Food Loss and Waste Impact
ThaiBev Food Loss and Waste management can occur during every part of its various production processes. ThaiBev aims to reduce food loss and waste to landfill starting from the production lines to waste management at restaurants and/or retails. ThaiBev has been managing food loss and waste for many years and looking for new possibilities to manage it more effectively.
Program established to measure food loss and waste
Nowadays, there are many ways that ThaiBev is using to measure food loss and waste. At production sites, food loss will be accumulated, measured, categorized and stored before it gets managed. The amount of food loss from production sites will be recorded, which allows ThaiBev to trace the amount of food loss back to where it is generated if necessary. ThaiBev also uses other methods to measure the amount of food loss and waste such as calculating the weight difference between full and empty trucks load. At the retail level, ThaiBev uses various methods to measure food waste, such as direct weighing each type of waste from its packaging or calculating waste from inventory system.
Programs to reduce the total volume of food loss
Each business unit of ThaiBev has ways to reduce food loss in production processes. Adding value to the food lost in the process is one of the ways to manage food loss. Some food residue from the production line is sold to buyers to be used as animal feed.

Examples of ThaiBev food loss management
  • ThaiBev has collaborated with downstream partners to reduce the amount of food loss and waste in the value chain. One of the partners is the Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) that helps us pioneer the project of using malt residue as an ingredient for animal feed.
  • Developing fertilizer from vegetable waste at OISHI central kitchen for growing plants inside the facility and supporting surrounding communities around the factory area.
Programs to reduce the total volume of food waste
Similar to food loss management, ThaiBev has been managing food waste generated at restaurants or retails for many years, aiming to reduce environmental impacts that could occur from disposing all waste to landfill. We have donated food that is absolutely in safe and edible conditions to underprivileged people and sold used oil to produce biodiesel.

Examples of food waste management
  • ThaiBev Food Group has food donation projects to reduce food waste. One of the projects that should be mentioned is KFC’s Harvest and Colonel’s Kitchen project. Harvest is a project that donates safe and edible food to people living in disadvantage circumstances. Currently, 10 institutes are benefited from the project. Managed parallelly with the Harvest project, Colonel’s Kitchen project helps improve kitchens of many foundations established to support underprivileged people. Proper kitchen will guarantee safety and ensure that food will be well managed.
  • ThaiBev, in collaboration with Scholars of Sustenance (SOS), have donated food surplus to support communities in Bangkok. The food surplus will be properly checked to ensure that it is safe, edible and hygienic enough for further distribution and consumption.
Food Loss and Waste Volume
In 2020, ThaiBev had total food loss and waste volume of 53,658.17 metric tonnes from 4 key business groups:

38,777.95 metric tonnes
from Beer business

7,754.36 metric tonnes
from Spirits business

4,581.30 metric tonnes
from Non-Alcoholic Beverage business

2,544.56 metric tonnes
from Food business.


Food loss

Dried malt residue
23,121.72 tonnes

Wetted malt residue
14,712.72 tonnes

943.51 tonnes


Food loss

Wetted malt residue
5,693.55 tonnes

Corn residue
711.95 tonnes

Pineapple residue
1,348.86 tonnes

Non-alcoholic Beverage

Food loss

Tea residue
4,581.31 tonnes


Food loss

Food loss from processes
8.88 tonnes

Mixed food ingredients
714.40 tonnes

Used vegetable oil
12.94 tonnes
Food waste

Restaurant waste
1,808.33 tonnes

*Scope of reporting includes ThaiBev operation in Thailand

Food Loss and Waste for Alternative Purposes
The destinations of 52,721.45 metric tonnes of food loss and waste utilized for alternative purposes in 2020 are as follows:
  • Food loss and waste sold to be animal feed amounted 47,193.08 metric tonnes
  • Food loss and waste sold to produce biofuels amounted 3,267.38 metric tonnes
  • Food loss and waste treated for land application amounted 2,259.03 metric tonnes
  • Food loss sold as by product amounted 1.95 metric tonnes
ThaiBev Food Loss and Waste Destination 2020 Animal Feed Fertilizer Fuels By products / Sold to employees
(only edible food loss)

Pineapple Residue
1,348,860.00 - - - -

Corn Residue
711,950.00 - - - -

Dried Malt Residue
23,121,720.00 - - - -

Wet Malt Residue
20,406,270.00 - - - -

943,510.00 - - - -

Wasted/Expired/Unqualified Products from Manufacturing Processes
8,879.90 - - - -

Tea Residue
- 2,237,918.00 2,334,820.00 - 8,570.00

Mixed Food Ingredients
651,890.00 21,113.00 - 1,956.00 39,438.89

Used Vegetable Oil
- - 12,940.00 - -

Mixed Restaurant Waste
- - 919,621.00 - 888,715.90
Total 47,193,079.90 2,259,031.00 3,267,381.00 1,956.00 936,724.79
Total FLW Volume (kg.) 53,658,172.69
Total FLW Discarded (kg.) 936,724.79
Total FLW for Alternative Purposes (kg.) 52,721,447.90
Beverage Loss and Waste
The amount of beverage loss and waste was recorded separately from food loss and waste. Beverage loss and waste will be sent to waste water treatment facilities, which effluent treated to be discharged to the natural water source of at similar or higher quality of water withdrawn.
Food Loss and Waste Discarded
In FY2020, only 936.72 metric tonnes, or 1.745%, from the total number of food loss and waste were send to landfills, while other 98.255%, or around 52,721.45 metric tonnes, were managed by different methods to ensure that the food loss and waste would not end up in landfills, which could be one of the sources of negative environmental impacts.
Food Loss and Waste Intensity

318.97 kg/mil THB

The method used to calculate food loss and waste intensity is food loss and waste weight by revenue. The intensity of food loss and waste by kilogram per one million Thai baht in 2020 is 318.97 kg./mil THB.
Data Coverage


These 2020 data and numbers were consolidated from 4 ThaiBev business groups in Thailand, namely Beer, Spirits, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and Food, with the coverage of 88%.