Bangkok – 4 October 2023 Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has announced a collaborative effort on green packaging with SCG Packaging Plc (SCGP) and SCG Chemicals Plc (SCGC) to develop sustainable and environmentally friendly food packaging solutions. This tri-party collaboration has solidified with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The partnership focuses on innovations in pulp and polymer-based packaging with SCGP and green polymer-based plastic solutions with SCGC.
Prasit Boondoungprasert, CP Foods' CEO, expresses a commitment to a sustainable business model, emphasizing food security and shared responsibility in environmental stewardship. This tri-company partnership reflects a mutual intent to create sustainable packaging, resonating with CP Foods' dedication to crafting food products beneficial for the body, mind, and environment. All three enterprises share congruent sustainability aspirations. Their collective vision looks forward to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with packaging being a focal point. Presently, 99.9% of CP Foods' packaging is either reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Through this collaborative endeavor, the hope is to further amplify the company's positive impact on the environment, elevating Thailand's packaging industry efficiency.
Wichan Jitpukdee, CEO at SCGP, highlights the company's dedication to sustainable business practices. This entails the enhancement of safe products and services, an uptick in consumer recycled paper in production, and an increase in recyclable plastic packaging. With a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target set for 2050, SCGP is enthusiastic about synergizing with partners to champion a sustainable ethos among consumers. In this alliance with CP Foods, SCGP brings to the table its rich expertise and technological know-how in packaging— from paper pulp to sustainable polymers, all tailored for CP Foods' production dynamics.
Dr. Suracha Udomsak, Chief Innovation Officer and EVP-New Business at SCGC, notes that Thailand holds a significant position in the global food export arena. Thus, consuming high-grade food in green packaging can address food security challenges while efficiently utilizing resources, adhering to the principles of the Circular Economy. SCGC is poised to leverage its sustainable innovation prowess to revolutionize plastic food packaging, ensuring quality, cleanliness, and safety. Their cutting-edge, environmentally-conscious polymers under the SCGC GREEN POLYMERTM brand align with low waste, low carbon principles, and focus on four core areas: resource reduction, recyclability design, recycling, and renewable resource utilization.