Thai Union achieves a significant milestone as the first Asian producer to secure Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its Mahachai Plant, marking a step towards sustainability in feed production.

Introduction to ASC Certification

The Mahachai Plant, situated in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province, earns ASC Feed Standard certification, showcasing Thai Union’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility in feed production.

Rigorous Audit Process

Thai Union undergoes a thorough audit process conducted by Control Union, ensuring compliance with the ASC Feed Standard’s stringent environmental and social requirements.

Implications for the Aquaculture Industry

ASC CEO Chris Ninnes highlights the significance of Thai Union’s certification, emphasizing its contribution to promoting responsible shrimp farming practices and enhancing sustainability in the aquaculture industry.

Thai Union’s Commitment to Sustainability

Peerasak Boonmechote, CEO of Thai Union Feedmill, underscores the company’s dedication to sustainability, aligning with its global sustainability strategy, SeaChange® 2030, and reinforcing its position as an industry leader.

Incentives for Compliance

Thai Union benefits from the ASC’s incentive program, exempting certified feed mills from license fees on compliant feed production in 2024, further incentivizing sustainable practices in the aquaculture sector.

ASC’s Feed Standard Requirements

An overview of the ASC’s Feed Standard requirements, emphasizing the importance of environmentally responsible raw materials and socially responsible sourcing in feed production.

Transition for Fish Farmers

ASC-certified fish farmers have until October 2025 to ensure their feed supply originates from certified mills, underscoring the imperative of sustainable sourcing throughout the aquaculture supply chain.

Innovative Decarbonization Initiative

Thai Union launches the Shrimp Decarbonization initiative in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and Ahold Delhaize USA, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shrimp supply chain.

Pilot Program Objectives

The pilot program targets significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining product quality standards, reflecting Thai Union’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Leadership in Sustainability

Adam Brennan, Chief Sustainability Officer at Thai Union, emphasizes the transformative potential of sustainable practices, positioning Thai Union as a pioneer in driving sustainability within the seafood industry.


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