Thai Union becomes ‘first food producer’ on EP100 scheme

The seafood company is aiming to double its energy productivity by 2041, up from a 2016 baseline

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Thai Union has become the ‘first food producer’ and Thailand-listed company to join EP100, a Climate Group global initiative encouraging smarter energy use.

The seafood company is aiming to double its energy productivity by 2041, up from a 2016 baseline.

The EP100 scheme aims to enable major companies to use energy more productively and generate more economic output from every unit of energy they consume.

Dr Darian McBain, Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Thai Union, said: “The world’s oceans are crucial to our business, but more importantly the impact of climate change on them will affect the livelihoods of millions of people.

“Through collaboration with The Climate Group on EP100, we believe that together we can drive positive outcomes for everyone.”

Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Thai Union to our EP100 network. Using energy more productively is essential for addressing the global climate crisis, but progress has been far too slow. We need far more action on energy-saving efforts to slash emissions and benefit businesses.

“The Climate Group congratulates Thai Union on leading by example – we need others in the global food industry to step up and do more with less energy.”