CPF believes that through innovation and efficiency, we can reduce adverse impact on environment and produce sustainable products. We have been working hard to ensure that our production processes to end products are environmentally friendly, and the ProSustian certification is a proof of our effort.
CPF Leads the Way to Sustainability
CPF always recognizes roles and responsibilities to consumer, society and environment. We closely monitor throughout our supply chain to ensure that all our products are safe and high quality, and we also work with foundation to help enhance the quality of life of the community that we are in contact with. Furthermore, we make sure that our businesses are operating in environmentally friendly manner.
CPF is the first Thai integrated agro-industrial conglomerate selected to join the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Emerging Markets in the first year that we applied for. The assessment is based on the company’s economic, social and environmental contributions. CPF received higher scores than the industry’s average with a total of 80 points (out of 100) across 8 criteria: Customer Relations Management, Risk & Crisis Management, Climate Strategy, Environmental Policy/Management System, Water Related Risks, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Human Capital Development and Labor Practice Indicators & Human Right. This reflects our strong commitment to sustainability.
Enhancing Food Quality and Safety
CPF commits to offer high quality and safe products to enhance consumers’ well-being.
CPF has full traceability throughout our supply chain, so we can track the quality of food from feed mills to our farms and to our processing factories.
CPF’s food quality and safety can be guaranteed by the standards as above.
Improving Food Access
CPF aims to improve food access to Thai society. Since 1989, CPF has been working in partnership with the Rural Lives’ Development Foundation on the “Students’ Egg Project”. The project aids students in rural areas to get access to a good source of protein like eggs and also gives opportunity to children to learn how to manage chicken farms.
Business partners and communities lie at the heart of our success. We invest in developing our business partners, communities, and the society. We have guidelines and principles that reiterate CPF’s commitment to conduct business with our business partners with integrity, transparency and social responsibility.
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Developing Win-Win Partnership
We have also been working with about 5,000 farmers under the Contract Farming Scheme to provide assistance on agricultural technology, support them on access to market, transfer knowledge, and help them get access to finance. We commit to work with our contract farmers justly and fairly, and 98% of farmers participating in the scheme has achieved successful results.
Supporting Community Livelihood
CPF supports and assists in the development of agricultural activities together with the Rural Lives Development Foundation. The project works on capability building, occupation development, community and quality of life enhancement, and preservation and rehabilitation of natural resources. Over the period of 25 years, CPF has implemented 11 social development projects. The success in terms of economic aspect can be summarized as below.
Note : Performance Report 2013
CPF is cognizant of the significant value of natural resources and environment which are basic elements of agro-industrial and foods businesses. CPF operates under the ‘Green Business’ concept to reduce environmental footprints and protect biodiversity.
Mangrove forest connects land and marine ecosystems. It protects sea shore from erosion and being damaged by storm, and it serves as refuge and nursery to small and juvenile marine. It is also a rich source of food as well as filtering sea water. These make mangrove forest extremely important to ecosystem because it promotes biodiversity and maintains natural balance. Therefore, CPF strongly commits to mangrove afforestation and preservation. Since 1993, CPF has worked relentlessly with a wide range of stakeholders including government agencies, academic institutions and local communities to plant and maintain over 320 hectares of mangrove forests in 17 provinces in the southern, central and eastern regions of Thailand.
Reducing Environmental Footprints
Wastewater Biogas Capture and Utilization Project
Wastewater is utilized through the closed anaerobic system of wastewater treatment. The methane gas generated from the system is used as an alternative energy to fuel oils and LPG at steam boilers at our food processing plants.
Our environmentally friendly swine farms have turned into a comprehensive waste and pollution management project. The evaporative cooling system and lavatories installed in the closed barn help to eliminate foul odors to the minimum. Wastewater from the farm is directed to plastic-covered ponds for water treatment. This prevents foul odors from disturbing the communities surrounding the facilities, generates biogas and reduces water usage as treated wastewater is used to water trees in the farms and fruit farms nearby, and the electricity generated from biogas replaced 31% of purchased electricity which reduces the electricity expenses around THB 93 million per year.
The Overview of the Company’s Waste and Pollution Management
Since 2004, we have committed to continuously improve and develop packaging that mitigate environmental impact. We have been able to reduce the consumption of plastic and paper by 1,700 tons and efficiently improve packing and loading capacity. This also benefits our customers who bear lower transportation costs as a result of increased loading capacity.
CPF Global Certified Standards
The Company attaches the utmost importance to product quality. The products must be safe, nutritious, hygienic, and manufactured according to production processes that meet global standards. CPF not only emphasizes on product quality but we also concern about environment and welfare of our stakeholders.
Moreover, CPF is the first company outside the European Union to be certified under the Assured Chicken Production (also known as Red Tractor Assurance), which is a poultry welfare standard from the United Kingdom.