Thai Union tops Dow Jones Sustainability Index for food firms
Thai Union, the global tuna and seafood conglomerate from the Kingdom of Thailand, took first place in the food industry category in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the third time in the last nine years the company has finished in the top spot.
“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.”
The Dow Jones ranking is further validation of a remarkable operations and reputation program called SeaChange of Thai Union.
It worked with environmentalists, civil society groups, suppliers and large customers, labor rights organizations and United Nations agencies to advance its practices, and evolve into a standard bearer for responsible fishing. All while becoming the world’s largest tuna company.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is a set of indices evaluating the performance of thousands of publicly traded companies. Thai Union was ranked number one on the Food Products Industry Index.
The company achieved a 100th percentile score in the the Social and Environmental dimensions index and a 97th percentile score for the Governance & Economic Dimension index.
It also received 100th percentile scores in 18 other 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, Health & Nutrition.