There are the carbon label and carbon reduction label in Thailand. This article illustrates the former. The Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) introduced the carbon labeling scheme in August 2008. 26 manufacturers in Thailand including Tetra Pak and SCG participated in this program, involving products including beverages, food, tires, air conditioners, transformers, carpets, ceramic tiles, etc. Thailand launched the first batch of products with carbon footprint labels in November 2009 and established a carbon label promotion committee to carry out the supervision and management of carbon labels.
The greenhouse gas (GHG) management agency has an inspector registration system for application for the carbon footprint label for corporations, which specifies qualifications and standards for becoming a carbon footprint inspector. At present, there are a total of 53 private verification agencies with different fields of expertise; there are also four juridical person verification agencies, including Kasetsart University (KU), Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thammasat University (TU) and the Advance Integrated Development Agency Co., Ltd (AIDA).
Fees are priced based on the number of products rather than different service items. The fees are as follows:
Label application analysis
As of January 2022, a total of 5,030 products have obtained the carbon label of products, and 837 products have obtained the carbon footprint reduction label. Currently, the food industry has the largest number of companies applying for the carbon label, followed by the construction industry and the rubber industry.
Food & drink industry accounts for the majority of companies that have obtained the carbon label, followed by construction, and plastic and packaging.
Escola soft drink (330 ml/bottle)
Carbon footprint of products: 122 g CO2-eq/bottle
Raw materials: 30.3 %
Transportation: 11.41 %
Usage: 15.68 %