Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) earned two prestigious accolades at the SET AWARDS 2023, for its innovation and sustainable practices in food production. The company was honoured with the Best Innovative Company Award for its probiotic-fed meat products and the Best Sustainability Award, underscoring its dedication to producing high-quality, safe, and environmentally friendly food products.
The award presentation, held in Bangkok, Thailand, was presided over by the Chairman of the Stock Exchange Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul. Dr. Pakorn Peetathawatchai, President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, presented the Best Innovative Company Award to Peerapong Krinchai, Head of Engineering of CP Foods, and the Best Sustainability Award to Kobboon Srichai, Head of Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations at CP Foods, respectively.
The awards recognize CP Foods’ innovative achievements in transforming animal feed through the incorporation of probiotics. These beneficial microorganisms strengthen animal immune systems and, as a result, help reduce antibiotic use. In collaboration with top-tier global research institutes, CP Foods successfully selected 10 robust strains from more than 125,000 probiotic varieties for their animal feed. Consequently, the company has introduced a specific range of fresh food products certified the Probiotic Fed standard, including pork and chicken under the CP brand. Additionally, this significant breakthrough has been applied to shrimp farming, improving both the digestive health of shrimp and the environmental sustainability of shrimp ponds.
The company’s fresh chicken products, produced through this innovative process, are chemical-free and adhere to the Space Safety Standard, the highest safety standards. In a remarkable initiative, CP Foods is partnering with Johnson Space Food Lab on the Thai Food-Mission to Space project, aiming to send Thai CP brand chicken meat into space, meeting NASA’s stringent food safety requirements for space missions.
Asides innovation excellence, CP Foods has been awarded for its exceptional sustainability practices, aligning with its goal to be recognized as the “Kitchen of the World.” This vision is brought to life through the integration of cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies in their production processes. At the heart of their operations is the “CPF Way,” the corporate core values that emphasize innovation, research, and the production of food that is not only safe and nutritious but also sustainable.
CP Foods’ dedication to sustainability is guided by a three-benefits philosophy, prioritizing the benefit of the countries where the company has operated, its people, and the company itself, while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principle. The company is actively working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), creating sustainable growth opportunities for business partners and farmers, fostering smart agriculture, and emphasizing responsible food production and social and environmental stewardship.