Sustainability Leadership Associations

To serve as a truly effective change leader, Thai Union aligns its sustainability initiatives with globally recognized collective sustainability priorities and programs.

Together with other organizations, Thai Union believes we can add long-term positive value to society by achieving sustained economic growth, responsible utilization of natural resources and promotion of human rights and ethical labor practices.

Since 2013, Thai Union has been a member of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, working towards the Ten Principles by developing and implementing responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. In 2015, we helped establish a local UN Global Compact Network with other leading organizations in Thailand. We report our progress annually in our Sustainability Report.


  • 1. TUF will support respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • 2. Make sure that it is not complicit in human rights abuses


  • 3. TUF will uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • 4. The elimination of all forma of forced and compulsory labor;
  • 5. The effective abolition of child labor; and
  • 6. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation


  • 7. TUF will support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • 8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • 9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies


  • 10. TUF will work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target the challenges facing the global population and planet. Thai Union is proud to work towards the three SDGs corresponding to our mission, values and goals.

Thai Union is also committed to the following sustainability alliances, initiatives and standards:

  • Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Emerging Markets (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) Base Code
  • International Labor Organization (ILO) Good Labor Practice program
  • International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
  • National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Crab Council
  • Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMO)
  • Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force
  • Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex)
  • UN Responsible Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Oceans and Fisheries Partnership
  • Verité social compliance standards