Key Performance in 2020
Risk and Opportun
The climate change situation with relevant to economic development, and population growth has led to changes in forms of water usage in industry, and higher demand for water in communities which resulted in scarcity risks for water, a primary resource for life and various business operations. Concurrently in 2020, the Coronavirus Disease pandemic (COVID-19) has increased risks in terms of both quantity and quality of water resources. CP ALL Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries (“the Company”) recognizes the issue and impact from such risks and strives to focus on efficient and complete management of water resources throughout the supply chain. Additionally, the Company established sharing opportunities to access water resources in all areas and prepares for risks and changes which may occur during crisis. This measure enables equal, safe and sustainable water usage in all social strata.
The Company focuses on efficient water resource stewardship throughout the supply chain from upstream to downstream. In order to provide emphasis in this matter and pay additional attention to the customers by fully acknowledging responsibility, the Company has deployed measures to assure customer satisfaction in the aspect of quality (freshness, cleanliness, and safety). Additionally, the Company plans to increase the efficiency of water withdrawal per unit of revenue by the management of water scarcity risks, increasing portions of water for recycle and reuse, promoting the water stewardship, the onservation of water, campaigning for economical water usage to people within the organization as well as stating importance in promoting the communities’ access to water sources.
Key project in 2020
Water Risk Assessment Throughout the Supply Chain
The Company’s primary source of water is the national municipal water, which is used for general purposes such as, washing and cleaning, and for the production processes. Additionally, the Company obtains water from other sources such as groundwater, which is specifically used in some operating areas by CPRAM Company Limited and Siam Makro PCL. However, the Company realizes the importance of water use and prevents water scarcity in community areas. The efficient management of water sources is achieved by conducting water scarcity risk assessments (Water Stress) in all Company operating areas by using the Aqueduct Tool* developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI). The risk assessment conducted reveals that 36% of Company’s operating areas are categorized as Extremely High and 11% of Company’s operating areas are categorized as High. Upon assessing water scarcity within the stated operating area, the Company proceeds to manage risks by appointing a work committee with the target and plan to reduce water consumption by 10%, in accordance to Company goals. Additionally, various projects have been established to support the reduction of water consumption, wastewater treatment, and the reuse of water.
Additionally, the Company foresees an opportunity to jointly manage water while maintaining water impact at a minimal for water consumers. In 2020, the Company proceeded with water scarcity assessments for 216 Critical Tier 1 Suppliers using the Aqueduct Tool. The results of the assessment reveals that 31 Critical Tier 1 Suppliers are operating in an area with potential water scarcity categorized as Extremely High and High. As a result of
the information obtained, the Company proceeded to collaborate with suppliers in an effort to reduce risks related to water and enact the stewardship of water resources. The various examples of such effort include to the collaboration with various agencies and communities, the utilization of highly effective tools to ensure efficient usage of water, and the reuse of water. The current collaboration with Critical Tier 1 Suppliers in High risk is at 100%.
Water Conservation Project
Zero Wastewater Discharge Project
The Company realizes the importance of water resources and therefore has continuously implemented the Zero Wastewater Discharge project through efficient usage of water, wastewater management aiming for utilization and reduction of wastewater discharge into public waterbody through implementations and collaboration of various departments. such as
Performance Data of Water Stewardship
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