Date 26 Oct 2021
Finding a Solution for Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Fishing GearThe impact that abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) can have on the marine environment is significant. From washing up on beaches, harming reefs, threatening navigation, endangering animals in our oceans and affecting global fish stock levels, ALDFG is a global challenge.
Date 24 Jun 2021
A Strong Commitment to Reducing Ocean PlasticsIn 2018, Thai Union Group joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) as part of its commitment to address the growing problem of marine plastic pollution. In the three years since, we’ve made some real progress, but recognize that there is still a lot more work to be done.
Date 09 Apr 2021
CONNEXT ED Recognized for Supporting Thai Schools During COVID-19 PandemicCONNEXT ED, which aims to minimize inequality in society, develop people’s potential, and increase the competitiveness of students in Thailand’s public schools, has been recognized by Thai Union for its meaningful contribution to local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date 09 Feb 2021
Tuna vessels demonstrate continuous improvement in Social and Labor StandardsIn 2017, Thai Union introduced its Vessel Improvement Program and Code of Conduct (VCoC). Our aim was to not only provide clear guidance about working conditions on board the vessels which the Company sources from, but also to encourage continuous improvement for better practices at sea. Through this, Thai Union is working to ensure that our suppliers do not engage in forced labor, bonded labor, child labor, or discrimination.
Date 25 Jan 2021
Responsible Operations – making sure our day-to-day business is safe and carbon responsibleThai Union is one of the world’s leading seafood processers. Our operations go far beyond simply sourcing fish and other seafood products and providing them to consumers. Thai Union maintains factories, offices and warehouses all over the world, from Asia-Pacific, to Europe and the United States.
Date 02 Dec 2020
People & Communities – caring for communities in the regions where Thai Union operatesThai Union is one of the world’s leading seafood producers. Sourcing the raw materials for our products responsibly and ethically is of crucial importance to us as a business and to make sure that we’re meeting consumer demands and living up to our responsibilities as a major company. When we established SeaChange®, our global sustainability strategy, making Responsible Sourcing one of our four pillars was never in doubt.
Date 27 Nov 2020
Responsible Sourcing – making sure our products are ethical and can be consumed in confidenceThai Union is one of the world’s leading seafood producers. Sourcing the raw materials for our products responsibly and ethically is of crucial importance to us as a business and to make sure that we’re meeting consumer demands and living up to our responsibilities as a major company. When we established SeaChange®, our global sustainability strategy, making Responsible Sourcing one of our four pillars was never in doubt.
Date 25 Nov 2020
Safe & Legal Labor – Making sure our workers and those in our supply chains are safe, legally employed and empoweredThe global seafood supply chain is complex, more like a web than a chain. When we were developing the first phase of SeaChange®, making sure that workers had the right to work legally, had access to services like bank accounts and hospital care, and understood safe ways to work were all very important to us.
Date 19 Nov 2020
SeaChange® – Five Years of FocusAs we celebrate five years of our global sustainability strategy, SeaChange®, Dr. Darian McBain, Global Director for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, looks back over the strategy and how we worked to make a difference.
Date 10 Nov 2020
The balancing act of sustainability – achieving our Tuna CommitmentDemand for fish has never been higher. Eating plenty of fish can play a vital role in a healthy, active lifestyle, providing vital protein to consumers. Adding to this the recommendation from the High Level Panel for Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy that dietary shifts—including eating more sustainably-harvested fish—can play a significant role in combatting climate change, it’s clear that fish is on the menu and will stay there.
Date 01 Jan 2020
Giving Our Workers A Voice through strengthening Worker Welfare CommitteeThai Union, providing safe, legal and freely-chosen employment across all our operations is critically important. Not only does this ensure that our workers are protected, but it also helps us deliver against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to provide decent work and economic growth for communities and individuals around the world.
Date 18 Jun 2019
Thai Union Invests in Local Communities with Pracharat ProjectPeople and Communities is an important pillar of Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, SeaChange®. The work the company undertakes in line with this pillar aims to improve the lives of those living and working in the regions in which Thai Union operates. Further, it often helps to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Date 27 May 2019
Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Corporate Responsibility for Ocean StewardshipIn the autumn of 2016, an initiative came together on a stunningly beautiful island in the Maldives. Surrounded by ocean, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) finally succeeded in bringing together eight of the largest businesses in the seafood industry to talk about ocean sustainability.
Date 19 Jun 2018
Going Digital for SustainabilityThai Union is using new technology to promote digital traceability and bring a new level of transparency to the fishing industry. The information derived from traceability can help guard against IUU fishing and record catch data, as well as help monitor labor standards on vessels. Importantly, for human rights, with connectivity, fishers can also communicate with family and peers on land, giving them a voice at sea.
Date 07 Nov 2017