Photo caption: Thai Union workers in Samut Sakhon receive information about education rights for their children as part of the company’s effort to empower migrant workers.
16 February 2017, BANGKOK—Thai Union Group PCL ’s 2015 Sustainability Report has earned the number-one ranking in Asia for sustainability reporting in the recently-released Top 100 Seafood Firms’ Transparency Benchmark from Seafood Intelligence, a global news service that reports on the seafood sector and evaluates the industry’s sustainability data and transparency levels.
“Thai Union is incredibly proud to be named in Seafood Intelligence’s latest Top 100 report,” said Darian McBain, Ph.D., Thai Union’s global director for sustainable development. “Sustainability remains of critical importance for Thai Union. As a leading seafood company, we are determined to drive positive change throughout the industry.”
Thai Union’s report, released in May of last year, was ahead of 35 other firms headquartered on the Asian continent. Additionally, Thai Union was rated in the top five of all wild-catch fisheries firms worldwide and in the top three of wild-catch tuna fishing companies globally.
Overall, Thai Union was one of only 16 companies to reach the “Very Good” transparency rating level by the report’s demanding standards.
“Our goal is to be the world’s most trusted seafood leader, caring for our resources to nurture generations to come. It is important we continue toward greater transparency and sustainability throughout the industry,” McBain concluded.