megaliters
Indicators Material Aspects All areas Areas with water stress
GRI 303-3 Water Withdrawal Total volume of water withdrawn 27,546 16,167
Surface water 16,624 11,075
Freshwater ≤ 1000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids 16,624 11,075
Other water > 1000 mg/ L Total Dissolved Solids 0 0
Ground water 4,513 3,114
Freshwater ≤ 1000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids 4,509 3,113
Other water > 1000 mg/ L Total Dissolved Solids 3 2
Third-party water 6,409 1,978
Freshwater ≤ 1000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids 6,409 1,978
Other water > 1000 mg/ L Total Dissolved Solids 0 0
GRI 303-4 Water Discharge Total volume of water discharge 13,478 6,172
Surface water 8,779 5,136
Ground water 8 0
Seawater 29 0
Third-party water 4,662 1,036
Total volume of freshwater discharge (≤ 1000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids) 8,504 1,901
Total volume of other water discharge (> 1000 mg/ L Total Dissolved Solids) 4,974 4,272
GRI 303-5 Water Consumption  Total water consumption 14,691 9,995
Change in water storage indicates increase in storage volume (623) 0