TUF Becomes First Thailand Food Producer to Join UN Global Compact

Thai Union Frozen Products PCL (TUF), Thailand’s leading seafood producer and exporter, today announced it has joined the United Nations’ Global Compact, an initiative that encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.

Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri, President, Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, said, “By joining the UN Global Compact, we are showing our commitment to its ten internationally recognized policies and standards of sound business practices in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental practice and anti-corruption.”

“When TUF was founded in 1988 we made economic, social and environmental practices part of our vision to be a sustainable company, and that commitment continues today as we expand across the globe. Living up to these commitments through the UN Global Compact will ensure that TUF and all its global brands and businesses remains a reliable provider of safe and quality seafood products, a valuable investment for our shareholders, a dedicated corporate citizen in our communities and, most importantly, an employer of choice for our global workforce of more than 32,000 people.”

According to Dr Wit Soontaranun, Director of Sustainability, Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, TUF has been working with its brands and companies in the United States and Europe to establish high standards for its workplace codes of conduct to be applied to all its global operations.

“We have been working with our colleagues at Chicken of the Sea in the US and MW Brands in Europe to adopt international best practices into our labor frameworks that will help us fulfill expectations of various stakeholders internally and externally across multiple locations.”

The most recent example of TUF’s ongoing commitment to responsible business practices is the company’s collaboration with the Labor Rights Promotion Network (LPN) and the local government of Sumat Sakhon to establish the first TUF Care Centre in the province. TUF has committed an investment of 10 million THB to the ongoing management of the Care Centre program which will provide children in Samut Sakhon area access to equality in education.

“The TUF Care Centre is a great example of TUF’s partnerships with local organizations in order to provide services and facilities that help promote and protect human rights throughout our supply chain and across the country,” said Dr. Wit.

About TUF
For over 25 years, Thai Union Frozen (TUF) Products PCL has been bringing high quality, safe, delicious and convenient seafood products to customers across the world. Today, TUF is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products and is ranked among the largest seafood producers in the world, with annual sales exceeding 100 billion baht and a global workforce of over 32,000 people.

Its brand portfolio includes well-known international brands Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, and Century; as well as Thai-leading brands Sealect, Fisho and Bellotta.

As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, TUF is proud to be a member of the UN Global Compact, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

For further information, please visit the TUF website at www.thaiuniongroup.com.

For further information, please contact: 
Corporate Communications Department,Thai Union Frozen Products PCL 
Phone 02 298 0024 ext. 675-678