Handa (Yangon) Social Responsibility

About us

Brief Introduction

Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) is a developing project of Handa Enterprise, established under the "One Belt and One Road" policy. The projects includes 4 subsidiaries: Handa (Yangon) Garment Co., Ltd., Hanboom(Myanmar) Garment Co., Ltd., Hengmao(Myanmar) Garment Co., Ltd., & Hengnuo(Myanmar)Textile Co., Ltd.

Handa Enterprise was established in 1995 and is a Hong Kong wholly-owned company. The company specializes in the research & development, production, dyeing, sales of knitted fabrics, garment design, production, and sales of garment. There are several subsidiaries and production bases in both China and Southeast Asia. Theheadquarter is in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, PRC.

Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. opened four garment factories, as well as a knitting and dyeing factory, in Hlaing Thar Yar and Shew Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Yangon Region, Myanmar. The first garment factory has 25 production lines and 1050 employees. The second garment factory has 82 production lines and 3800 employees, with printing factory and embroidery factory on site. The third garment factory has 35 production lines and 1500 employees. The fourth garment factory has 48 production lines and 2000 employees. The knitting and dyeing plants are still under construction and are expected to open in July 2020.

Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) is a professional knitted garments manufacturer with spacious and bright working environment, advanced production equipment and excellent management system. The company has passed international standard certifications like BSCI, SEDEX, OEKO-TEX,GRS. We have build reputations from customers by always adhering to the quality principle of ‘do not produce defect products, do not accept defect products, do not allow defect products to flow into the next process’ and offering good quality products and services.

As a Chinese-funded company rooted in Myanmar, Handa Enterprise (Myanmar)will always remain true to our original aspiration. In the process of company operation and management, we always adhere to innovation, science and technology, green development. With responsible management we hope to achieve a win-win sustainable development among company, employees and local community.

Brief introduction of production base in Myanmar

HANDA(YANGON) GARMENT CO.,LTD.

Handa (Yangon) Garment Co., Ltd. is in Shew Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar District, Yangon Region, Myanmar. The first factory is located at No.288 SeikKanThar Street ,the building area is 11000 m2,There are 25 production lines, and about 1050 employees. The second factory is located at the corner of U Shwe Pin Road & U Myu Road, Shwe Lin Ban Industrial Zone ,no. 13.14.15, with a construction area of 42,000 square meters, with 82 production lines, and 3,800 employees. Additonally there is a printing and embroidery factory on site.

  


HANBOOM(MYANMAR) GARMENT CO.,LTD.

Hanboom(Myanmar) Garment Co.,Ltd.was established in July 2019, located at Plot NO.480, Watt Mar SuttWunHtauk Road And Matt KhaYar Min Thargyi Road Shwe Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar Township Yangon Myanmar, the building area is 16000 m2,with 35 production lines, and 1500 employees.

  


HENGMAO (MYANMAR) GARMENT CO.,LTD.

Hengmao(Myanmar)GarmentCo.,Ltd.was established in November2019, located at Plot NO.93 ThanLwin Road ShweThanLwin Industrial ZongHlaingTharyar Township Yangon Myanmar,the building area is 25000 m2,with 48 production lines,and 2000 employees.

  


HENG NUO (MYANMAR) TEXTILE CO.,LTD.

Hengnuo(Myanmar)Textile Co.,Ltd. was established in October 2019, located in Shew Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar District, Yangon Region, Myanmar. The knitting factoryis located at Plot NO.484,Watt Mar Sutt Road , the building area is 12000㎡,with 120-150 knitting machines, 4 processing equipment and 100 employees. It is expected to open in July 2020. The dyeing factory is located at Plot NO.447 , 447(A) ,448,Seik kanTharStreet,thebuilding area is 12000㎡, with 21 dyeing tanks, 10 chambers * 6 setting machines, 2 processing machines and 300 employees. It is expected to open in July 2020.

  


Company History

Corporate Culture

Corporate Spirit: Innovation, Integrity, Unity, Responsibility

Corporate Philosophy: The Development of companyis based on providing customers with better services

Company's goal: To become one of the largest and strongest knitted apparel factories in Myanmar

Three principles of working: Perfect work, complete work, Self-improvement

Three principles of quality: do not produce bad products, do not accept bad products, and do not allow bad products to flow into the next process

Economic Indicators

Handa Enterprise (Myanmar), a project aiming for long-term development, is constantly improving its own management,expanding investment, production line and capacity. Under the support of duty-free policy, the sales continues to grow in the last three years, which brings value for customers, employees and investors.

