Bangkok – May 17, 2021 – Thai Union Group has donated more than 50,000 servings of food to government agencies, hospitals and a foundation for humanitarian relief to provide support for those caring for patients with COVID -19.
These donations, which continue Thai Union’s commitment to supporting people and communities where it operates, includes more than 48,000 cans of SEALECT products and 2,000 sets of frozen ready-to-eat meals.
With Thailand facing a third wave of the virus, Thai Union provided the healthy and nutritious products for donation through the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Thai Department of
Physical Education, the Medical Service Department, Thammasat University Hospital, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Siriraj Hospital, and the Duang Prateep Foundation.
“Thai Union is committed to supporting the people and local communities where we operate, and the impact of COVID-19 on local communities in Thailand has been immense, so it’s important that we not only support them but also the medical teams that are working incredibly hard to care for and support patients with the virus,’ said Thiraphong Chansiri, Thai Union’s CEO.
These Thai Union donations will support medical and other related teams caring for patients who are recovering from the virus in Bangkok and regional areas of Thailand, along with people in local communities impacted by COVID-19.
This latest round of food donations continues Thai Union’s 2020 work towards the United Nations Development Goals (UN SDGs), including SDG 2 – Zero Hunger, where the company made product donations to communities around the world to help ease the burden that the pandemic had placed on so many people. This included more than 3-million servings of the company’s products globally in 2020.
“All of us at Thai Union also recognize the many frontline heroes and we will continue to do what we can so that we can overcome this challenging situation together soon, as we are always better together,” Chansiri said.
Caption: Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri (3rd from left), Thai Union CEO, hands over 10,000 cans of SEALECT products to Ms. Ramrung Worawat (2nd from left), Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.
Caption: Mr. Thiraphong Chansiri (2nd from right), Thai Union CEO, delivers more than 4,500 servings of SEALECT products to Dr. Niwat Limsukniran (2nd from left), Director General and Mr. Suphot Wongphomtao, Deputy Director General at the Department of Physical Education to support a COVID-19 Pre-Admission Center.
Caption: Mr. Shue Chung Chan (2nd from left), Group Director of Corporate Office and Mr. Peter Galli (1st from left), Global Director of Corporate Communications at Thai Union Group, hand over 20,000 cans of SEALECT products to Ms. Supaporn Karalak (3rd from right) and Ms. Lertluck Leelarungsang (2nd from right), Deputy Director General of Medical Service Department to support four field hospitals.
Caption: Mr. Peter Galli, Global Director of Corporate Communication at Thai Union, hands over 5,000 cans of SEALECT products to Dr. Pharuhat Tor-Udom, Director of Thammasat University Hospital.
Caption: Nurses at Siriraj Hospital distribute 2,000 sets of Thai Union’s frozen ready-to-eat meals to the medical teams.
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.