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Pwint Thit Sa follow-up: MCRB holds workshops on Human Rights Policy and Human Rights Reporting Framework

The Pwint Thit Sa project, also known as Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME), is intended to encourage increased transparency by Myanmar businesses.
The Pwint Thit Sa project, also known as Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME), is intended to encourage increased transparency by Myanmar businesses.

As part of its programme of enhancing Myanmar companies’ understanding of international standards and transparency, MCRB recently organised two half-day workshops in Yangon with a human rights and business focus.


The first, on 22nd October, focussed on how to develop a human rights policy. It was attended by 41 participants, mostly from Myanmar companies, including staff  working in human resources, compliance, community and corporate relations, and communications. 

The presentation and discussion covered the Pwint Thit Sa project, which human rights are relevant to business and what a corporate  human rights policy for business looks like, as well as international standards, including the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Opening Remarks - Human Rights Policy - Best Practice Workshop
Document PDF, 576 downloads, Oct 22, 2014
What is Responsible Business? What are International Standards?
Document PDF, 549 downloads, Oct 22, 2014

The workshop also heard from Anastacia Howe on MPRL E&P’s development of their human rights approach, and other companies shared their experiences. 

Business and Human Rights: Mainstreaming Best Practices
Document PDF, 535 downloads, Oct 22, 2014

Bobbie Sta. Maria  of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, a website resource which gathers examples of company policies, presented on what other companies do, and international best practice on human rights policies.


On 3rd November, MCRB organised a half-day workshop on “Human Rights Reporting Frameworks” in Yangon for 40 participants from both local and foreign businesses operating in Myanmar. 

Speakers included Vicky Bowman (MCRB), Bobbie Sta. Maria and Anna Triponel (SHIFT) who presented on the Business and Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI).

Belinda Ford from Coca Cola Myanmar spoke about Coke’s experience of reporting against the State Department’s Reporting Requirements for US companies investing in Burma:

Responsible Investment in Myanmar - The Coca Cola Company
Document PDF, 547 downloads, Nov 05, 2014
Responsible Investment in Myanmar - Second Report
Document PDF, 535 downloads, Nov 05, 2014

Participants shared their experiences of assessing and reporting on the human rights impacts of their businesses.

 






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