Students in Samut Sakhon Learn about the Benefits of Mangrove Forests

Caption: Students from Wat Shepakow School learn how mangroves impact coastal ecosystems during a recent field trip to the Mangroves Forest Natural Education Center in Samut Sakhon. Photo credit: Thai Union

11 December 2019, SAMUT SAKHON — Approximately 70 students from Wat Shepakow School recently learned about the importance of mangrove restoration during a field trip organized by Thai Union Group PCL to the Mangrove Forest Natural Education Center in Samut Sakhon. The students received a lesson on how they can help protect mangrove forests and how plastic waste in the ocean affects the environment, coastal ecosystems and communities.

Children also learned how to protect the ocean and mitigate marine pollution. They waded into the mud and collected litter along the coastline in oxo-biodegradable bags. At the end of the day, the students had gathered 72 kilograms of rubbish.

Caption: Students collect litter along the coastline during a field trip to the Mangroves Forest Natural Education Center in Samut Sakhon organized by Thai Union. Photo credit: Thai Union


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 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.


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