Thai Union ranked first in food industry on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Thai Union has now been listed for nine consecutive years on the DJSI.
Thai Union Group PCL has been ranked number one in the world in the food industry on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), further validating the progress made under its global sustainability strategy, SeaChange®. Thai Union has now been listed for nine consecutive years on the DJSI, a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of thousands of publicly traded companies.
In the dimensions of Social and Environmental, Thai Union achieved a 100th percentile score while it received a 97th percentile score for the Governance & Economic Dimension. Thai Union also received a 100th percentile score in 18 areas: Materiality, Risk & Crisis Management, Policy Influence, Supply Chain Management, Innovation Management, Environmental Reporting, Environmental Policy & Management Systems, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Biodiversity, Sustainable Agricultural Practices, Water Related Risks, Social Reporting, Human Rights, Living Wage, Talent Attraction & Retention, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Occupational Health & Safety, and Health & Nutrition.
“Sustainability sits at the heart of Thai Union’s business,” said Thirapong Chansiri, president and CEO of Thai Union. “We are ambitious about driving positive change not just in our own operations but across the entire global seafood industry. Through our commitment to ‘Healthy Living, Healthy Oceans,’ Thai Union is implementing industry-leading initiatives that are not just addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the industry but delivering impactful change.”
The top ranking on the DJSI comes after Thai Union was last year ranked number one on the Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI) for the second consecutive time for its performance in delivering toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
During the past year, Thai Union has continued to advance its sustainability strategy entering a partnership with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to strengthen transparency in Thai Union’s supply chains, among others.
The S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) evaluates and assesses the sustainability practices of approximately 10,000 companies globally every year. The CSA enables companies such as Thai Union to benchmark their performance on a wide range of industry-specific economic, environmental and social criteria that are relevant to sustainability-focused investors.