Sustainability

Delivering Lasting Solutions through Community Partnerships, Engagement and Support

The Vision statement is built on the four value pillars:

Improving LivesSustainable DevelopmentPartnershipsCare and Concern
We are committed to improving the lives of farmers and their families, women and children through sustainable solutions with long-term impact.
Our ongoing programmes and initiatives focus on generating inclusive growth while reducing environmental impact along our value chain.
Supporting clinics, hospitals and medical facilities for better healthcare services

Our CSR Programmes

Healthcare
Supporting clinics, hospitals and medical facilities for better healthcare services
Education
Upgrading school buildings and facilities for a better learning environment
Clean Drinking Water
Improving community health and well-being with better access to quality drinking water
Infrastructure Projects
Building electricity networks and roads to facilitate access and travel to communities
Disaster Relief
Providing financial aid and necessary supplies to disaster-struck villages

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

AWBA Group hears and understand the concerns of the villagers of Hmawbi Township and is therefore committed to ensuring our plant – Hmawbi Agricultural Input Complex (HAIC) – are in line with international health, safety and environment standards.

To this end, we engaged a third-party to conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) based on the Environmental Laws of 2003.

After revised environmental regulations were put in place by the Ministry of Environment in December 2015, we conducted a new ESIA with the guidance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This latest assessment is complete and submitted to the Myanmar Investment Commission and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Grievance Mechanisms at Work in Hmawbi Community

What is a Grievance Mechanism?

A tool developed to create healthy and informative communication between project-affected community members and AWBA, should a complaint or suggestions arise.

AWBA’s Unique Beliefs and Approach

  • Training community volunteers
  • Utilising engaging tools such as cartoons to effectively teach
  • Posting a sign board and distributing informational pamphlets to community

How They Work

Create two-way communication between community members and AWBA

Ensure community members are given a voice

Mitigate and manage risks associated with the project

Obtain social licence to operate in the community

Our Progress So Far

Between December 2017 and December 2019, the community volunteers processed a total of 56 complaints.

100
%

Cases Resolved

84
%

Are satisfied with outcome

100
%

Are satisfied with the process

Click below to view the full report as of December 2019.

Community Volunteers

Community volunteers from the village are selected in order to inform their community about new methods for reporting complaints and suggestions, known as grievance mechanisms. They are key in liaising between the community and the respective business.

Volunteers

Zin Mar Win

“Now I have learned that women can participate in development activities, I am going to encourage more women to participate too.”

Myint Aung Naing

“I volunteer because I would like to learn about the information, processes, and share my knowledge and experience with my community.”

San San Myint

“Only collaboration can generate outcomes that are good for both parties.”

Ye Linn Naing

“My view is that we must not just expect things from someone, but we also must put effort and work into addressing problems together.”