Caption: Thai Union released a new video focusing on the growing problem of ocean plastics and marine debris to help raise awareness of this issue. As an educational resource, the company will make the video available for free in both Thai and English to educational institutions or NGOs in Thailand to help spread the message.
21 AUGUST 2018, BANGKOK — Thai Union Group PCL. has launched a video highlighting the growing problem of ocean plastic and marine debris, with a focus on Thailand, in an effort to raise awareness and trigger action to ensure the seas are sustainable for future generations.
The video identifies how small, everyday actions can make a significant difference in helping protect the world’s precious marine life. An estimated 100,000 marine mammals are killed every year by plastic litter.
“Thai Union is committed to combating marine plastic pollution, in line with SeaChange®, our sustainability strategy to drive meaningful improvements across the entire global seafood industry,” said Dr. Darian McBain, Thai Union’s global director for sustainable development. “With this video, we hope to not only raise awareness around this
As part of its commitment, Thai Union recently joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), collaborating to actively promote solutions for reducing plastic waste and the growing problem of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) worldwide. GGGI, an alliance founded by World Animal Protection, includes representatives from the fishing industry, the private sector, academia, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
“At an individual level, we can also help tackle plastic waste by making small changes to our daily habits, by following the three “R’s” – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” said McBain. “By reducing the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives, reusing plastic items where possible, and, when plastic must be thrown away, recycling it correctly and responsibly, we can have a significant impact.”
The video is now accessible on Thai Union's official YouTube channel at the following links:
- Click here for English or type in this URL: https://youtu.be/TFFblGBGqgs
- Click here for Thai or type in this URL: https://youtu.be/BpluYVLsF6Y
As the video is an educational resource, Thai Union will make it available for free to educational institutions or NGOs to help spread the message. Requests can be made to Thai Union's Corporate Communications Office via email
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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$ 4.03 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
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.
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