Telenor addresses underage labour, corruption and site fatalities

At a sustainability briefing yesterday – the third given by the Norwegian operator, which is the only telco to hold a public event discussing these issues – Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg covered major risks in the telecoms sector ranging from land issues to health and safety concerns. And though the company has taken measures […]

Sourcing garment from low labour cost countries – post significantly higher risk

Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but may also be exposed to the highest risks, a new global ranking suggests. While there’s no doubt the cost competitiveness of these labour markets is extremely attractive, it may be offset by the risks posed […]

Gap Report Outlines Issues With Sourcing in Myanmar

As the first American retailer to resume sourcing in Myanmar since U.S.-levied sanctions were eased following the country’s military rule, Gap Inc. elected to publish a report evaluating its supply chain risks to paint a picture of local conditions and aid in development of responsible sourcing practices for the Southeast Asian nation. In a voluntary […]

Telenor uncovers child labour usage in Myanmar network build

Telenor discovered that contractors constructing its new mobile network in Myanmar have been using child labour to develop base station sites in advance of the operator’s launch of commercial services in the country in September. In a presentation on Telenor’s Myanmar sustainability update, the company said it found three incidents of child labour being used […]