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.
Labour abuse at sea
Working conditions aboard fishing vessels are among the worst in the world. Far out at sea, there is almost no scrutiny, leading to human rights abuses, slave labour and human trafficking.
Some of the stories are truly horrific: men forced to remain at sea on dangerous cramped boats for months on end, inadequate sanitation, threats, beatings, and in the most extreme cases, murder.
If boats rarely come into port, abused crews have no means of communicating their plight.