Supporting Sustainable Development Goals

Our Impact by the Numbers

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Greenhouse gas emission reduction from environment projects

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of total energy used

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proportion of renewable energy consumption

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of cost reduction from energy saving

2030 Goals and Performance

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Reduce GHG emissions from organization (Scope 1 and Scope 2 )

Management Approach

Climate change and global warming are important global agendas that affect the society and environment. Therefore, stakeholders have taken great interest in these issues, leading to communications and discussions relating to both topics. As a company with diverse businesses from the upstream to the downstream of the value chain, Charoen Pokphand Group recognizes the risks and impacts of climate change that are likely to intensify. For this reason, the Group is determined to play a part in alleviating climate change. We have thereby established the goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. Based on the criteria and recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), this goal is in line with international goals, such as the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Accordingly, the Group has established an operational framework to manage climate change across the supply chain, defined policies and goals that cover energy efficiency, renewable energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, climate risk and opportunity assessment, follow-up and communication on performance in climate change impact management and mitigation to stakeholders through various channels, such as Sustainability Reports, Communications on Progress of the United Nations Global Compact, as well as through the CDP’s Climate Change Program. The Group also works towards raising awareness and encouraging stakeholders to take part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and be capable of adapting to climate change.

Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment

Charoen Pokphand Group has assessed the organization’s climate-related risks and opportunities, conducted a scenario analysis and prepared a Climate-Related Risk Management Report according to the guidelines of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) which covers all aspects of risks, including physical, technological, marketing, policy and regulations, corporate reputation.

In 2021, Charoen Pokphand Group received a

B– ranking

ranking (Management Level) in its first voluntary disclosure to CDP, a standardized and internationally trusted climate change assessment institute.

Pathways to Carbon Neutral 2030

In order to become a carbon neutral organization according to our environmental management strategy, the Group focuses on an energy and resource management method that promotes the enhancement of energy efficiency as well as activities that cause minimum environmental impact in all stages covering from the process of designing, management, selection of high-performance equipment and technology, use of clean energy to reduce greenhouse gas, through to encouraging reforestation and cultivation projects for long-term greenhouse gas absorption. We also provide support to our stakeholders along the value chain.

Furthermore, the Group has also considered establishing near-term and long-term targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the criteria and recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Energy Management, Renewable Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental Investments

Charoen Pokphand Group and our affiliates have always placed importance in all aspects of environmental management, including air pollution, water, waste, etc. This has been carried out through environmental investments and environmental management systems that meet international standards and cover all business groups and all countries where the Group operates. The Group also instills in employees the importance of environmental conservation, energy use reduction, efficient use of resources or reduction of plastic use, etc.

In terms of environmental management, Charoen Pokphand Group has regularly audited the use of resources and energies including the management of waste generated from our business operations using systems and equipment that meet international standards. The Group has made investments in environmental management through a variety of projects, including the development of alternative energy, e.g., investing in solar energy to reduce the use of electricity generated from dirty energy or the use of geothermal heat; investing in renewable energy, e.g., replacing fossil fuels with biofuels; investing in the construction of energy-saving buildings, etc.

Summary of Environmental Investments

million THB

Environmental Returns on Investment

(Unit : million THB)

Detail 2018 2019 2020 2021
Investment Cost 2,511 1,086 1,464 4,192
Operational Cost 114 310 204 220
Cost-savings 854 486 590 1,144
Energy Reduction (GJ) 450,795 663,622 448,312 551,189

Environmental Returns on Investment

Business groups under Charoen Pokphand Group has developed the Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) project to increase efficiency in accounting and budget management of energy, environment and renewable energy. The EMA is used as a decision-making tool to enhance efficiency in environmental investment management and to measure the effectiveness of environmental investments, demonstrating a clearer outcome of project implementations.

SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd.

has launched Thailand’s largest solar carpark, covering an area of 31,000 m2 with a total production capacity of 4.88 megawatts.

CPF Vietnam and Cambodia

promote the use of alternative energy from swine manure to produce electricity and fuel for the boiler. At present, 70 biogas system have been established for electricity generation, reducing 1.3 million tons of CO2 per year and replacing 6.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity consumption per year. The project is expected to cover 100% by 2021.

CPF

has developed raw materials for the production and development of animal feed formulas that meet the dietary requirements of animals in each age group, helping animals to digest food more effectively, contributing to animal growth and good health while producing minimal or zero waste. At the same time, the effort has helped to reduce 116,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Utilization of solar energy with power of 60 MWp

Production of biogas for swine far and water treatment facility at food processing plant

Increase energy efficiency through energy and heat consumption

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Charoen Pokphand Group recognizes the need to take part in the shared responsibility to solve the problem of climate change in accordance with the Group’s Sustainability Goals and the Paris Agreement, which targets to control the average global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius while further attempting to control it to not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the Group has defined the goal and policy to become a carbon neutral organization by 2030. We have also adapted and mitigated climate change impact through various projects and activities which can be categorized into mitigation actions and adaptation actions.

C.P.Group Adaptation Plan and Commitment

Charoen Pokphand Group focuses on developing products that are friendly to both the environment and consumer health to reduce impact generated from production, usage and disposal as well as respond to consumer behavior that now places more importance on the environment and health. The Group is aware that the development of such products will uplift the quality of goods and production to make positive contributions to the society and environment.