May 23, 2013
23 June 2011
Tetra Pak Thailand recognized for corporate sustainability initiatives with Southeast Asia's Green Leadership Award.
Tetra Pak (Thailand) Limited was awarded Southeast Asia’s Green Leadership Award at the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) 2011 organised by Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental think tank for the development of entrepreneurship across Southeast Asia.
The award ceremony was recently held at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. Among the 125 nominees 28 companies from six countries were recognised for their corporate sustainability initiatives and three companies including Tetra Pak (Thailand) Ltd., Holcim Philippines Inc., and Thai Union Frozen Products Pcl. were selected as winners of the “Green Leadership” category.
Mr. Rusty Kekuewa, Managing Director of Tetra Pak (Thailand) Ltd. was quoted as saying, “We are delighted and honored to be recognised for our leadership in environmental sustainability through our Green Roof Project for the Princess Pa Foundation Thai Red Cross Society. We have been fortunate to have collaborators such as Big C Supercenter Plc. and Fiber Pattana Ltd. and we thank them for the partnership they have demonstrated.
Annually over 6,600 tons of milk and beverage cartons are collected and recycled. As a responsible and leading packaging supplier in Thailand we try to do our part to protect the environment beginning with the use of renewable material such as paper. All of the materials in our cartons are recycled into other products. For years we have actively developed a carton collection system, partnered with recycling companies, and communicated the benefits of sustainability to consumers. We strive to expand our recycling efforts in coming years.”
The Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards recognise organisations for their commitment and contribution to the society and environment through their Corporate Sustainability projects. Tetra Pak (Thailand) Limited, Holcim Philippines Inc., and Thai Union Frozen Products Pcl. were the winners of the Green Leadership category at the AREA Southeast Asia 2011. According to Enterprise Asia, the recipients believe in the larger responsibility of recognizing the impact of running their businesses on the environment and seek to reduce and reverse them. These winners have implemented programmesin one or more of these efforts; Energy Efficiency, Product Responsibility, Green Product Designs, Waste Reduction, Recycling and Water Conservation.
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