Thai Union’s Dr. Darian McBain Recognized As One Of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen

Caption: Dr. Darian McBain, Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Photo credit: Trust Women Conference

4 September 2019, SINGAPORE Thai Union Group PCL Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Dr. Darian McBain has been recognized as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen for driving positive change across the global seafood industry.

Dr. McBain was among 27 outstanding women leaders from 11 countries selected on the annual listing of exceptional female sustainability leaders in the region. They were chosen out of 126 nominations from 20 countries across Asia.

The 2019 List was announced by Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) CEO Tim Mohin, and Ásthildur Hjaltadóttir, GRI’s Chief of Network Engagement and Regional Implementation Officer, who were guests of honor at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit’s networking cocktail reception in Singapore. They presented Superwoman Certificates as a mark of honor to the Sustainability Superwomen attending the event.


A Sustainability Superwoman is someone who is leading change through sustainability strategies and initiatives within her organization as well as outside of her organization. An international jury reviews and assesses the nominations to identify the winners.


Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is a non-profit project initiated by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s most trusted name in sustainability consulting, training and thought leadership. The project’s purpose is to recognize and honor the contribution of exceptional women leaders who are driving change to make the world a better place.


Rajesh Chhabara, managing director of CSRWorks International, said, ”We’re delighted to see Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen go from strength to strength. These women have led the way on sustainability and diversity throughout Asia. We hope that by celebrating their numerous achievements we will inspire more women to become future sustainability leaders.”


“It’s such an honor to be recognized alongside the other 26 inspiring women who are all providing incredible leadership in sustainability across Asia,” Dr. McBain said. “This award is also recognition of the efforts by the entire team at Thai Union, who are working every day to make the global seafood industry and our oceans more sustainable”


The recognition for Dr. McBain comes as Thai Union continues to drive positive change across the sector. Last year, Thai Union was ranked number one in the world in the Food Products Industry Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI); joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to collaborate in actively promoting solutions for reducing plastic waste and the growing problem of abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) worldwide; and released its first annual Tuna Commitment Progress Report as part of its ambitious strategy to ensure 100 percent of its branded tuna is sustainably sourced.



Note to Editors

The full list of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2019 will be published on www.csrworks.com/superwomen on 4th September 2019 immediately after the names are announced at the event.



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 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 five consecutive years. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the third straight year in 2018. 

About the Organizers

Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is organized by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s trusted sustainability services firm focused on consulting, training and thought leadership.

CSRWorks also organizes the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards(ASRA), the highest international recognition for reporting excellence, and the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit, the region’s top annual gathering of reporting community.

CSRWorks International is a GRI Certified Training Provider, GRI Data Partner and a GRI Gold Community Member. CSRWorks is also IIRC’s Foundation Training Partner for approved Training in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. As EcoVadis’ CSR Expert Partner for Southeast Asia, CSRWorks provides training and advisory to suppliers participating in the EcoVadis CSR Assessment.

Learn more about CSRWorks here.

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Strategic Communications


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