Statement from Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO and President of Thai Union Group PCL, on the resurgence of Covid 19 infections in Samut Sakhon

Thai Union’s top priority is ensuring the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of all its employees, partners, suppliers, customers and local communities. The company continues to follow all measures required by the government and local authorities and, as of Monday 21 December, we have just one case confirmed among the employees in Samut Sakhon. Thai Union will continue following all employee testing requirements from the authorities.

As of 21 December 2020, all of our factories in Thailand remain open and we are doing everything we can to prevent any temporary shutdown of production lines. However, should the unlikely worst-case scenario happen involving the total shutdown of all Thai Union Samut Sakhon plants for two weeks, this would have an impact of less than 2% of total revenue, and the company already has back up capacity to partially offset that.

Thai Union is also urging all employees to continue rigorously following all health and safety guidelines from the government, local authorities and their Thai Union team. We have had a screening process in place since much earlier this year for all people coming to our factories for both staff and visitors including the requirement that they wash their hands often, use alcohol hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

I firmly believe we are always better when we work together, so you have my commitment to continue to partner with the government and local authorities to play our part in containing the further spread of this virus.