Major economic conditions of the year

Unit: Burmese Kyat(Ten thousand)

Item201720182019Growth rate(2019:2018)
Processing and sales11643481763681.92240077736.12%
Total profit-14356121860.9617812446.17%
Total wages637032859851.2103751520.66%
Per capita income21630535917.7%

Products and Customers

Our company mainly produces knitted fabrics and garments,always adhering to the quality principle of "do not accept bad products, do not produce bad products, not to allow bad products to flow into the next process" in the production process, to provide customers with quality products and services.

In 2019, with the further enhancement of the production capacity of Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) Co.,Ltd, we have always maintained good cooperation with important customers such as Mizuno,Lidl,Honeys,Shikibo,Adastria,Sankyo, KOMERI,Toyoshima,Toyota, Tsusho,SBP,Teijin,ACTIVE BRANDS,CAB, FILA, NEXT, OVS, WILL, and the customer satisfaction rate has always remained at a high level.

During the year, various cooperation merchants frequently came and visited, inspected and negotiated cooperation projects. Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) won the trust of many international companies with our strengths and industrial chain advantages.

In 2019, Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) received ten inspects held by customers and institutions likeDESCENTE,M&S,Yakato,Decathlon,Toyoshima,OVS and international organizations like SEDEX, BSCI, GRS and passed successfully.

Certificate meeting scene

  

certificate

      

During this year, we maintained close communication and relationship with our customers. While striving to meet customers’ requirements and to win customers' respect with quality and service, our company also pays great attention to the respect of customers and the protection of their information, only to safeguard customer rights and interests of both parties.

Company Influence and Social Responsibility

Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) understands that implementing the company's management and social responsibilities is the key to enhancethe competitiveness. Therefore, Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) follows Handa Enterprise’s culture and social responsibility development strategy, integrating social responsibilities into the company's development plan, trying best to improve corporate awareness of social responsibility, in order to become a socially responsible overseas company.

Company Events

In March, Handa (Yangon) company received GRS certification audit. The auditor evaluates the company's quality management, social responsibility system and management materials. Handa (Yangon) was recognized by the auditor and successfully passed the GRS certification.

 

In May, a lancang-mekong investigation delegation led by Xu Yingxin, vice chairman of China textile industry federation and President of textile branch of China council for the promotion of international trade visited the Handa (Yangon) Garment Co., Ltd.The leaders of the company warmly welcomed the delegation and led them visit the production and storage sites of the materials warehouse, cutting workshop, sewing workshop and finished products warehouse.

 

In July,HandaEnterprisereleased its second social responsibility report.Thereport are translated into English, Burmese and Chinese.It is edited based onthe sustainable development goals of the United Nations (SDGs 2030),and the CSR - GATEs report on sustainable development of China's textile and apparel. HandaEnterprise (Myanmar) has systematically and objectively showed its positive actionsin fulfilling its economic, social and environmental responsibilities in overseas operations.

 


In October, the opening ceremony of Hanboom(Myanmar)Garment Co.,Ltd.was held in Shew Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar District, Yangon Region, Myanmar. The opening ceremony was attended by leaders of the Yangon Region, Myanmar provincial government, as well as partners and guests of Handa Enterprise from all over the world.

 

From October 30th to 31st,Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) as an influential garment manufacturer in Myanmar, was invited to attend the third Myanmar Textile Summit. The summit is jointly organized by the Myanmar Garment Association (MGMA) and ECV.We gave a keynote speech on "Efficient, Intelligent and Innovative Textile Technology for Myanmar Textile and Apparel Manufacturing".

At the same time, participated in the symposium, whichwas organizedby European and American professional buyers and representativesof multinational textile and garment enterprises investing in Myanmar.In viewof "how to set up a textile industry chain in Myanmar",weexchangedexperienceson government policies, raw material supply, labor,challenges and countermeasures.

 

Construction of Social Responsibility

Management of Social Responsibility

In the business operation process,HandaEnterprise (Myanmar) strictly follows the requirements of CSC9000T to establish a social responsibility system and actively improves its social responsibility management system, in order to let the company have the ability to undertake more social responsibility, thus forming a positive sustainable development cycle.

