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.
Acteus adidas Amer Sports 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 Bolloré Logistics CANAL+ Carlsberg 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 Fresh Studio Frontiir Gojo & Company, Inc Golden Dowa Eco-System Myanmar H&M Group HEINEKEN Hirokei Myanmar Systems Co Ltd (HIMS) Humology Japan Create Engineering Co Ltd Japan Valuers (Myanmar) Co Ltd Jotun Myanmar Kantar Myanmar KappAhl Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd Kubota Myanmar Co Ltd LEOPALACE21 LITHAN L’Oréal 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 Yara Zuellig Pharma
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 Bodhi Nava Cafe and Hostel 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 Green Gallery 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 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 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. Sushi Academy Thibi ThitsaWorks 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 Yever YKKO Yoma Bank 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.