27 November 2019, BANGKOK – Thai Union Group PCL has received the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s (SET) Best Sustainability Excellence Award 2019 for Thai-listed companies with market capitalization of THB 30 billion-THB 100 billion for its outstanding performance in sustainability.
Thai Union was also named to the SET’s 2019 Thailand Sustainability Investment Index (THSI).
“When we decided to put sustainability at the heart of the Thai Union business, we did so with the knowledge that we needed to also take a true leadership position in this area,” said Thai Union CEO Thiraphong Chansiri. “Since then we have lead by example, driving significant change across the entire global leadership industry, something that we are incredibly proud of.”
The award is part of the SET’s efforts to promote a bigger focus on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) among Thai listed companies for sustainable growth and long-term competitiveness. Recipients of the award are assessed on their economic, social and environmental performance.
“At Thai Union, we have people all around the world who are working every day to drive the company forward and build a more sustainable global seafood industry, to make our oceans more sustainable, and to make our business more sustainable,” said Dr. Darian McBain, Thai Union’s Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability. “This award is a wonderful recognition for our teams and their commitment to making a more sustainable world.”
The announcement comes after Thai Union was last month ranked number one on the inaugural Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI), which assessed the contribution of the world’s 30 largest seafood companies to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thai Union was this year also ranked number one in the world in the Food Products Industry Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the second year in a row. The company has now been listed on the index for six consecutive years, driven by its global sustainability strategy, SeaChange®.
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 the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 133.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 47,000 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 six consecutive years. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the third straight year in 2018.