In order to strengthen social responsibility construction, our company established a social responsibility management system and a leading group to make it running effectively. The president of HandaEnterprise(Myanmar) is the responsibleperson of the leading group.The general manager of each subordinated company specifically follows the president’s decisions & goals,tracking tasks, and givingsupervision and guidance, and correction. At the same time, the general managers are in charge of collecting social responsibility report data and editing under the guidance of enterprise management department. Company's subordinated departments managers are responsible for following, assessing and managing of the social responsibility construction work based on the company’s instruction; and assisting on the collection and preparation of social responsibility report materials.Each department mustfollows the objectives and tasks of social responsibility construction, and gives feedback. At the same time, on-site guidance, supervision and inspection will also be performed. The departments should continuously improve the performance of the implementation.

In the process of social responsibility management, the social responsibility leading group must ensure that the company's management system and behavior are in line With not only international social responsibility standards But also national & local laws and regulations. Meanwhile, our company actively cultivates employees' awareness of social responsibility, gradually incorporates the content of social responsibility into the company's daily management system, establishes a set of internal organizational systems and rules and regulations, and strives to establish a sound social responsibility information disclosure system. What’s more, we communicate and publicize corporate social responsibility policies to employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders to stimulate their sense of social responsibility and participation. It encourages them to perform due diligence, keep safe production, guarantee quality and quantity, and pays attention to environmental protection at any time, so they may join us with social responsibility as a partner.


In order to further improve corporate social responsibility management, fulfill social responsibility, and establish a good image of Chinese-funded enterprises, HandaEnterprise(Myanmar)Co., Ltd actively participates in the training of social responsibility construction.


Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

HandaEnterprise(Myanmar)Garment follows social responsibility concepts and goals based on company development philosophy and strategic objectives, strives to achieve the corporate social responsibility goals, and company development goals in the long-term.In addition, responsibilities related to market, human, and environment are incorporated into daily management to achieve a win-win relationship between responsibilities and benefits, to promote a successful development of the company.

Social Responsibility Strategy Highlights

Responsibility Level

Highlights

market responsibility

Fully consider factors such as the industry situation, market environment, price trend and labor costs. Develop responsible technologies, products, services, business models and management innovations.

Study and understand local laws and regulations for legal business.

Support fair competition, resolutely oppose unfair competition such as market monopoly, and prevent and punish bribery.

Use the CSR Code of Conduct as a standard for selecting suppliers, and supervise and assist suppliers to meet requirements.

Improve supply chain transparency, reduce conflicts between social responsibility goals and business goals.

Strengthen quality management, strictly follow quality internal control standards, strengthen inspection of manufactured products, ensure product qualification rate and customer satisfaction, and maintain the interests of both parties.

human-based responsibilities

Comply with local labor laws and regulations, protect the legitimate rights and interests of employees, and resolutely not recruit child laborers. To ensure zero discrimination in company's policy on gender, age, religion, ethnicity, marital status, etc. 

Respect employees' rights, never discriminate, harass, abuse, threaten employees, never unlawfully restrict employees' personal freedom, and never use illegal means to force employees to work and comply with management systems.

Sign labor contracts on the basis of equality, voluntariness, consensus, and honesty, and respect the rights of employees to terminate labor relations according to contracts and laws.

Provide employees with a safe and healthy working and living environment to prevent potential health and safety accidents, injuries and diseases.

Emphasis on the growth of employees. Help employees grow and progress through vocational education and skills training. People-oriented care for employees, and actively train Myanmar managers and provide them with the stage and space for their talents.

Enrich the life of employees, organize various cultural and sports activities on a regular basis, care for employees and their families, and actively help employees solve difficulties.

Respect the basic rights of local community residents, participate in or support projects and activities that help the development of communities and residents.

Establish a variety of internal communication and grievance mechanisms, such as employee forums, suggestion boxes, regular union meetings, etc. Properly handle the relationship between employers and labor or labor organizations, and protect employee rights and interests.

environmental responsibilities

Comply with local environmental laws and regulations, obtain and maintain necessary environmental permits and qualifications according to the law, and minimize the company’s negative impact on the environment.

