Colgate-Palmolive (Thailand) Limited

Location: 
Chonburi, Thailand
Certification Level: 
Platinum
Percent of Overall Diversion Achieved: 
94.7%
Facility Size: 
185,504 sq. m.
Type of Operation: 
Manufacturing
Project Owner: 
Colgate-Palmolive
Project Overview: 

Bangpakong site is aligned with our corporate responsibility and initiatives for a long term business strategy. We are committed to reducing our impact to the environment . Our waste reduction programs reflects our close collaboration with stakeholders, innovation and engagement with our people, and our commitment to operational excellence.

We are committed to reducing waste at source in the production process, focusing on reusing and recycling to maximum possible extent . We have constituted a cross functional “Green team” to drive our TRUE* Zero Waste Program from GBCI . All the employees & site contractors received Zero Waste training and updates on goals and new best practices. “Trash to treasure” was an event that engaged employees , the team members inspected all waste streams, including their own, to generate reduction ideas.

Some of the site’s Zero Waste highlights include a program to collect and divert waste as food scraps, reuse of pallets and shipping containers , Wastewater sludge to be fertilizer etc. And a high level of engagement from site leadership and other upper management. Practices such as these divert waste from landfill and incineration, reduce costs, and reinforce a culture of Zero Waste and sustainability.

The site team came up with an innovative idea of collecting metal from waste beverage cans & donating the money derived from it to producing prosthetic limbs for the physically challenged . This also displayed our commitment towards the community.

“By 2025, we aim to achieve 100% TRUE certification for our global operations, including manufacturing sites, technology centers, strategic offices and owned warehouses,” says Ann Tracy, Chief Sustainability Officer. “With enthusiastic teams, collaborative partners and this comprehensive approach to waste reduction, we’re confident we can make it happen.”