Caption: Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union, shared views and experience how sustainable development plays an important role in the business.
4 December 2019, BANGKOK – Thai Union Group PCL. CEO Thiraphong Chansiri shared his views on sustainable development during a panel discussion at the launch of the Thailand Responsible Business Network. Other panelists were executives from Ray Social Enterprise and leading corporates in Thailand including HomePro, AIS and Minor International.
“Thai Union has been working on sustainability for many years. Our goal is to move beyond compliance and into leadership of the industry,” Thiraphong said. “Sustainability is not just a trend. It has become a business advantage, and we understand very clearly that having a robust sustainability policy, as we do with SeaChange®, provides enormous opportunities for the business as consumers and markets increasingly refuse to buy products from companies that don’t take this issue seriously. We are also very clear that we don’t compromise on our sustainability standards.”,
The launch of the Thailand Responsible Business Network was presided over by Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha who gave the opening speech, pressing the partnership between public and private sectors to work responsibly together to drive the country’s economy while meeting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Thailand Responsible Business Network was founded by the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Bank of Thailand, the UN Global Compact Network Thailand and other leading organizations in the country’s capital market, with the aim of driving change and development among listed companies and businesses in Thailand in three areas: low-carbon emissions, inclusivity and good governance.
About Thai Union Group
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 133.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 47,000 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. Find out more at seachangesustainability.org. Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by being ranked number one in the world in the Food Products Industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, achieving a 100th percentile ranking for total sustainability score. Thai Union has now been named to the DJSI for six consecutive years. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the third straight year in 2018.