Charoen Pokphand aims to cut carbon emissions 20%

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BANGKOK, July 1 — Thailand’s leading agro-industrial and food conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 20 per cent by the end of 2020.

CPF board vice chairman Wirachai Rattanabanchuen said at a press conference at CP Tower in the Silom business district today that progress has been made to reduce the industry’s  carbon dioxide emissions under the Carbon Footprint for Organizations (CFO) project.

According to Mr Wirachai, CPF will calculate the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by the company’s food processing and other activities, including animal feed manufacturing, animal farming, food processing and transport of products, as an effective measure to cut greenhouse gas emissions in response to the company’s sustainable management and green economy strategy.

CPF’s goals are to minimise the environmental impacts associated with all CPF-owned company activities within three years and to reduce carbon emissions by 20 per cent by the end of 2020.