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Friday, July 31 2020 - 09:00
Chaokoh coconut milk works with Thai farmers to elevate quality and sustainability including Animal Rights
BANGKOK, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Theppadungporn Coconut Co., Ltd. (TCC), the manufacturer and distributor of 
Chaokoh coconut milk, ensures zero monkey labour in its coconut production. The 
discerning customers could trace back all processes to make sure that the 
products are environmentally sustainable.

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The Thai coconut producer distributes new coconut varieties to contracted 
farmers and conducts a third-party farm inspection to improve the quality of 
products and environmental impacts.

"TCC sets the standard in every business process. From production to product 
quality, we set them all to meet the international standard. To achieve a 
sustainable goal, we work closely with our contracted farmers, who we consider 
as our business partners," says Mr. Aphisak Theppadungporn, a managing 
director. "Our business is related to natural products. It is not only our duty 
but our integrity to take care of nature, human and wildlife, as a whole. We 
have a clear-cut policy on this issue to ensure that our business will not 
tolerate any sign of animal and wildlife labour or abuse."

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Founded in Thailand in 1976, Theppadungporn Coconut is now one of the world's 
leaders in coconut production. Chaokoh, the company's flagship product, is 
recognized worldwide for fresh and creamy coconut milk. The company leads 
collaboration across its supply chains to reach another level of sustainable 
coconut production and fair trade.

Theppadungporn Coconut has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 
local suppliers and farmers in Thailand for monkey-free coconut cultivation.

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"The company does not buy or support the use of all types of animal labour in 
harvesting product. Therefore, all coconuts from our suppliers must be 
harvested humanely with an animal-free method. All of our suppliers have agreed 
on the harvesting condition," says TCC executive.

Chaokoh buys the mature coconuts from its contracted farmers in five 
provinces:  Samut Songkhram, Ratchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Si 
Thammarat and Narathiwat. The villagers harvest the coconuts using tools like a 
long bamboo stick or a pole pruner. 

Eligible farm inspections are also carried out to verify that the contracted 
coconut farmers meet Chaokoh's requirements - including zero monkey labour 

"The local farm's audit also involves the third-party auditors from the 
Ministry of Agriculture to maintain transparency. The farmers who passed the 
audit will get a letter of certification from the ministry," adds Mr.Aphisak 
Theppadungporn, a managing director of Theppadungporn Coconut. "Our team has 
been working tirelessly to ensure every farm complies with our ethical 
standards." The inspection has been done in Samut Songkhram and Ratchaburi so 
far. The review in the other three provinces is on hold due to the COVID-19 

Moreover, Theppadungporn Coconut has been handing out more than 250,000 dwarf 
coconut trees to the local farmers since 2010. The dwarf coconut varieties will 
facilitate harvesting by man and improve good farming practices.

Theppadungporn Coconut has also initiated its traceability program, which 
allows the discerning customers to trace and track the coconut milk products 
throughout the supply chain. 

"With our traceability system, all coconut milk products can now be traced back 
through our coding system to who and where our raw material came from," says 
Mr. Kieattisak Theppadungporn, Director and Factory Manager.

The transparent traceability program reassures the consumers and business 
partners that Theppadungporn Coconut meets the international standard in terms 
of quality and sustainability.

To promote the sustainable business practice, TCC opens its coconut processing 
factory and farms to the foreign diplomatic dignitaries and representatives 
from Europe and international media. The visit of TCC's factory and farms 
offers the international visitors a first-hand experience of witnessing the 
whole process of producing coconut milk, which the international standard and 
global consumer expectation are always TCC's priorities.

"We remain committed to ensuring that none of our products is associated with 
animal cruelty and willing to continue to support our local farmers towards the 
same goal," adds Mr. Aphisak.

For more information, please contact MSL Group Thailand

Surasa Khlai-Aksorn E: M: +66(0)81 6383862  

Phantipa Khongkachonkiet E: M: +66(0)64 

SOURCE:  Theppadungporn Coconut Co., Ltd. (TCC)

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   Caption: TCC’s executives welcomed foreign diplomatic dignitaries and 
representatives from Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden and other EU 
countries together with international media to company’s factory and farms.


   Caption: Farmers use long stick or “Mai Soi” to pick coconuts in the 


   Caption: Every coconut can be traced back to its source as a part of The 
Traceability program.