Seafood giant Thai Union on Wednesday announced that its massive tuna supply chain would be fully transparent by 2025.
The commitment, made in partnership with global conservation organization The Nature Conservancy, is targeting 100-percent "on-the-water" monitoring of its tuna supply chain by adding electronic monitoring on all of its partner vessels.
Thai Union is one of the world's largest purchasers of tuna, producing both private label canned tuna items, as well as items under a suite of brands that includes US brand Chicken of the Sea and the UK's John West, among others.
Last month, Thai Union raked in $400 million (€328 million) in a twice oversubscribed sustainability-linked syndicated loan in both Thailand and Japan for a five-year term.
In 2019, the company created a new team to oversee its sustainability, environment, health and safety (EHS) and communications departments, headed up by Darian McBain, Thai Union's executive advisor for corporate affairs and sustainability.