SOS Food Rescue Foundation to Host Thailand’s First Food Waste Change Event: Zero Summit 2021

SOS Food Rescue Foundation to Host Thailand’s First Food Waste Change Event: Zero Summit 2021

We are reaching the irreversible point of the climate change crisis, and with the persistent environmental and socio-economic problems, the statement could not be more specific. The United Nations is calling for immediate action, a wake-up call, for the world to change before it is too late.

Every year, we lose 931 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption while more than a billion people still do not have access to adequate food.

In Thailand, according to the Pollution Control Department, 64% of municipal waste is food waste, or 17.5 million tonnes per year! Some of this food waste is invisible food that is produced but never reaches the consumer.

There are even more companies that are not addressing their food waste. There are now more people below the poverty line (9.9%) and 6.5 million people in the country are undernourished. In addition, there is still no law protecting companies from giving their surplus food to people.

It is time to rally all the leaders of the food industry to help us fight this battle and achieve ZERO Food Waste and ZERO Hunger in Thailand.

ZERO Summit 2021 is the Virtual Summit, the first-ever food-focused sustainability event hosted by Subsistence scholars, the first food rescue foundation in Thailand sponsored by Thailand Bureau of Conventions and Exhibitions (TCEB) as a “Sustainable event partner”.

The 29the September 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the virtual summit offers 3 main activities and knowledge sharing sessions for everyone to understand and lead a change with us to change for a better future in Thailand.

This event is a wake-up call for Thailand’s food supply chain.

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Together, let’s find answers from food industry experts from major local and international organizations on how best to accelerate sustainable food system changes in Thailand.

* Note: The roundtable will be held in English *

Panel 1: Systemic approach to reducing food waste

The undisclosed success story of the food waste prevention cooperation between the partners and SOS, the first food rescue foundation in Thailand, is disclosed here to all participants who want to know how we systematically prevent surplus food from becoming food waste. We are also delighted to share our vision and plan for future cooperation with all interested participants.


  1. Visit Limlurcha – Chairman of the Food Processing Industries Club, Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and Honorary Chairman, Thai Food Processors Association (TFPA)
  2. Puntarika Susuntitapong – Head of Sustainability and Corporate Communications, Lotus’s
  3. Sirapassorn Sagulwiwat – Assistant Vice President Sustainability and Global Partnership Division Office of Corporate Sustainability (DD), CPF
  4. Dharath Hoonchamlong – Co-founder, Wasteland
  5. Kanwra Tanachotevorapong – CEO and Co-Founder, More Meat â„¢

Panel 2: Commitment to reduce food waste

Have you ever wondered how people can get involved in reducing food waste? This panel discussion will uncover wonderful answers from the interesting practical cases of our guest speakers, who have experience in creating dazzling programs for people to participate together in solving the problem of food waste.

2.1 Strengthening engagement in the service sector


  1. Nick Boyd – Cluster Operations Director, Hilton & DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit
  2. Tippawan Nitijessadawong – Director of the Thailand Michelin Guide, Thailand Michelin Guide
  3. Daniel Bucher – Managing Partner, Planet B Sustainable Development Agency
  4. Louis-Alban Batard-Dupr̩ РFounder and CEO, Yindii

2.2 Strengthening engagement in the business sector


  1. Patchara Taveechatwattana – Client Manager, Allianz Ayudhya
  2. Vicharee Vichit-Vadakan – Co-founder, Kinnest Group – theCOMMONS
  3. Greg Kamaruudeen Threlfall – Director of Outreach, Shrewsbury International School
  4. Kavalin Athayu – Global Head of CSR & Sustainability, Agoda

Workshop: Shaping the Future Food System

It’s time for food business leaders to unite and together shape the future food system in Thailand, but how can we do it and how can policies support us? Here is the discussion workshop, where our professional speakers will share their brilliant ideas with all the participants to reflect and draw together the future policy to support food waste management in Thailand.

Opening remarks

  • Marisa Panyachiva – Head of Partnerships and Development Finance, Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand, United Nations in Thailand

3.1 Shaping the future food system (international level)


  1. Thanyaporn Krichtitayawuth – Executive Director, Global Compact Network Thailand
  2. Werner Kossmann, Project Director of the TGCP Waste Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  3. Pat Satkhum – Senior Manager Sustainability Section MICE Capacity Department, The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

3.2 Shaping the future food system (national level)

  1. Caratlux Lumpetch – Researcher, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) Foundation
  2. Benjamas Chotthong – Program Director of Development and Project Planning, Thai Environmental Institute (TEI)
  3. Anuda Tawatsin – Environmental Officer, Professional Level, Department of Pollution Control

Scheduled event

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m .: Presentation of the SOS Zero 2021 Summit

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m .: Systematic approach to food waste prevention

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Commitment to reduce food waste (meeting rooms: service sectors and business sectors)

4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m .: Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m .: Shaping the future food system workshop (meeting rooms: international and national)

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m .: ZERO Summit Promise

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m .: Closing ceremony

6:30 p.m. – Onward: Virtual networking

Reserve your place now on

A ticket purchased at this virtual summit is direct support to the Scholars of Sustenance Foundation for their food rescue operation. We collect 22,100 meals thanks to this event and the income from the sale of tickets will go directly to the food of vulnerable communities (5 baht is equivalent to 1 meal).

For more information on Zero Summit 2021

Date and time of the event: September 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Phone: 088-308-9978 (Kie) 095-553-2795 (Land)

E-mail: [email protected]

Scholars of Sustenance Foundation Thailand (SOS) – The first food rescue foundation in Thailand established in 2016. Our mission is to improve food equity in the country by saving and redistributing surplus good quality food from businesses and food-related providers to vulnerable communities in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin and other parts of the country every day. To date, SOS programs have saved an estimated 2.9 million kg of surplus food, served 12 million meals to 548 communities, and reduced C02 creation by 5.6 million kg if food was wasted.

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