Improve processes and facilities to reduce the use and generation of hazardous substances.

Strictly regulate the disposal of wastes, regularly do a good job of recycling wastes, and uniformly recycle them by government agencies.


Social Responsibility Policy

To ensurea safe, efficient, and green development, HandaEnterprise(Myanmar)integrates the expectations and needs of stakeholders into daily management and operation of the company. At the same Handa Enterprise (Myanmar) is responsible to ensure that the company's management system and behavior are in line with international social responsibility standards, and national & local laws and regulations.


Keep integrity , no fraud.

Law-abiding, no malicious violations.

Never produce or sell inferior goods or shoddy, and never use fraudulent means to seek self-interest.

Beneficiaries: consumers, customers, employees.

Being law-abiding and perform corporate & citizenship obligations according to law.

Beneficiaries: government, industry, employees, consumers.

Fair competition, no monopoly.

Healthy development without damaging the environment.

Win the market with strength, never engage in vicious competition, maintain market order.

Beneficiaries:Peer companies.

The development of the company is not at the cost of damaging the environment, and strictly regulates the disposal of waste and wastewater.

Beneficiaries: community residents, government, society.

Honest cooperation, no bribery.

Perform duties, being responsible.

Against the behavior of corruption, standby the standardbusiness practices and refuse commercial bribery.

Beneficiaries: suppliers, customers,consumers.

Being responsible for employees, customers, consumers, investors, and society.

Beneficiaries: all stakeholders.


Risk Management

HandaEnterprise(Myanmar), as an oversea company faces various complicated risks. We continuouslydevelop the risk prevention management, improve risk management capabilities,and effectively prevent and evade risks in various business operations,in order to maintain the security of oversea assets during business operations.


Major categories of risks and their control measures

Aspects

Risks

Control Measures

Operations

Market changes

Regularly conduct market analysis and analysis on periodic trend, establish long-term cooperation with suppliers and customers.

Quality risks

Establish a testing center to strengthen product testing and improve the quality management system.

Safety and health risks

Regular monthly safety inspections and employee health checkups.

Fire safety risks

Implement fire risk responsible personnel, improve fire-fighting facilities, conduct a total smoking ban on the factory site, and regularly carry out fire safety training and drills.

Legal risks

Hire a local professional legal advisor to prevent unfavorable results of legal regulation violation due to the lack of legal understanding.

Personnel risks

Strengthen people-oriented management, established and complete labor contract system, improve staff communication channels and strengthen employees’ professional ethics education.

Corruption risks

Formulate penalties and improve related systems.

Financial risks

Strengthen internal accounting control, internal management control and exchange rate risk management.

Environment

Policy changes

Adjust investment and business strategies, and negotiate with the local government.

Economic fluctuations

Pay attention to the economic development of Myanmar and predict the impact on the company. The headquarter enterprise adjusts its investment strategy in time.

War or Social turmoil

Apply for overseas investment insurance and personal accident insurance.

Natural disasters

Apply for assets accidental loss insurance and personal accident insurance.

Emergency response

The occurrence of unexpected events can bring certain risks to the company. In order to respond and deal with emergencies in a timely manner, and to minimize losses and avoid serious consequences; HandaEnterprise(Myanmar)has formulated a contingency system for emergencies to ensure a quick response when crisis occurs. 

Aspects

Treatment procedure

Fire accident handling

1.Arrive at the scene of the fire immediately, and pay attention to the safety of the plant. Meanwhile notify Administration Department and EHS Committee members to the site. The security should still stick to the post.

2.Immediately extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher when the flame is found.

3.If a fire extinguisher is still unable to extinguish the fire, the fire department should be called. Notify the company's obligatory firefighters and security personnel to help through telephone or walkie-talkie.

4.Inform the factory staffs (with telephone or walkie-talkie) and supervisors to gather employees to put out fire.

5.In case of serious situation, the fire chief should organize employees to rescue of the company’s valuable property.

6.Managers guide employees to evacuate to safe areas.

7.Assist Firefighters to do the necessary work.

8.After the fire is extinguished, make an inventory of personnel and goods. Save the complete site for the police or insurance company to handle.

Fighting incidents handling

1.Employees’ fighting or threatening the company's management personnel should be promptly stopped. The parties are referred to their department heads and the administrative department. If the parties do not stop, one may join forces with other company personnel to stop them.

