In Myanmar, people are enthusiastic about the rapid changes that have been taking places recently in a variety of areas. It is agreeable that the changes in our environment are generating both challenges and opportunities nationally, regionally and globally.
We started our business as a trading company in 1999 before we have grown into Dagon Group of Companies of these days, operating nationally and internationally in a number of diverse sectors for international trading. Although they are not monetarily profitable, we selected to diversify into businesses that can benefit for consumers and public and implemented them contributing towards the sustainable development of the national economy.
Furthermore, we would like to express our heart- felt gratitude towards our customers who believe in the quality of our services and products. Similarly, I am sincerely and profoundly appreciating that our members of the workforce have been playing a major role for more than two decades in realizing the goals of our organization.
Lastly, but not least we are warmly welcoming both national and international investors who have been prepared to venture into our business in Myanmar.
Now, we are endeavoring to transform our group from traditional profit making companies into a learning organization activating based on the principles of training and development.
Business Ethics are moral, social and legal principles that guide the way we are obliged to behave in our business individually and organizationally. We regard the protection of our customers, employees, other stake holders, natural resources, environment and the whole society as our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
In this connection, I would like to stress the need to align the issue with the concepts of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community), UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) and UNMDGs (United Nations Millennium Development Goals). Also, the recommendations of CSR Asia should be taken into serious consideration.
Among them, UNGC sets a framework for business to contribute to global priorities, such as climate change, water, food, women’s empowerment, children’s rights, decent jobs, and education. In 2012 May, a number of Myanmar companies including Dagon International Limited joined the Compact after agreeing at a signing ceremony in Yangon to take positive steps for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights in Myanmar.
Let us bravely embrace the opportunities and challenges encountered in this century.
U Win Aung
Chairman, Dagon Group of Companies
- Dagon International Ltd.
- Dagon Agriculture Ltd.
- Dagon Communication Ltd.
- Palm Tree Co., Ltd.
- Thuriya Energy Co., Ltd.
- Thuriya Energy Depot Management Co., Ltd.
- Dagon Food Ltd.
- Dagon Timber Ltd.
- Dagon Rubber Plantation Ltd.
- Dagon Construction Ltd.
- Global Star Co., Ltd.
- Global Woodcraft Industries Ltd.
- Global Sky Co., Ltd.
- Global Investment Holding Ltd.
- Apex Construction Co., Ltd