Thai Union has published its ninth annual sustainability report, covering the period January to December 2021.
The company said that the report indicates how its 'Sea Change' sustainability strategy is helping to transform both its own operations and the global seafood industry.
During the year, Thai Union said that it completed its first greenhouse gas inventory across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions as well as introducing commitments to address illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and modern slavery.
Elsewhere, it adopted the 'employer pays principle' to ensure no worker should pay for a job, and donated nearly one million servings of food and COVID-19 supplies as part of its 'Thai Union Cares; programme.
Commenting, Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union said, “[The year] 2021 marked another great year for Thai Union in our sustainability journey.
"While we faced the ongoing challenge of COVID-19 and the risks it created for our business, the pandemic did not prevent us from continuing our long-term efforts to pursue positive change, not just across our own business but also the broader seafood industry."
Adam Brennan, group director of sustainability at Thai Union added that the group is "incredibly proud" of its achievements during the year.
"We are also excited about our future plans, which will extend even further our leadership role in the industry, starting with a significant revision to SeaChange, including setting new goals and commitments to 2030," he said.
This year, the sustainability strategy of Thai Union is to receive a major update, including the introduction of new science-based targets.
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