Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd and its employees must, at all times, comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The company will not condone the activities of employees who achieve results through violation of the law or unethical business dealings. This includes any payments for illegal acts, indirect contributions, rebates, and bribery. The company does not permit any activity that fails to stand the closest possible public scrutiny.
All business conduct should be well above the minimum standards required by law. Accordingly, employees must ensure that their actions cannot be interpreted as being, in any way, in contravention of the laws and regulations governing Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd’s operations.
Employees uncertain about the application or interpretation of any legal requirements should refer the matter to their supervisor, who, if necessary, should seek appropriate legal advice.
Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd expects its employees to conduct themselves in a businesslike manner. Drinking, gambling, fighting, swearing, and similar unprofessional activities are strictly prohibited while on the job.
Employees must not engage in sexual harassment, or conduct themselves in a way that could be construed as such, for example, by using inappropriate language, keeping or posting inappropriate materials in their work area, or accessing inappropriate materials on their computer.
Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd expects that employees will perform their duties conscientiously, honestly, and in accordance with the best interests of the company. Employees must not use their positions or the knowledge gained as a result of their positions for private or personal advantage. Regardless of the circumstances, if employees sense that a course of action they have pursued, or are presently pursuing, or are contemplating pursuing may involve them in a conflict of interest with their employer, they should immediately communicate all the facts to their supervisor.
All employees share a serious responsibility for Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd’s good public relations, especially at the community level. Their readiness to help with religious, charitable, educational, and civic activities brings credit to the company and is encouraged. Employees must, however, avoid acquiring any business interest or participating in any other activity outside the company that would, or would appear to:
Employees should avoid investing in or acquiring a financial interest for their own accounts in any business Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd that has a contractual relationship with the company, or that provides goods or services, or both, to Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd if such investment or interest could influence or create the impression of influencing their decisions in the performance of their duties on behalf of the company.
Employees must not accept entertainment, gifts, or personal favors that could, in any way, influence, or appear to influence, business decisions in favor of any person or company with whom or with which Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd has, or is likely to have, business dealings. Similarly, employees must not accept any other preferential treatment under these circumstances because their positions with the company might be inclined to, or be perceived to, place them under obligation to return the preferential treatment.
Regarding the company’s business activities, employees may not receive payment or compensation of any kind, except as authorized under Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd’s business and payroll policies. In particular, the company strictly prohibits the acceptance of kickbacks and secret commissions from suppliers or others. Any breach of this rule will result in immediate termination and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
Employees who have access to Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd funds in any form must follow the prescribed procedures for recording, handling, and protecting money as detailed in Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd’s policies and procedures or other explanatory materials, or both. The company imposes strict standards to prevent fraud and dishonesty. If employees become aware of any evidence of fraud and dishonesty, they should immediately advise their supervisor or seek appropriate legal guidance so that Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd can promptly investigate further.
When an employee’s position requires spending Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd funds or incurring any reimbursable personal expenses, that individual must use good judgment on the company’s behalf to ensure that good value is received for every expenditure..
Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd funds and all other assets of the company are purposed for Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd only and not for personal benefit. This includes the personal use of company assets, such as computers.
Accurate and reliable records of many kinds are necessary to meet Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd’s legal and financial obligations and to manage the affairs of the company. The company’s books and records must reflect in an accurate and timely manner all business transactions. The employees responsible for accounting and recordkeeping must fully disclose and record all assets, liabilities, or both, and must exercise diligence in enforcing these requirements.
Employees must not make or engage in any false record or communication of any kind, whether internal or external, including but not limited to:
Employees must take care to separate their personal roles from their company positions when communicating on matters not involving Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd business. Employees must not use company identification, stationery, supplies, and equipment for personal or political matters.
When communicating publicly on matters that involve Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd business, employees must not presume to speak for the company on any topic, unless they are certain that the views they express are those of Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd, and it is the company’s desire that such views be publicly disseminated.
When dealing with anyone outside Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd, including public officials, employees must take care not to compromise the integrity or damage the reputation of either Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd, or any outside individual, business, or government body.
In all matters relevant to customers, suppliers, government authorities, the public and others in Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd, all employees must make every effort to achieve complete, accurate, and timely communications - responding promptly and courteously to all proper requests for information and to all complaints.
