Donations in line with company’s commitment to supporting communities where it operates
5 JANUARY, SAMUT SAKHON – In line with its commitment to support those communities where it operates, Thai Union Group PCL has donated 30,000 cans of SEALECT sardines and mackerel, 1,000 boxes of SEALECT tuna spread and crackers, 1,600 bags of Monori Seasnacks, as well as 630 kilograms of frozen seabass fillets to the COVID-19 Donation Center at Samut Sakhon Provincial Hall.
These donations will help people who are in quarantine as well as support medical and other related teams in the Samut Sakon Provincial Public Heath Office who are handling the current wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Samut Sakhon Province.
“Thai Union is committed to helping the communities in which we operate, and a large number of people are being negatively impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Samut Sakhon area,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, Thai Union Group CEO. “We also want to support the local authorities, who are putting all their efforts and resources into fighting this pandemic, and we remain confident that, together, we will soon be able to overcome this challenging situation.”
These latest donations support the company’s ongoing global sustainability work, including the UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 8 to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, Chansiri said, noting that Thai Union has long supported local communities and this year the Company and its global brands have made many donations to those affected by COVID-19. These include:
- SEALECT donating 80,000 cans of mackerel to the SATI Foundation, which helps provide healthcare and education in underserved areas of Thailand
- Delivering 42,000 cups of ready-to-eat Tuna Infusions to the Thai Red Cross for medical and related teams at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn Hospital, who care for COVID-19 patients
- Providing more than 10,000 cans of SEALECT sardines for the mobile kitchen of the Thai Red Cross for those impacted by COVID-19.
- Donating 48,000 packs of SEALECT tuna spread, 25,000 cans of SEALECT tuna and sardines, and 8,000 packs of FISHO fish snacks to the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand to support hospitals and related support units which dealing with COVID-19
- Donating 20,000 cans of SEALECT sardines to the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Society for distribution to underprivileged people affected by COVID-19
- Qfresh donating 500 sets of ready-to-eat meals to the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute for medical teams, and providing 400 kilograms of frozen seabass to Chef Hug to be used in meals for Bangkok communities affected by COVID-19.
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 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.
Find out more at seachangesustainability.org. 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.