Corporate governanceTo continue to be a company that is trusted by society, the DOWA Group has positioned the strengthening of corporate governance as a key management issue, and is working on it based on the "DOWA Group's Values and Code of Conduct".

CSR Policy

  • We will aim at being an open, transparent company to society.
  • We will respect international agreements and strive to prevent corruption such as bribery.
  • We will make procurement considering CSR.

Progress of Activities

Following is the status of activities for FY2017 and the plan for FY2018 in the field of corporate governance.

FY 2017 Results

Corporate Governance Focus Measures Tasks Indicator Evaluation Main Results
Strengthening of internal control and governance Conducting briefing sessions for internal control More than 140 participants in briefing sessions
for senior executives and managers
A 160 attended
Strengthening of compliance
and risk management
Supporting internal control activities of domestic and overseas companies 10 companies domestic and overseas A Implemented by more than 10 companies
CSR procurement promotion Preparation of easy-to-answer questionnaire Review of question items B Revised the format and company information registration
Expansion of research scope Development of important suppliers in industries
other than manufacturing
A Development of facility equipment manufacturers

FY 2018 Initiatives and Goals

Strengthening of internal control and governance Supporting internal control activities at companies in Japan and overseas   Prepare an executive handbook
Strengthening of compliance
and risk management
Conducting briefing sessions about harassment   3 times
CSR procurement promotion Revise the promotion system and methods   Implement a revision based on exchanges with other types of industries
Promote in-house education   Implement CSR procurement education targeting those responsible for procurement

Focus Measures

Strengthening of Governance - “Environmental business and human rights in Myanmar”

 In the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, where economic liberalization policies are advancing, the number of companies entering from overseas has increased, and resource development, basic infrastructure development (such as transportation and electric power), and construction of industrial parks and commercial facilities are happening rapidly. With such rapid industrialization and urbanization, there is concern that the burden on the environment will increase. In the midst of this, with the rapid increase in waste, the need is rising to promote recycling and appropriate processing. Based on the experience and technology acquired from our environmental management and recycling businesses in Japan, Southeast Asia and China, since 2016 the DOWA Group has been implementing a comprehensive waste management business in Myanmar.


 As Myanmar's first private waste treatment facility, GOLDEN DOWA ECO-SYSTEM MYANMAR (hereinafter referred to as GEM), which is located in the Tirawa Economic Zone in the suburbs of Yangon, provides comprehensive waste management solutions such as transportation of waste, sorting, intermediate treatment, recycling and landfill.

Human right initiatives

 Regardless of the country or region where business is done, fulfilling our responsibility to respect human rights is important, but there are many ethnic minorities in Myanmar, a multiethnic country, and consideration for human rights is strongly required. Based on the UN Global Compact that the DOWA Group is a participant of, GEM is advancing various initiatives in the local community. The basis for carrying out these activities is building mutual trust by understanding the situation of local residents and working to disclose information on the company's corporate activities. In addition to consideration for local residents, we are also working on human rights education for our employees Since December 2016, on Human Rights Day, we have continued human rights education and have explained the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, for learning about the importance of respecting human rights.

Involvement with the local community

  • Meeting once a month with community leaders in the area
  • Collect and transport waste in the neighboring area
  • Regular water quality analysis of the domestic water that residents use

Human rights initiatives

  • Active recruitment of relocated residents
  • Human rights education for employees

Information disclosure

  • Post on our website environmental reports, business activities and a point of contact to support such things as complaints
  • Providing information about our daily work through Facebook
  • Holding business site tours for local residents, students and NGOs
Photograph of monthly meeting

Monthly meeting with community leaders

Photograph of human rights education for employees

Human rights education for employees

Environmental initiatives

 Improper treatment of waste can worsen the living environment and threaten basic human rights by damaging the health of vulnerable people like children and the elderly through water and soil contamination. Instead of dealing with environmental pollution after it has occurred, environmental management is important to prevent it in advance.
 The two waste landfill sites owned by GEM are facilities that are compliant with the first international standard in Myanmar (the standard of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S.) by installing leachate collection drain pipes with multiple water interception structures and gas vents, etc. The waste water treatment plant takes into consideration the impact on the surrounding environment, and it conforms to international standards based on wastewater standards in Japan and other Asian countries. In addition, it has an analysis facility for waste and water quality, and an intermediate treatment facility for recycling. As infrastructure is essential for economic development, it contributes to environmental conservation and improvement of public health in Myanmar.
 In line with the CSR policy of the DOWA Group, GEM is working on CSR activities for all four areas of corporate governance, safety, the environment and society. We aim not only to contribute to society through our business, but also to gain the trust of society through CSR activities, and to grow together.

Photograph of waste disposal site owned by GEM