BANGKOK – March 8, 2022 – Thai Union Group PCL is celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 by recognizing all its female colleagues across every level of the business and in all parts of the world where the Company operates. It will also share inspiring words from employees across all its operations in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America on Social Media every day over the coming weeks.
“We are really proud of the fact that women make up more than half of all Thai Union employees globally, but ongoing gender imbalances still need to be addressed throughout the global seafood industry, and we at Thai Union can also do more,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO at Thai Union Group. “I will continue to push for greater gender diversity in our Company, particularly across all levels of management, and I am pleased that last year we appointed two new female Board members – Parnsiree Amatayakul and Pakapun Leevutinun.”
Chansiri said that women bring unique capabilities that are important for a progressive organization such as Thai Union, adding that they also offer much-needed empathy and compassion, which is critical during periods of uncertainty. Not only that, they contribute to building resilience in the Company, he said.
Thai Union’s global Human Resources teams are also working hard to drive diversity as part of its global talent strategy, believing that a more diverse workforce leads to more innovation and greater business success. The Company has also focused on benefits designed to make it easier for employees to find work-life balance. For example, Thai Union North America offers expanded paid family leave to include fathers and partners, which helps provide equality and additional support for families.
In Thai Union Europe, the Company has been involved in initiatives including a cancer prevention program for women in Poland, a diversity and inclusion program in the UK, while in France we produced boxes of pink tuna cans in oil in partnership with the local association against breast cancer. Thai Union Europe also introduced new welfare and improved benefits for colleagues during pregnancy.
“In Thailand, Thai Union provides a wide range of welfare and benefits to pregnant employees, including an allowance to support living costs, providing a space for new mothers at our facilities to comfortably feed their babies, along with training on caring for newborns and good nutrition, and both maternity and paternity leave,” Chansiri said.
About Thai Union
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 45 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 141.0 billion (US$ 4.5 billion) and a global workforce of more than 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, Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, OMG Meat, Bellotta and Marvo, and ingredient and supplement brands UniQ™BONE, UniQ™DHA and ZEAvita.
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 participating company 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 when the company was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year in 2021 and ranked number two in the world on the Food Products Industry Index. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth straight year in 2020.