Statement by Concerned Businesses Operating in Myanmar
Since 1 February, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business has engaged with many multinational and Myanmar businesses to help them navigate the business and human rights challenges which they are facing.
At the request of some of these companies, MCRB has facilitated the statement below, to which the companies whose names are listed have aligned. Any other company – international or Myanmar - which wishes to align to this statement is invited to contact MCRB.
Our companies, as investors in Myanmar, have watched with growing and deep concern the developments in Myanmar since the declaration of a state of emergency on 1st February.
Through our investments, operations, local partnerships and products, we support over a hundred thousand local jobs. The safety, security and wellbeing of our employees and those employed by our suppliers remains our primary concern. In recent days, we have sought to adapt our operations to ensure the safety of our employees and the provision of essential services to the Myanmar people – whether food and drink, electricity, telecommunications, financial services, logistics, healthcare or manufacturing - while respecting the individual rights to freedom of expression of our employees and the people of Myanmar.
As investors, we inhabit a ‘shared space’ with the people of Myanmar, including civil society organisations, in which we all benefit from respect for human rights, democracy and fundamental freedoms – including freedom of expression and association - and the rule of law. The rule of law, respect for human rights, and the unrestricted flow of information all contribute to a stable business environment.
We have always sought to operate in Myanmar transparently, and in line with core ILO Conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This includes undertaking ongoing human rights and wider business integrity due diligence, and complying with applicable sanctions, as well as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Anti-Bribery Act and Myanmar anti-bribery laws.
We will also continue to work hand in hand with local business partners which share the same approach. We believe our business presence, practices, and advocacy for a level playing field for all businesses, and our commitment to international human rights standards contribute in a significant way to the journey of openness and democracy in Myanmar.
We remain committed to our employees and to the people of Myanmar. We hope to see a swift resolution of the current situation based on dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar.
|Audaxia Global||Audier & Partners||BESTSELLER|
|Big Dutchman Myanmar||Bolloré Logistics||CANAL+|
|Carlsberg||Coca-Cola Myanmar||De Heus|
|DSV Air & Sea||ENI||Ericsson Group|
|Jotun Myanmar||Kantar Myanmar||KappAhl|
|Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd||LITHAN||Maersk|
|MDF Asia Myanmar||METRO||Monkiri|
|Rice PR||Schenker Myanmar Co Ltd||Telenor|
As Myanmar companies, we are aligned with the concerns expressed in this statement. We too have sought to adapt our operations to ensure the safety of our employees and the provision of essential services to the Myanmar people while respecting the right to freedom of expression. We are also committed to operating responsibly, with integrity, and in line with international business and human rights standards.
|360ed (EdTech)||Agriculture & Food Services International Myanmar (AFSIM) Co Ltd||All Myanmar Advisors|
|Alpha Power Engineering||Amata Holding Public Co Ltd||ANNAM Myanmar Co Ltd|
|Ayeyarwaddy Seeds & Irrigation Co Ltd||Better HR||Better Version Institute|
|Bodhi Nava Cafe and Hostel||BOD Tech Ventures Co Ltd||Botanical Cosmetics Co Ltd|
|Bridge||Bumble Bee Professional Cleaning Service||Burgundy Hills|
|Burma Watches||CCEducare Myanmar||CityMart Holdings Ltd (CMHL)|
|Conyat Create||Clean Pro Professional Cleaning Company||Cube Digital|
|Dagon Group of Companies||Doh Eain||Edify|
|ERA Myanmar||Ever Flow River Group Public Co Ltd||EXO Travel|
|Exploration Travel Myanmar||First Myanmar Investment (FMI)||Flymya.com|
|Get All Myanmar Co Ltd||Green Gallery||Hla Day Myanmar|
|Howe Sustainable||IGE Group||IME Group|
|Information Matrix||Inle Princess Co Ltd||Inle Heritage Co Ltd|
|Innoveller Co Ltd (MMBUSTICKET)||Inspiral Creative||Javelin Services|
|Innoveller Co Ltd (MMBUSTICKET)||JobNet Myanmar||Kasante|
|KBZ Bank||KFC Myanmar||KMD Co Ltd|
|Legacy Music Network Co||L-IFT (Myanmar) Co Ltd||Linklusion|
|Maha Agriculture Public Co Ltd||Maia Travel & Tours||Mango Group|
|MAPCO||Mee Panyar||Memories Group|
|Monsoon Restaurant and Bar||Moonji Production||Mr Chef & Pizzamaru Myanmar|
|MultiVerse Advertising||Mya Ayer Group||Myanma Awba Group|
|The Myanmar Fly Fishing Project Co Ltd Gty||Myanmar Shalom Travels||Myan Shwe Pyi Tractors Ltd (MSP CAT)|
|My Mentor Myanmar||Nexlabs||Organic Valley|
|Pacific Andaman (SEA) Co., Ltd.||Parami Energy Group including 8484 Co Ltd.||Pegu Partners|
|Platform||Pochi||Pro Niti Co Ltd|
|Sampan Travel||Sanctum Inle Resort||SCM Legal|
|Proven Group||Pun Hlaing Hospitals||Seagram Myanmar|
|Shwe Bank||ShweProperty||Sin Sar Bar|
|The Tokyo Enterprise Co Ltd||Tour Mandalay||uab bank|
|uab securities||Vero Public Relations||The Warehouse Myanmar Co Ltd|
|The Water Agency||Wave Money||Yangon Door2Door|
|Yoma Group||Yoma Bank|
The statement has also been endorsed by EuroCham Myanmar and circulated to members by a number of other international Chambers of Commerce in Myanmar.