URC Thailand takes major step towards sustainability with solar roof project

URC Thailand takes major step towards sustainability with solar roof project

Mr. Wattawut Ueaphumirat, Integrated Supply Chain Director (left of banner), Mr. Tanant Suwanraks, General Manager of URC (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (right of banner), and working team.
Mr. Wattawut Ueaphumirat, Integrated Supply Chain Director (left of banner), Mr. Tanant Suwanraks, General Manager of URC (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (right of banner), and working team.

URC Thailand on November 18, 2021, held a ceremonial start-off for “URGreen with Thailand’s Solar Panel Rooftop”. Aimed at saving the environment, the launch was led by Mr.Tanant Suwanraks, General Manager of URC Thailand, and Mr. Wattawut Ueaphumirat, Integrated Supply Chain Director, the Project Leader.

URGreen with Thailand’s Solar Panel Rooftop was started in September 2019 and is now 100% complete, comprising six factories and four warehouses at URC Thailand’s compound in Samut Sakhon. The project aims to reduce the use of commercial electricity that consumes the energy from fossil fuels that, when depleted, are not replaceable. URC Thailand values the importance of living together in the same community and on the same planet in a sustainable way.

“People usually assume that in order for businesses to survive, they must only care about profits,” commented Mr. Tanant Suwanraks, General Manager of URC Thailand. “However, I believe that the core necessity for businesses to carry on is to be responsible to the people, community, society, environment, and planet. Because to ‘carry on’, doesn’t necessarily mean just for businesses but for the people and planet to ‘carry on’ together.”

“Renewable energy sources such as solar roofs are the first step to help tackle the climate change crisis. URC Thailand will not stop here: we have more projects in the pipeline for a better, more sustainable world together.”

The solar roof panels started generating electricity for one of the factories in January 2020, producing one megawatt power. In November 2021, five megawatts were added – enough to supply electricity for the entire URC Thailand.

According to Mr. Wattawut Ueaphumirat, Solar Roof Project Leader, “In one year, the solar roof panels will produce around 8.3 million kWh of electricity. That will save 10% of URC Thailand’s electricity bill. It will also reduce 4,855 ton CO₂e of carbon dioxide, which is the main cause of global warming.”

URGreen with Thailand’s Solar Panel Rooftop goes hand in hand with URC’s fundamental commitment to sustainable living, expressed as “Live Sustainability. Live URC: Live Up, Live Right, Live Clean”. As a food manufacturing company URGreen ensures that every step of the process from start to finish is friendly to the planet and supports the local community, consistent with the company’s “Delighting Everyone with Good Food Choices” slogan.

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