June 29, 2021
CP Foods to create 'zero-burning' models for corn growers in Thailand
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) is turning communities in Nakhon Ratchasima and Uthai Thani, Thailand, into 'zero-burning' models for corn growers across the country, the company announced.
This effort is in support of CP Foods' eco-friendly supply chain policy. Under its "Self-Sufficient Farmers, Sustainable Corn" project, communities are expected to become "Zero Burn" models. Farmers are not to grow corn in forests, or burn corn cobs. To achieve this mission, CP Foods will extend its knowledge transfer campaign to promote its "Zero Burn" goal and educate farmers how to turn corn cobs into reusable materials.
In the past five years, "Self-Sufficient Farmers, Sustainable Corn" has encouraged farmers to apply knowledge in raising quantitative and qualitative productivity as well as promoting transparent and fair sourcing channels.
CP Foods also plans to deepen its knowledge transfer in line with its sustainable sourcing policy. Woraphot Suratwisit, vice president at Bangkok Produce PCL (BKP), CP Foods' raw material sourcing arm, said that the company is proceeding with its mission to ensure its sourcing policy does not affect communities or the environment, and to use only corn from sustainable production sources that can provide traceability and legal land documents.
"This year, we target "Zero Burn". This will not only preserve soil quality and nutrients but also reduce expenses on fertilisers and improve the environment. [Achieving] Zero burn will reduce dust and smoke, and support the battle against global warming," Suratwisit said.
- CP Foods