BGC's (a subsidiary of Bangkok Glass) emissions at its Pathum Thani plant were 10% below the average of the glass manufacturing industry in Thailand.
BGG’s container glass plant, Pathum Thani Glass Industry (PTI), was certified as a ‘Carbon Footprint Organisation’ (CFO) by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO).
CFO refers to the quantity of GHG emissions and removals as a result of an organisation’s activities.
In the fiscal year 2021, PTI released total of 141,859 tons of CO2e (or 0.692 tons of CO2e per ton output), which is approx.10% below the average of glass manufacturing industry in Thailand.
The company said this is the result of many initiatives and actions to maximise cullet usage, optimise energy consumption, and minimise waste released into the environment.
BGC is also working closely with Thai ESCO (Energy Service Company), a government agency that promotes energy saving in industries.
In addition, the company is collaborating with key suppliers to develop supply of biomethane fuel, as well as hydrogen fuel, to substitute usage of natural or other petroleum-based fuel. Its sister company, BG Energy, is also planning to invest in more solar and wind energy plants in the SEA region as well as Thailand.
These initiatives should enable the company to achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission by approx. 1-2% per year, ultimately achieving carbon neutrality in 2050.