Caption— Mr. Shue Chung Chan (center), head of group human resources of Thai Union Group Plc, joins a group of avid runners from Thai Union during a recent press event for the 19th Samut Sakhon Pantai Norasingh Mini-Half Marathon.
19 January 2018 Bangkok — Thai Union Group Plc, the producer of “SEALECT” canned tuna, has joined government and other sponsors in Samut Sakhon province to organize 19th Samut Sakhon Pantai Norasingh Mini-Half Marathon on 11 February, 2018.
Thai Union is one of major sponsors for this mini-half marathon, making a THB 500,000 donation, and providing runners with healthy and great tasting tuna sandwiches during the event.
Shue Chung Chan, head of group human resources at Thai Union, said it is the second year that Thai Union has supported the Samut Sakhon Pantai Norasingh Mini-Half Marathon, a major running event in Samut Sakhon province.
“Samut Sakhon is our home town. We have built and grown our seafood business here for over four decades. Supporting our community is important to all of us at Thai Union,” Chan said.
Chan said Thai Union is supporting the government campaign in encouraging Thai people to look after their health, exercise and eat properly.
Tuna is a low fat protein packed with essential nutrients such as omega 3, selenium and Vitamin D. Athletes who want to build muscle and control body weight have a tuna meal before exercising.
Samut Sakhon Governor Prapas Malakarn said the province expects the 19th Samut Sakhon Pantai Norasing Mini-Half Marathon will help promote the province’s tourism and seafood industries.
“We hope participating runners in this marathon will have fantastic running experiences and be impressed with tourism attractions and seafood in Samut Sakhon, thus they will help promote our province,” Prapas said.
The organizing committee hopes there will be around 4,300 runners joining the 11 Feb marathon, which will comprise four categories including 3 km and 5 km walks, 10.5 km mini marathon and 21 km half-marathon. The start/finish point is at Wat Sarn Pantai Norasingh. Those who register to run and walk in this event will receive T-shirts and medals will be presented at the finish line.
For more information about Samut Sakhon Pantai Norasingh Mini-Half Marathon, please go to www.samutsakhonsport.com/running or apply at the Porto Chino shopping complex’s Heart Work Co-Working Space.
ABOUT THAI UNION 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 125 billion (US$ 3.7 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 was recognized by its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets (DJSI) in 2014. In 2017, Thai Union was named to the DJSI for the fourth consecutive year. Thai Union has also been included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
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