Thai Union publishes 2023 Sustainability Report highlighting progress towards 2030 goals

The company reduced greenhouse gases for Scope 1 & 2 by 8.8% in 2023 compared to 2022.

June 4, 2024

Thai Union Group PCL has published its 2023 Sustainability Report, highlighting the progress made towards the goals outlined in its ambitious SeaChange® 2030 sustainability strategy.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of Thai Union’s initiatives to deliver against its goals and underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and sustainable development.

During 2023, Thai Union’s work on the SeaChange® 2030 strategy led to several achievements, including:

  • Reducing greenhouse gases for Scope 1 & 2 by 8.8% in 2023 compared to 2022.
  • Becoming a signatory to two ambitious global environmental initiatives - Ocean Breakthroughs and Transforming our Food Systems at the UN 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) on Climate Change.
  • Launching the Shrimp Decarbonization initiative, developed with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Ahold Delhaize USA, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Publishing its Human Rights Risk Assessment and updated Human Rights Policy

“Thai Union’s commitment to sustainability is stronger than ever, and the progress we have made in 2023 is a testament to our dedication to leading positive change within the seafood industry,” said Thai Union Group CEO Thiraphong Chansiri. “Our SeaChange® 2030 strategy not only sets ambitious goals but also lays a clear path towards achieving them. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I am proud of the strides we have made and remain deeply committed to driving further improvements not just across our operations but the industry around the world.”

SeaChange® 2030 includes broad and aggressive goals that will drive global impact for both people and planet, while actively supporting the delivery of 10 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The goals include a 42% reduction in Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050; a THB 250 million (more than USD 7 million) investment towards the protection and restoration of critical ecosystems; implementation of zero water discharge, zero waste to landfill and zero food loss at its five key global facilities by 2030; ensuring 100% of Thai Union’s shrimp is produced minimizing ecosystem impact, extending its responsible wild-caught sourcing program to all key species, and providing a safe, equitable, and decent workplace.

“Each year, we push the boundaries of our industry in sustainability, and 2023 was no exception,” said Adam Brennan, chief sustainability officer at Thai Union. “The advancements detailed in our latest Sustainability Report reflect our ongoing efforts to protect our oceans, support our communities, and ensure the long-term viability of our business. With SeaChange® 2030, we are well-positioned to continue this critical work and inspire others to join us in these efforts.”

Download the report here.