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.
|Artelia||Asian Research Institute for Environmental Affairs (ARIEL) Pty Ltd||ATALIAN Global Services Myanmar|
|Audaxia Global||Audier & Partners||Beiersdorf|
|Being (Myanmar)||BESTSELLER||Big Dutchman Myanmar|
|CastGlobal Consulting (Myanmar) Co Ltd||Coca-Cola Myanmar||Daizen Myanmar|
|De Heus||Denso Industry Yangon Ltd||DSV Air & Sea|
|Emerging Markets Investment Advisers Pte Ltd||ENI||Ericsson Group|
|GIC Myanmar Co Ltd||Gojo & Company, Inc||Golden Dowa Eco-System Myanmar|
|H&M Group||HEINEKEN||Hirokei Myanmar Systems Co Ltd (HIMS)|
|Hongo Tsuji Tax & Accounting Myanmar Co Ltd||Humology||Japan Create Engineering Co Ltd|
|Japan Valuers (Myanmar) Co Ltd||Jotun Myanmar||Kantar Myanmar|
|KappAhl||Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd||Kubota Myanmar Co Ltd|
|Maersk||MDF Asia Myanmar||Meranti Steel|
|METRO||Mintha Care Co Ltd (Bioderma)||Monkiri|
|MPRL E&P Pte Ltd.||Nestlé||Nishimura & Asahi Myanmar Ltd|
|Ooredoo||Otsuka Myanmar Co Ltd||PERM|
|Rice||Schenker Myanmar Co Ltd||SCS Global Consulting Myanmar Ltd|
|Telenor||TNY Legal Myanmar Co Ltd||TOTAL|
|Unilever||Unocal Myanmar (Chevron)||Woodside|
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)||ABC Beauty Co Ltd||ABC Content Solutions Co Ltd|
|ABC Convenience Stores||ABC Development Co Ltd||ABC Fashion Co Ltd|
|ABC Logistic Co Ltd||ABC Medical Solution Co Ltd||ABC Mobile Co Ltd|
|ABC Telecomm Co Ltd||ACP Management Co Ltd (Ascent Capital)||Agriculture & Food Services International Myanmar (AFSIM) Co Ltd|
|alba Group||All Myanmar Advisors||Alpha Power Engineering|
|Amata Holding Public Co Ltd||Amiways||ANNAM Myanmar Co Ltd|
|Anthem Asia||Arakan Nature Lodge Co Ltd||Ayeyarwaddy Seeds & Irrigation Co Ltd|
|Better HR||Better Life Education & Career Supporting Centre||Better Version Institute|
|BOD Tech Ventures Co Ltd||Botanical Cosmetics Co Ltd||Bridge|
|Bumble Bee Professional Cleaning Service||Burgundy Hills||Burma Watches|
|C-ACTO Myanmar Co Ltd||CCEducare Myanmar||CityMart Holdings Ltd (CMHL)|
|Clean Pro Professional Cleaning Company||Conyat Create||Cube Digital|
|D2D Co Ltd (Zay2Go)||Dagon Group of Companies||DedaaBox|
|Doh Eain||Doughnut Group Co Ltd||Early Dawn Microfinance|
|EcoStart Myanmar Co Ltd||Edify||ERA Myanmar|
|Ever Flow River Group Public Co Ltd||EXO Travel||Ever Sunny Industrial Co Ltd|
|Exploration Travel Myanmar||First Myanmar Investment (FMI)||Flymya.com|
|Focus Asia Myanmar||Frontier Myanmar||Get All Myanmar Co Ltd|
|Global Sky Services Ltd||Global Wave Technology||Global United Myanmar Ltd|
|Greenovator Co Ltd||Green & Partners Architects||Hana Microfinance|
|HEKS/EPER Myanmar Ltd||H.I.S Myanmar Travels||Hla Day Myanmar|
|Howe Sustainable||IGE Group||IME Group|
|IMPACT Co Ltd||Information Matrix||Inle Heritage Co Ltd|
|Inle Princess Co Ltd||Innoveller Co Ltd (MMBUSTICKET)||Inspiral Creative|
|International Leadership University||Javelin Services||Jewel Palace Trading Co Ltd|
|JM Company Ltd||JobNet Myanmar||JP & MM Bridge Material Co Ltd|
|Kalaw Vista Bed & Breakfast||Kasante||KBZ Bank|
|KFC Myanmar||K Global Co Ltd||KMD Co Ltd|
|Legacy Music Network Co||L-IFT (Myanmar) Co Ltd||Linklusion|
|Lucy Wayne & Associates||Luther Myanmar||Maha Agriculture Public Co Ltd|
|Mahar Mobile App||Maia Travel & Tours||Mango Group|
|MAPCO||Mee Panyar||Memories Group|
|Mickey’s Real Wood||Microfinance Delta International Co Ltd||Mira Travels & Enterprises Ltd|
|MODULAR - Myanmar Home Design Ltd||Monsoon Restaurant and Bar||Moonji Production|
|M Pride Co Ltd||Mr Chef & Pizzamaru Myanmar||MultiVerse Advertising|
|MVC Accounting||Mya Ayer Group||Myanma Awba Group|
|Myanmar B2B Management Magazine||The Myanmar Fly Fishing Project Co Ltd Gty||Myanmar Indobest Co Ltd|
|Myanmar Parkview Tours Ltd||Myanmar Polestar DMC & MICE Management||Myanmar Shalom Travels|
|Myanmar Survey Research||Myan Shwe Pyi Tractors Ltd (MSP CAT)||My Mentor Myanmar|
|Nexlabs||OnDoctor Co Ltd||Organic Valley|
|Pacific Andaman (SEA) Co., Ltd.||Parami Energy Group including 8484 Co Ltd.||Pegu Partners|
|The Pink Sun||Platform||Pochi|
|Pro Niti Co Ltd||Proven Group||Proximity Designs|
|Pun Hlaing Hospitals||Red House Bar & Restaraurant Ltd (Kalaw)||Sampan Travel|
|Sanctum Inle Resort||SCM Legal||Seagram Myanmar|
|Shwe Bank||ShweProperty||Sin Sar Bar|
|SITHAR Coffee||Smart Way Travel||Strategy First Education Group Ltd.|
|TMW Group of Companies||The Tokyo Enterprise Co Ltd||Top HR Solutions|
|Tour Mandalay||uab bank||uab securities|
|Uncharted Horizons||Vero Public Relations||Victoria Hospital|
|Virya Myanmar||The Warehouse Myanmar Co Ltd||The Water Agency|
|Wave Money||Yangon Door2Door||Yangoods|
|Yoma Group||Zingo Myanmar (Guava Ventures Ltd)||
The statement has also been endorsed by EuroCham Myanmar and circulated to members by a number of other international Chambers of Commerce in Myanmar.