2.If there are other employees watching on the scene of the fight, both parties should be taken from the scene to the appropriate place for handling in order to prevent onlookers from clamoring or complicating the scene.

3.In severe situation cases, call the police immediately.

4.Keep fairness in mind when dealing with incidents, never take sides or join one of the parties, stay sensible.

Robbery and Stolen Events handling

1.Suspicious person should be monitored and management personnel should be contacted immediately.

2.Report to the management personnel in time if materials in the factory area were stolen.

3.Protect the scene and it is up to the higher authorities to decide whether to call the police and to assist the local police department in the investigation.

Strike event handling

1.Contact local police and labor department immediately.

2.Administrator from each department should send personnel to assist.

3.Prevent any physical and verbal conflicts.

4.Master the overall situation so as not to increase the dispute.

5.Use peace negotiations to deal with strikes

Epidemic emergency

When an epidemic event occurs, the administration department should  promptly contact the local health department and learnrelevant knowledge. Train employees on preventive measures, or ask health department to do the training course. Meanwhile purchase related medicines and take preventive measures.

Natural disaster emergency

The administration department should contact the local administration to obtain relevant information, and take preventive measures based on the type and nature of natural disasters to prevent or reduce the loss of company personnel and property. Arrange personnel to do job of safety maintenance in the factory area.


HandaEnterprise(Myanmar)Garment joined the Textile and Clothing Branch of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, which is established under the guidance and organization of the Economic and Commercial Department of the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar. It helps the company to understand Myanmar policies,communicate with government agencies, and solve problems.

HandaEnterprise (Myanmar) continuously strengthens its own risk awareness in the business management. Meanwhile Handa Enterprise regularly investigates and analyzes the operation of HandaEnterprise (Myanmar) and its financial situation. Violations with national or local regulations would be corrected and dealt immediately. Local social-economic and political environment would be monitored as well.


Stakeholders’ Participation

Support from customers & investors is importantfor company’s development. Meeting the expectations is conducive to promote corporate social responsibility work. HandaEnterprise(Myanmar) communicates with various sectors through  interviews, meetings, various compliant ways, visit and on-site inspection.

Stakeholders

Content of attention

Communication channels and methods

Employees and labor organizations

Basic rights protection of employees

Crisis management and disaster prevention

Occupational health and safety

Training and Development

Growth incentives

Employee care, benefits, treatment

Democratic management

Morning meetings and regular meetings

Staff seminar

Corporate management meetings

Union meetings

Suggestion mailbox

Collective bargaining

Normalized training

Customers and consumers

100% compliance with the contract

Improve customer satisfaction

Ensure product quality, safety and delivery

Risk Management

International standard certification

Provide good after-sales service for customers and consumers

satisfaction survey

Feedback via phone

Email and Fax

Instant messaging platform

Meetings between two parties

Factory inspection

Visits and Inspections

Suppliers

Supplier qualification review

Honest cooperation and refusal of commercial bribery

No batch quality problems and safety issues for purchased goods

Fair competition, homogeneous goods purchased at the lowest price

Preventing contract disputes

Contracts and agreements

Supplier forum

Technical seminar

Shareholders/Investors.

Business performance

Corporate Management

Business Strategy and Future Planning

Financial Statements

Board meetings

Investors’ visit

Local community

Promote local employment and economic development

Improve the quality of life

Environmental pollution management

Public welfare activities

Community activities

Announcements

Public welfare activities

Environment

Save energy and reduce emissions

Ecological Protection

Meeting standards and accepted by local environmental protection agencies 

Daily supervision and inspection

Media

Information disclosure

Maintain a good relationship with media

Interview coverage

Actively keep in touch with media

Government

Regulatory compliance

Meetings

Notifications

Inspection and instructions

International organizations/NGOs

Improve labour conditions in developing countries

Achieve thorough social compliance and social dialogue

Formulate international standards, agreements and guidelines

Local industry authority

Industry information

Industry activities

Responsible and sustainable development of the garment industry in Myanmar

Industry meetings

On-site instructions

Daily communications


        Handa Enterprise (Myanmar)aims to maximize the long-term value of the company instead of short term benefits. By showing the development data to the shareholders, customers and relative person, We are looking for a win-win cooperation.