15 May, 2018, BANGKOK – Thai Union Group PCL, one of the world’s seafood leaders, won major awards in several Thailand categories in the 18th annual Asia’s Best Managed Companies survey by FinanceAsia.
In a poll of 140 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts around the world, Thai Union was placed first for “Most Committed to Corporate Governance” and “Best at Corporate Social Responsibility.”
Together with the top two categories, Thai Union was ranked second for “Best CEO” (Thiraphong Chansiri), “Best CFO” (Joerg Ayrle), “Best Managed Company”, and “Best at Investor Relations.”
Thai Union Group’s CEO, Thiraphong Chansiri, commented that the awards reflected investors trust and confidence in Thai Union.
“I’m very proud that Thai Union’s hard work, especially on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, has been acknowledged by the investor community. We will continue to embrace our role as a leader for positive change, while striving for strong business growth,” said Chansiri.
Last year, Chansiri and Ayrle were also recognized as the third Best CEO and third Best CFO, respectively, in the consumer/staples sector of the Institutional Investor’s 2017 poll.
Thai Union was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, as well as named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
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 more than 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 135 billion (US$ 4.030 billion) and a global workforce of over 49,000 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, Qfresh, Monori, 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 is also part of the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
Ms. Krissana Parnsoonthorn
Head of External Affairs
T: +66.2298.0024 Ext. 4423