CP vows to meet goal of zero waste

CP vows to meet goal of zero waste

Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group has reaffirmed its commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral and zero-waste organisation during a recent Asean-UK Race to Zero Dialogues forum.

The forum, held online, brought together UK and Asean businesses to discuss how the private sector can contribute to combatting climate change.

Noppadol Dej-Udom, CP Group's chief sustainability officer, was the sole representative from the Thai private sector attending the event.

He shared his views on how to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural and food industries, as well as the private sector's role in overcoming the problem during a forum seminar on "Transforming Agriculture and Land Use to Win the Race to Zero."

He said CP Group aims to become one of the world's sustainability leaders and set the goal of zero waste and net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

"These are the group's challenges in pursuing a path towards sustainability and growing strong," Mr Noppadol told attendees at the virtual forum.

CP Group, he said, had adopted the Climate-Smart Agriculture approach to adapting and building resilience to the negative effects of climate change and improving farm productivity.

The company has taken measures to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions such as using renewable energy from biogas and developing an animal feed formula that can reduce nitrous oxide emissions from livestock waste.

Emissions from livestock waste at its farms have been turned into biogas to produce electricity to power the businesses, which can help reduce more than 600,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, he said.

"CP Group has gone ahead with plans to find solutions and technologies to help farmers in Thailand and the region to manage and meet the challenge of climate change,'' Mr Noppadol said.

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