PETITION: Tell Thai Union to Stand Up For Human Rights and Our Oceans
"Thai Union Group: As the largest canned tuna company in the world, you have a responsibility to lead the change to truly sustainable fishing methods, and full transparency and traceability of our seafood from ship to plate. As informed citizens and consumers, we expect you to clean up your supply chain and help ensure our oceans, and the people whose livelihoods depend on them, have a fair and sustainable future."
Thai Union, the largest canned tuna company in the world, has been connected to labor abuse and destructive fishing, but is currently considering changes to its operations that would change the seafood industry forever. Thousands of people have demanded better products on store shelves, and the company is listening.
Momentum is growing as retailers, pet food companies, and tuna brands around the globe commit to sell more responsibly-caught products. As the world’s largest supplier of canned tuna, it is up to Thai Union to continue this movement in the right direction -- for workers, marine life, and the ocean.
We have the power to push Thai Union to act immediately.
Some tuna companies are making a genuine effort to Change Tuna
Little by little, things are beginning to shift in the tuna industry, thanks to consumer pressure, and several big players realising that unless they change, there’ll be no industry left.
Retailers like Whole Foods, Target and Costco are beginning to offer to more sustainable and ethical tuna. And leading European tuna brands Princes and John West UK have committed to supplying 100% pole and line and FAD- free purse seine tuna by 2016. In fact by the end of 2016, all of the UK’s major supermarkets and tuna brands should be supplied solely from pole and line and FAD-free purse seining. John West Australia will reach this goal in 2015.
Also by the end of 2016, the entire New Zealand and Australian canned tuna markets should be supplied solely from pole and line, troll, handline and FAD-free purse seining
Brands and retailers in many other countries are also making big improvements.
But it can still feel like a minefield out there on tuna shelves. So Greenpeace has produced a series of tuna ranking guides, to help you figure out which brands are best.