Climate change and exponential economic growth have caused changes in water use patterns, and resulted in a greater risk of water shortages. ThaiBev has conducted a comprehensive water management analysis that looks at the entire value chain. ThaiBev encourages the development of innovations to maximize efficient water usage, and to control the quality of water discharged into surface water to meet quality standards. ThaiBev assesses the sustainability of water use to reduce the risks and impacts of water consumption for both the short and long term.
Surface Water and Groundwater Sustainability Assessment
ThaiBev initiated the Water Sustainability Assessment (WSA) for both surface water and groundwater. The objective was to conduct an in-depth assessment of present and future water risks covering the following four areas:
1. Water Availability
2. Water Quality
3. Regulatory Changes
4. Stakeholder Perceptions

Satellite imagery is used to study watershed topography, water flow direction, drainage, slope patterns, and trends of water usage during the past ten years.
Water Footprint
A water footprint consists of consumption data for both direct and indirect water usage for production and services throughout the supply chain. Enabling the company to set water management policies to maximize the efficient use of water resources and attempts to reduce the risk of water shortages that can have a direct impact on its business.
Upstream Forest Conservation and Community Water Stewardship
ThaiBev has consistently implemented water management projects with all of its internal and external stakeholders with the goal of preserving upstream forests. The company has collaborated with local communities to conserve water resources and protect ecosystems through the following projects:
  • The Water Retention Project for Community Agriculture
  • Water Conservation Program
  • Weed Removal in Public Canals
  • Clean Drinking Water for Children
  • Clean Water Project in Myanmar
Commitments and Achievements
Effective water management in 2019 resulted in the reduction, reuse, and recycling of water in the following ways:

Target 2020
Reduction of water intensity by 2020, compared to 2014
Reduction of water intensity by 2019, compared to 2014
Reduction of water intensity by 2025, compared to 2019

Beverage business
4.08 hL/hL
Water intensity of the Beverage business

Water Intensity of Beverage Business
from 2016 to 2019

Remarks : *Water Intensity of Beverage business in Thailand

**Water Intensity of Beverage business Including overseas in 2019 is 4.08 hL/hL

***The 2020 Intensity Reduction Target is 5% in comparison to the base year 2014

Food business
0.21 hL/hL
Water intensity of the Food business

Water Intensity of Food Business
from 2017 to 2019