Thai Union Partners with GC to Raise Awareness About Infectious Waste Separation in Samut Sakhon Province

Caption: From left, Mr. Rittirong Boonmechote, President of Global Frozen and Related Units, Thai Union Group PCL; Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union Group PCL; Dr. Kongkrapan Intarajang, CEO of PTT Global Chemical PCL; and Dr. Chaya Chandavasu, Senior Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Branding, PTT Global Chemical PCL.

28 January 2021, Bangkok – Thai Union Group PCL has joined with PTT Global Chemical PCL or GC in the ‘How to Manage Infectious Waste’ (‘How to Yeak’) Project to raise an awareness on the risks of infectious waste and the need for such waste to be properly separated and disposed of to better ensure safety for communities in Samut Sakhon Province.

“This latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand has resulted in the increase of infectious waste from items used to protect us from the virus, such as face masks,” said Dr. Kongkrapan Intarajang, CEO of PTT Global Chemical PCL, or GC.

“GC initiated the ‘How to Yeak’ Project by collaborating with governmental agencies and partners on infectious waste management, while providing knowledge on proper infectious waste separation and management in order to prevent the spread of the virus. “Important tools for this project are 120-liter red step-open trash cans for infectious waste separation and red trash bags for infectious waste collection. These bags are made from high-quality InnoPlus plastic resins that are durable with moisture protection, and help reduce the spread of the virus, are safe to be stored, and are carbon footprint certified,” he added.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union, added that the health and safety of all Thai Union employees as well as the people in the communities where its business operates remained the company’s top priority. “We are aware that infectious waste must be carefully separated before being gathered for treatment or disposal, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Thai Union remains committed to partnering with both the public and private sectors to help ensure safety, security and health. “We are proud to be part of this project and would like to thank GC as our partner in sustainability. We will also use this opportunity to encourage our employees to learn more of waste separation and proper infectious waste management, not only at work, but also in their daily lives,” Mr. Chansiri concluded.


About Thai Union Group PCL

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 one of the world’s leading seafood producers and is one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 126.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 44,000 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. 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 seven consecutive years. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth straight year in 2020.

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About PTT Global Chemical, or GC

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, or GC is Thailand's largest integrated petrochemical and refining conglomerate, manufacturing and distributing upstream, intermediate, and downstream petrochemical products. The company has a total petrochemical and chemical production capacity of 11.28 million tons per year, with a crude and condensate refining throughput capacity of 280,000 barrels per day. GC ranks among the top ten in ethylene production capacity in Asia. The company is committed to strengthening its leading position in the chemicals business by combining environmentally friendly innovations with advanced technologies to develop products to improve people’s lives. GC strives to continually create steady and sustainable growth by being competitive and prominent in the industry and investing in countries with high growth potential. The company was rated Number One in the World for Sustainability in the DJSI Chemicals Sector in 2020.