Thai Union, a producer of seafood products based in Thailand, will reform its global supply chains in efforts to beneficially impact both the oceans and its staff. This decision follows two years of efforts by Greenpeace, which campaigned for this in a bid to curb and expose the human and environmental harm caused by the fishing industry.
“This marks huge progress for our oceans and marine life, and for the rights of people working in the seafood industry,” said Greenpeace International Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid. “If Thai Union implements these reforms, it will pressure other industry players to show the same level of ambition and drive much needed change. Now is the time for other companies to step up, and show similar leadership.”
As a result of the campaign, Thai Union’s commitments include the following:
“We are happy to hear about this victory,” says Steve Campbell, Campaigns Leader for the Environment Programme, Oak Foundation. “Greenpeace have done a good job here and we hope that they continue to use such excellent strategy in the future.”
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