Darian McBain, Thai Union’s global director for sustainable development.
Thai Union “Highly Commended” for Sustainability Efforts at Ethical Corporation Awards
(UNITED KINGDOM, 10/19/2017)
Thai Union Group PCL was recognized for its efforts in sustainability at the Ethical Corporation’s Eighth Annual Responsible Business Awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton this week in London.
The event convened more than 200 of the leading figures in global responsible business. The judges examined organizations driving the worldwide agenda for sustainability and corporate responsibility in 2017.
Thai Union was shortlisted for two awards, including Sustainability Leader of the Year (Darian McBain) and Sustainability Report of the Year.
SeaChange®, Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, is an integrated plan of initiatives, organized into four programs, to drive meaningful improvements across the entire global seafood industry.
McBain, Thai Union’s global director for sustainable development, was highly commended by judges for being “a leader who is unafraid to seize relationships when values are being compromised” along with her role at the forefront of the company’s “impressive range of initiatives, that suggest a broader, more holistic and integrated understanding of sustainability as encompassing both social as well as environmental issues,” according to Ethical Corporation’s press release.
Thai Union’s sustainability commitments intend to positively contribute to long-term socio-economic development, natural resource conservation, and ethical business conduct.
Additionally, Thai Union was highly commended for its most recent Annual Sustainability Report. Judges remarked: “Overall this company has have been innovative in their use of SeaChange® (Thai Union’s sustainability strategy) and thoroughly explained how they report.”
The report details how Thai Union’s strategic approach to sustainability is transforming the way the seafood industry operates worldwide. It covers the sustainability progress on Thai Union’s journey across every aspect of its business: from how the company looks after the oceans to how it manages waste; from the responsibility Thai Union takes for its workers to building brighter futures for communities where the company operates.
Thai Union is working with suppliers to ensure the entire seafood industry works towards responsible sourcing.
“It has been a truly remarkable year for Thai Union, full of tremendous achievements in sustainability,” said McBain. “Looking ahead, we will continue to make progress and maintain focus on leveraging our leadership position and ability to collaborate to address the sustainability challenges confronting the global seafood industry.”
About Thai Union PCL
Thai Union Group PCL is a world’s seafood leader bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for almost 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 125 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) and a global workforce of over 46,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
Thai Union's global portfolio of consumer-favorite brands has created nutritious, tasty and innovative seafood products for generations.
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, 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 by its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets (DJSI) in 2014. In 2017, Thai Union was named to the DJSI for the fourth consecutive year. Thai Union has also been included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
Thai Union is introducing initiatives to ensure its operations are as advanced, effective and innovative as possible while minimizing the company's impact on the environment.