Ajinomoto Thailand

Ajinomoto joins force with EGAT to support the use of electricity from renewable energy sources responding to Thailand's greenhouse gas reduction policy towards the Global Carbon Neutrality goal


          Today (April 19, 2022), Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd., the leading food company and top market leader of seasoning products in Thailand, together with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), has made full progress for contract agreement in purchasing and use of renewable energy at the amount of 160,000 RECs to support reducing country's greenhouse gas emissions which is the main cause of global warming effect responding to government policy towards “Global Carbon Neutrality” goal. The certificate presentation ceremony was held at the press conference room, 3rd floor, EGAT 50 Years Building, EGAT Central Office, led by Mr. Prasertsak Choengchawano, Deputy Governor of Power Plant Development and Renewable Energy of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), to officially deliver the “Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)” to Mr. Ichiro Sakakura, President of Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd.

          Mr. Prasertsak Choengchawano said that “EGAT has the policy to promote and develop electricity generation from renewable energy in the country as well as strive to develop people who are interested in accessing and using clean energy since we are a seller of REC from EGAT's power plants. Today is a great opportunity to deliver certificates for the production of renewable energy in the amount of 160,000 RECs to Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd., which reflects the commitment of both agencies to push and promote the development of renewable energy, including the use of electricity from environmentally friendly renewable energy. This will help induce the momentum and awakening of the green energy business to join in solving climate change issues and responding to the country's greenhouse gas reduction policy”

          Mr. Ichiro Sakakura, additional said that “The Ajinomoto Group is a global manufacturer of high-quality food and amino acid based products which has been contributing to food, health and nutrition. The company placed great importance on sustainable preventive environmental impact along with maximizing efficient use of food resources and conservation of natural resources. Recently in March, the Group has set its commitment and new target to become “Carbon neutrality” with effort to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050. The agreement with EGAT in purchasing and use of green energy from friendly renewable energy this time will be a crucial step of us to help reduce CO2 or greenhouse gas emissions from our business’s activities while reinforcing the company in achieving the 2030 goal of reducing our environmental impact by 50% following our sustainability development plan.”

          In this regards, Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd., responds to the Ajinomoto Group’s policy in striving to work for upholding global sustainability by adhering Green Technology for better Earth concept as a framework driven through all business activities in every establishment. The Group aims to achieve its vision for 2030 to become a “Solution-providing Group of Companies for Food and Health Issues” by concentrating our management resources on resolving food and health issues, working to reduce environmental impacts and regenerate the environment sustainably which reflects our core business operation that “Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV)".

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