Caption: Students complete an assignment at Wat Yaichomprasat School in Samut Sakhon, where Thai Union opened a preschool for children of migrant workers. (Wichai Apiluxpoovadol/Thai Union)
22 AUGUST 2017, SAMUT SAKHON - Thai Union Group PCL, along with the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN), recently celebrated the official opening of the company’s preschool for the children of migrant workers at Wat Yaichomprasat School in Samut Sakhon. Thai Union has now opened three total preschools in the area to help prepare students to enter Thailand’s formal education system.
“At Thai Union, we take responsibility for improving the lives of those living and working where we operate,” said Dr. Darian McBain, Thai Union’s global director for sustainable development. “Thai Union recognizes education is an important foundation for a better life.”
Thai Union previously established preschools at Wat Srisudtharam School in 2013 and Wat Sirimongkol School in 2014. The company aims to open an additional two preschools in Samut Sakhon by 2020.
ABOUT THAI UNION GROUP PCL.
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for almost 40 years. Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 134,375 million (US$ 3.8 billion) and a global workforce of over 46,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch and Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Bellotta and Marvo.
As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2015, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues has been recognized by its inclusion in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Indices Emerging Markets (DJSI) in 2014. In 2016 Thai Union was named to DJSI for the third consecutive year. In additional, Thai Union was recently added to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.