Our Progress

Our Progress

Thai Union 2018 Summary: In-Cash and In-Kind Contribution .

Thai Union 2018 Summary In-Cash and In-Kind Contribution

Thai Union has implemented a range of initiatives and programs where we operate, in line with our
sustainability strategy and the SDGs. These programs respond to stakeholder and community needs.
In summary, Thai Union has made contributions of THB 108.76 million, and in the form of in-kind giving
of THB 1,737,636 in 2018. Our employees, including our CEO and executives, have volunteered for a
total of 3,031 hours.

Thai Union Invests in Local Communities with Pracharat Project

People and Communities is an important pillar of Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, SeaChange®.

People and Communities is an important pillar of Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, SeaChange®.
The work the company undertakes in line with this pillar aims to improve the lives of those living and
working in the regions in which Thai Union operates. Further, it often helps to contribute to the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

One example of our community involvement in the Pracharat Project—a project coordinated by the
Thai Government. For the past year, Thai Union has been actively involved in three programs with
the project which aim to improve the lives of the local community, as well as boost the education
standards of children from 30 schools in across the Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Phetchaburi
and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces where the company operates in Thailand.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases

In 2018, we continued installing the solar rooftop at Thai Union Manufacturing (TUM) and Songkhla Canning.

In 2018, we continued installing the solar rooftop at Thai Union Manufacturing (TUM) and Songkhla Canning (SCC) with power capacity 0.6 and 1 MW respectively. For these two projects, Thai Union will consume electricity from renewable energy sources of around 2,000,000 kWh/y and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 1,100 tons CO2/y. We expect to install at least 20 MW in total by 2019.

Water Reduction Projects

During 2018, Thai Union initiated a number of water reduction programs.

During 2018, Thai Union initiated a number of water reduction programs, particularly around reusing and recycling of water in our production processes. The results of these programs were significant, with a reduction in water consumption of more than 160,000 m3 in Europe and the U.S., and 700,000 m3 in Asia.

Since 2016, Thai Union has reduced its water consumption around the world by 1.9 million m3.

Waste to Landfill Reduction Projects

Thai Union developed several waste to landfill reduction programs around the world in 2018.

Thai Union developed several waste to landfill reduction programs in 2018 which were implemented at a number of locations around the world. At Pak Food Asia and Thai Union Seafood used fertilizer made from wastewater sludge for planting trees, while at Songkla Canning they introduced a recycling process for contaminated plastic that previously went to landfill. Other programs were also introduced in Poland and Ghana. As a result, Thai Union has reduced its waste to landfill by more than 17,000 tons since 2016.

Thai Union’s waste reduction project saves energy

We continuously look to identify suppliers that can utilize or transform our waste and byproducts into energy for use in their processes.

Thai Union puts effort into segregating, reusing and recycling our waste to reduce the volume that goes to the landfill. We continuously look to identify suppliers that can utilize or transform our waste and byproducts into energy for use in their processes.

For example, we send our stickers, which normally go to the landfill, to one of our suppliers for energy production. At Songkla Canning, we reduced the amount of sludge going to the landfill from our wastewater treatment plant by about 28 percent in 2017; this was done by returning an optimized volume of sludge to a digester tank.

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