Central Retail focuses on efficient use of resources for maximum effectiveness with business operations that go hand in hand with maintaining the balance of nature. Central Retail applies the principles of the circular economy to business operations throughout the value chain, from reducing the use of resources, to cost-effective reuse of resources, and disposing of the remaining waste in the most beneficial way.
Central Retail has established a policy framework for the efficient management of resources, with a focus on reducing the consumption of resources and energy, as well as reducing waste and food waste, and reusing waste for maximum benefit before it is disposed of in a way that does not affect the environment, according to the principles of the circular economy. Central Retail also sets environmental guidelines for all business groups to implement and upgrade the efficiency of business management.
Central Retail strives to conserve energy with the most efficient use of energy, coupled with a focus on investing in increasing the proportion of clean energy use. To support future business growth, Central Retail has therefore joined the founding committee of RE100 Thailand Club, which aims to drive 100% renewable energy coverage, in line with the Company's guidelines. In addition to reducing energy costs, implementation of the solar power generation system installation project and the installation of energy-efficient equipment for use in the operations of the organization can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a major driver of climate change.
Use of Fuel in 2022
Use of Electricity in 2022
Central Retail has assessed the risk of water stress covering the business area to prevent and identify measures to mitigate risks from the impact of water scarcity of communities in high-risk areas in which the Company operates. Central Retail also implements a water recycling project for reuse to achieve the most efficient use of water.
Water Withdrawal from All Areas in 2022 2022
|Water Withdrawal from All Areas||6,940||6,800||6,6707||7,364|
- The scope of data collection is within 2022 and covers the businesses in Thailand and Vietnam.
- The operation does not have water storage.
- ND refers to unknown data.
Central Retail has set a goal to promote 100% environmentally friendly packaging with guidelines to reduce plastic and packaging to determine methods to effectively drive the circular economy within the organization, from procurement, investment, packaging development, to raising awareness among stakeholders to reduce and eliminate the use of single-use plastic packaging. Central Retail also supports the use of environmentally friendly packaging, recyclable packaging, and biodegradable packaging.
Amount of Packaging Used in 2022
|Packaging from wood and paper||9,701||8,782||11,708||19,141|
Central Retail has established a policy framework to manage resources efficiently by focusing on reducing the amount of garbage and waste generation, as well as the reusing waste for maximum benefit before disposing of it in a way that does not affect the environment according to the principles of the circular economy. Central Retail, therefore, follows 1) Food Loss & Waste Reduction Guidelines and 2) Waste Segregation Guidelines, in order to achieve the goal of reducing food wastage and food waste by 30% by 2030.
Food Waste Evaluation and Tracking
Central Retail has collected data on resource management and garbage and waste so that its progress and performance can be tracked regularly. The data is collected automatically using the application of digital technology.
Plastic Waste Management
Central Retail has initiated a processed plastic waste product project with the objective of maximizing resource utilization in accordance with the principles of the circular economy while creating shared values between the Company and the community through the promotion of the local economy. Central Retail has been collaborating with the community to produce various forms of products made from PET bottles using the upcycling process or the process of converting waste into useful materials or products to add value for reuse in the correct way.
Amount of Garbage and Waste
Amount of Garbage and Waste in 2022
|Total garbage and waste generated||6,242||71,636||67,102||98,007|
|Garbage and Waste Utilized||3,414||3,705||5,318||10,272|
|Garbage and waste sent for disposal||2,828||67,931||61,784||87,735|