People – Shwe Taung Group


Our people are our most important resource. We fully support the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and expect our stakeholders to do the same. We believe that the development of human capital is key to sustainability.


We contribute to Myanmar’s development by creating jobs for the Myanmar people. We employ more than 6,000 people, and plan to hire more as we expand.


We fully support the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We fight against coerced labour, child labour and discrimination of any form. The recruitment of our employees is based on merit, skills, experience, education and ability. A policy of non-discrimination prevails throughout all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to retirement or termination, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, benefits and compensation.


We treat our employees fairly and provide them with equal opportunities for training and development based on their strengths and needs to help them achieve their full potential. Our employees are rewarded fairly according to their ability, performance, contribution and experience. We abide by labour laws which promote fair employment practices. Employees will be guided by the Code of Conduct describing their rights and duties, and will be encouraged to follow a systematic Reporting and Whistle-blowing Policy to ensure that any grievances are promptly dealt with in a fair manner.


We offer a comprehensive benefit package for our employees that includes leave entitlement, health insurance, overtime allowance, and annual performance bonus.


We maintain a safe working environment by providing all employees with the necessary equipment and training. All machines are tested and certified safe for operation before use; and regularly checked and maintained by qualified technician teams. All employees have access to drinking water and are provided with uniforms (when required) and correct personal protective equipment when appropriate. Senior management teams conduct regular safety checks.


We aim to ensure that our employees can enjoy an acceptable standard of living. We provide all employees with food or food allowance for meals during working hours. Every employee has to register with the Social Security Scheme. At remote sites, medical check-ups are insured for employees and doctors are provided in emergency situation. We also provide transportation for employees to commute from their house to and from work.


We aim to empower people. We are committed to providing our employees with fair and dignified employment that maximises each employee’s potential in the long term. Orientation is provided to all new employees. We also provide an extensive range of training programmes in areas that would develop our employees’ skill sets for growth within the company and beyond. Between September 2017 and February 2018, 52% of Group’s employees received specific Code of Conduct training (2-day program). 100% of new employees receive orientation training within 3 months from employment.


We believe a healthy work-life balance for employees is imperative to any successful business. The mental and physical well being of our employees is of the upmost importance to us. We encourage balancing of employees’ workload with sufficient recreational activities. We facilitate the formation of company sports teams and group activities and functions outside of work hours in a relaxed environment. We prioritise family inclusivity and ensure that all of our recreational groups include employees’ family members.

For more information, please download our policies and United Nations Global Compact Communications on Progress.