Mitr Phol Dan Chang in Suphanburi Province becomes Thailand’s first Carbon Neutrality Complex, significantly reducing GHG emissions by over 270,000 tCO2eq.
Mitr Phol Group, a leading sustainability player in the global food industry, has achieved its initial step towards becoming a net-zero carbon organisation, marking a momentous achievement with Mitr Phol Dan Chang in Suphanburi Province. This complex has earned the distinction of being Thailand’s inaugural Carbon Neutrality Complex, a recognition conferred by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (Public Organisation), or TGO, in acknowledgment of its remarkable reduction of GHG emissions by over 270,000 tCO2eq.
In line with these remarkable accomplishments, Mitr Phol is committed to attaining its corporate objectives of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and reaching Net Zero by 2050.
Mr. Buntoeng Vongkusolkit, Chairman of Mitr Phol Group, emphasised, Sustainability has been an integral part of Mitr Phol Group’s business philosophy and operations for an extended period, given our ubstantial involvement in the agricultural and food sector, which encompasses a wide spectrum of stakeholders. Sustainability permeates every facet of our operations, and we are steadfast in propelling the agricultural sector to contribute to global and environmental sustainability. Renewable energy stands as a pivotal factor in our efforts to reduce GHG emissions and minimise our reliance on natural resources, thereby contributing to the betterment of the planet. Mitr Phol Group’s core principle of ‘From Waste to Value Creation’ drives the integration of technologies and innovations into our production processes, transforming our sugar business into biomass power production. The success of Mitr Phol Dan Chang stands as a testament to our unwavering determination and concrete actions toward becoming a net-zero organisation that actively contributes to the economy, society, , and the environment.
Mitr Phol Dan Chang, located in Suphanburi Province, is a multifaceted complex comprising seven interconnected plants, Solar energy is harnessed across the site to enhance the efficiency of green energy, resulting in a reduction of GHG emissions exceeding 270,000 tCO2eq, which is equivalent to planting 300,000 rai of trees. The complex adheres to clear and comprehensive guidelines:
1. Green Energy: The complex utilises agricultural waste, such as bagasse or sugarcane leaves, to produce biomass power, supplemented by solar energy. This approach not only promotes green energy but also enhances efficiency, minimising losses, reducing fossil fuel consumption, and mitigating GHG emissions by over 185,000 tCO2eq.
2. Wastewater Management: An advanced activated sludge treatment technology has replaced traditional, space-consuming systems, resulting in high-quality treated water that is reusable. This transition has led to a reduction in GHG emissions of over 10,000 tCO2eq.
3. Carbon Offset: Mitr Phol Group has offset 75,000 tCOeq by participating in the Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program (T-VER).
Additionally, Mitr Phol Group has taken proactive measures, including the development of agricultural products following the BCG principles,
the promotion of sustainable sugarcane farming practices, and the expansion of reforestation efforts to increase green spaces in Thailand.
Mitr Phol Group is committed to extending the carbon neutrality model to its other facilities, aligning with its dedication to lead the organisation toward the net-zero target and aligning with Thailand’s climate change policy.