29 September 2020, BANGKOK – Thai Union Group PCL. has been recognized as a role model organization for its best practices on human rights to ensure protections for all workers across the Company and through its supply chains.
The Human Rights Award 2020 was awarded in the private sector category by the Rights and Liberties Protection Department of the Thai Ministry of Justice.
Thai Union was praised for its crucial role in applying its Business Ethics and Labor Code of Conduct, which has been implemented across its operations around the world, including its subsidiaries and suppliers. The Rights and Liberties Protection Department also acknowledged Thai Union’s ethical recruitment practices, which have been recognized by organizations around the world; and its programs such as worker welfare committees and its Speak Out – The Thai Union Compliance reporting hotline that is available 365 days a year, that have given all workers a voice. Okeanos Food Co., Ltd and Pakfood Public PCL., Thai Union Group’s subsidiaries, also received honourable mentions.
The Human Rights Award is awarded annually to highlight work being done on human rights by the public sector, state enterprises and the private sector, including non-profit organizations (NGOs), in Thailand, for sustainable growth and long-term competitiveness.
“Our workers are the heart and soul of Thai Union, so ensuring that we provide safe, legal and freely-chosen employment is critical to our business,” Shue Chung Chan, Group Director of Human Resources said, “The team at Thai Union is focused every day on driving positive change across the seafood industry through our global sustainability strategy SeaChange®, and by partnering with a wide range of organizations and NGOs we are working to ensure that workers across the entire global sector are protected.”
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 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. 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 fourth straight year in 2019.
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