CP Foods Pledges to Protect Biodiversity, Ongoing Planting Trees Worldwide

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, or CP Foods (SET: CPF) joins forces with its operations in Thailand and overseas, striving to protect biodiversity through reforestation and restoration of watersheds and mangrove forests. Today, more than 5 million trees have been planted in Thailand and eight other countries where the business operates. This ongoing effort contributes to an annual absorption of 39,434 tons of carbon dioxide, ensuring food security, and aligning with the SDGs and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

Kobboon Srichai, Head of Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations at CP Foods, stated that the company is committed to conserving and protecting terrestrial and mangrove forests, as well as expanding green spaces in the workplace to foster biodiversity and ensure food security. Across Thailand and in eight countries where CP Foods operates, the company has successfully cultivated a total of 5.4 million trees.

“CP Foods has a strategic framework for forest conservation and Restoration, aligned with the SDGs and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. The company achieves this through conducting numerous tree and forest plantation projects, aiming to bolster sustainable food security that relies on natural resources for food production,” said Kobboon.

In Thailand, CP Foods has planted and reforested more than 2.8 million trees through the implementation of CPF Rak Ni-Ves, Pasak Watershed, and Khao Phraya Doen Thong Projects. These projects, conducted in collaboration with the Royal Forest Department and local communities, aim to conserve and restore 7,000 rai of a watershed forest, which is equivalent to planting 1.3 million trees. Additionally, the company continues to expand the mangrove forests by approximately 2,400 rai (with over 1.2 million trees planted) in strategic provinces such as Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Chumphon, Songkhla, and Phang Nga under the CPF Grow-Share-Protect Mangrove Forestation Project.

CP Foods has also planted 250,000 trees at its operational sites across Thailand. These three initiatives have a positive impact on the economy, society, and the environment. They also contribute to transforming the areas into eco-tourism destinations and learning centers for reforestation.

Furthermore, based on data collected from the 8 countries where CP Foods operates its business outside Thailand, namely Turkey, Russia, Vietnam, the Philippines, India, Malaysia, Laos, and Cambodia, CP Foods has grown, planted, and restored more than 2.6 million trees.

As a leading integrated agro-industrial and food business, CP Foods has announced its commitment to biodiversity conservation and zero deforestation by 2030. This commitment extends to its business partners, who supply the main agricultural raw materials, including corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybeans, and cassava. The company also promotes awareness among its employees regarding the value of biodiversity and encourages community engagement in forest protection, fostering sustainable coexistence between communities and forests.