Delivering Lasting Solutions through Community Partnerships, Engagement and Support
The Vision statement is built on the four value pillars:
Our CSR Programmes
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.
Are satisfied with outcome
Are satisfied with the process
Click below to view the full report as of December 2019.
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.