CP Foods raises green goals after beating previous targets

CPF CEOCP Foods has beat its previous targets on natural resource use and waste disposal reduction for 2020. (Image source: CPF)Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL has revised its targets for natural resource use and waste disposal reduction for 2020 after beating its previous targets

By 2020, Bangkok-based CPF will cut energy and water consumption by 5.77bn mega joules and 69mn cu/m. The company will also reduce GHG emissions and waste disposal to landfill by 490,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 12,000 tons respectively.

“We have made significant progress beyond our expectation so far, especially in the area of energy consumption. Therefore, CPF is putting more effort to demonstrate its commitment in taking on environmental and social issues in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” Charubutr Kirdudom, assistant vice-president of CPF, said.

CPF will now reduce energy consumption and GHG Emission per production unit by 15 per cent compared with its previous target of 5 per cent.

The food products maker has now committed to reduce water consumption and waste disposal to landfill and incineration by 25 per cent compared with 10 per cent and 30 per cent respectively with 2015 as the base year.

CPF's main projects in its green push include improving efficiency in its cooling and air conditioning system and efficient motor project.

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