February 13, 2020 -- Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) received Sustainability Award for Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, for its effort in reducing environmental footprint.
The award was given by Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of the company, at the executive seminar in Bangkok.
CPF has collaborated with Kemin to produce products in 22 Metric Ton ISO tanks in place of multiple 1 Metric Ton totes, minimizing both companies' waste generation while improving the efficiency of goods handling and the use of storage space. As a result, CPF was able to reduce 181 Tons of HDPE plastic in 2019.
“We understand the severe impact that businesses can have on the environment and believe that encouraging environmentally and socially conscious initiatives together with our partners is a critical way to improve the quality of life,” Dr. Chris said during the award’s presentation.
An art piece called the Dancing Child, painted by the spouse of Kemin Korea’s Country Manager, was presented as a recognition for being Kemin’s partner in creating a sustainable future for the next generations to come.
CPF strives to reduce plastic footprint throughout its supply chain. The company aims for all its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, upcyclable or compostable by 2025 in Thailand and by 2030 for its overseas operations.