Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) and Nichirei Fresh Inc, a leading Japanese seafood supplier, have joined forces in a groundbreaking project aimed at preserving biodiversity and safeguarding mangrove ecosystems. The initiative not only reinforces their commitment to a sustainable food supply chain but also aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The project’s official launch witnessed volunteers from both companies coming together under the guidance of their representatives to plant diverse species of mangrove trees in the coastal wetlands of Tha Prig subdistrict, located in Thailand’s Trat province.
Motohiro Kiuchi, a group leader at Nichirei Fresh, highlighted the company’s dedication to ethical business practices and its adherence to the principles of the “Circular Economy.” He emphasized the significance of preserving mangrove ecosystems as a crucial factor in maintaining sustainable shrimp supply chains. Similarly, Winai Danvattana, a consultant for CPF, reiterated the company’s commitment to sustainable food production and its ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This collaborative venture represents a remarkable milestone in achieving the SDGs. By taking an active role in addressing these pressing environmental concerns, CPF and Nichirei Fresh are charting a new path towards sustainable growth. Their collective efforts also serve as a positive response to global initiatives focused on environmental preservation and mitigating the impact of climate change.