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Thai Union Refutes Finnwatch Accusation In Reaction To Customers Thailand, February 5, 13

Thai Union last week issued a statement to its customers in which it reacted to the Finnwatch report accusing the company -along with Unicord- of several poor social practices. Finnwatch accusations regarded child labor, and employing illegal workers and under-paying them. Here you will find the statement that Thai Union sent to its customers, explaining the company’s position:
Recently, a group out of Finland called Finnwatch alleged several mistruths about Thai Union Manufacturing (TUM), a subsidiary of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL (TUF), including the allegation that TUF employs individuals younger than the legal working age.
TUM refutes these allegations and not only abides the Thai law, but also operates with integrity, high ethical standards and holds human rights at the forefront of all business decisions.
All applicants must provide government-issued documentation verifying age and legality to work. All documentation is rigorously checked, and Thai Union is subject to regular government audits by the Ministry of Labor to ensure compliance with Thai law, along with numerous other social responsibility audits from our multi-national customers around the world.
We have never hired an individual of non-legal working age or been found to be in violation of issues related to child labor.
As a leading global player in the seafood industry, we strive to be an employer of choice. This means ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce. Should you have any questions about our best practices employed in our production plants, we are happy to answer them. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.