Thiraphong Chansiri, chief executive officer of the Thai Union Group, shared his views on sustainable development as part of a panel discussion held during the launch of the Thailand Responsible Business Network in Bangkok on December 4. Other panelists participating in the event were executives from Ray Social Enterprise and companies including HomePro, AIS and Minor International.
“Thai Union has been working on sustainability for many years. Our goal is to move beyond compliance and into leadership of the industry,” said Thiraphong. “Sustainability is not just a trend. It has become a business advantage, and we understand very clearly that having a robust sustainability policy, as we do with SeaChange, provides enormous opportunities for the business as consumers and markets increasingly refuse to buy products from companies that don’t take this issue seriously. We are also very clear that we don’t compromise on our sustainability standards.”
The launch of the Thailand Responsible Business Network was presided over by Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chanocha. He gave the opening speech, pressing the partnership between public and private sectors to work responsibly together to drive the country’s economy while meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Thailand Responsible Business Network was founded by the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Bank of Thailand, the UN Global Compact Network Thailand and other organizations in the nation’s capital market, with the aim of driving change and development among listed companies and businesses in Thailand in three areas: low-carbon emissions, inclusivity and good governance.
Thai Union Group is a major producer and marketers of frozen and shelf-stable seafood products, with annual sales exceeding THB 133.3 billion (approximately US $4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 47,000 people. seafood products.