When handling financial and personal information about customers or others with whom Zawgyi Premier Co.,Ltd has dealings, observe the following principles:
We are fully committed to ensuring environmentally friendly practices, in addition to conducting business in a sustainable manner that positively impacts the communities we operate in. Diversity and Inclusion at the workplace is a key component of our HR policy, and we actively promote and encourage it to maintain a healthy gender balance at the workplace. In addition, we do not allow or tolerate discrimination in any form, on the basis of gender, religion, ethnicity, health condition of physical disability. And most importantly, we believe in conducting business honestly, ethically and with integrity, and do not tolerate corruption or bribery in any form.
We are committed to the United Nations Global Compact. And we understand CSR as a process to integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into our business’s operations and core strategy, in close collaboration with our stakeholders – while complying with laws, ethical standards and international norms.
We are steadfast in our commitment to uphold these standards by obeying the law, respecting human rights, paying taxes, providing job opportunities, respecting our employees, abiding by fair labour practices, respecting regional cultures, treating other businesses responsibly, handling our customers responsibly, respecting the environment, developing the health and knowledge of children, being transparent in our dealings and communication, and engaging with stakeholders.
To this end, we reject gender discrimination, corrupt practices, and refrain from benefitting from child labour or forced labour. We favour suppliers who abide by these principles, and try to exclude those that do not.
Our company actively engages in various CSR activities. The exact scope of the CSR activities is determined by the directors, with suggestions from the CSR team.
These activities include training sessions for our employees to enhance their skills, protecting the environment beyond our legal obligations, improving the health and supporting the education of children living in rural areas (through the development of reading skills), increasing farmers’ knowledge of environmental conservation, and improving farmers’ awareness of how their products can become a source of revenue from abroad.
CSR is a core part of our company and involves every employee. We take our role in the community seriously, and this is reflected through our policies and actions.
At Zawgyi, we observe the highest levels of personal and professional ethics in conducting our business. We ensure honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities, and compliance to all applicable laws and regulations. To achieve this, we encourage our employees to immediately report any violation, irrespective of who is involved, without the fear of any adverse consequences. The case will be impartially investigated by the Compliance Officer, and if the accused person is found guilty, the strictest action will be taken against him/her. We are open to feedback and maintain an open door policy, where employees can share their concerns or suggestions to help improve the process.
Zawgyi Premier Co., Ltd is committed to conducting our business with honesty, ethics and integrity. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and our staff are encouraged to use their judgement to promote good practices of business ethics.
We have zero tolerance for corruption, bribery or any other activity that violates Anti-corruption Laws or any other applicable Criminal Laws in every aspect of our business. This policy reflects our desire promote and implement honest and lawful practices in our day-to-day business dealings.
These policies and procedures apply to all Zawgyi Premier’s Directors, officers, employees and relevant business partners, joint venture partners, company’s representatives, venders, contractors and other services providers of Zawgyi Premier.
Corruption is defined as the misuse of entrusted power for one’s private gain or benefit. Corruption can include graft, bribery (including sexual favors), facilitation payments, dishonestly using influence, extortion, nepotism, conflicts of interest, embezzlement, fraud, and other forms of improper business advantages, financial or otherwise, to which the company is not entitled. The most common form of corruption is bribery, where both active (giving) and passive (accepting) acts are seen as dishonest.
The OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention’s defines bribery as “a criminal offence for any person intentionally to offer, promise or give any undue pecuniary or other advantage, whether directly or through intermediaries, to a foreign public official, for that official or for a third party, in order that the official act or refrain from acting in relation to the performance of official duties, in order to obtain or retain business or other improper advantage in the conduct of international business.”
Myanmar’s Anti-corruption Law Art. 3(a) states that “Bribery means the misuse of designation and authority to do something, to avoid from lawful conduct, to benefit lawful right to someone, to untruly prohibit someone’s lawful right, directly or indirectly act of giving, receiving, attempting to receive, offering, promising or discussing bribe from relevant person for himself or herself or for someone else or for an organisation.”
This document has been designed as an extension to the employee’s contract of employment and letter of offer, and incorporates Zawgyi’s policies, procedures, and conditions of employment for all staff. It provides employees with a written framework of what is expected of them, what they can expect from the company and underpins their terms and conditions of employment.
Guidance any matter covered in this document should be sought firstly from your Director, or the Managing Director. If you would like to make a suggestion on new topics to be included in this manual, you may do so by writing to the Managing Director.
The company reserves the right to change policies and conditions of employment without notice. Please refer to this document as your first point of reference in relation to policies and procedures during your career with the company.
Zawgyi Premier Myanmar is a leading import/export company, offering services in the areas of Logistics, Trading and Distribution.Business Philosophy and Corporate Values
Our goal is to sustain continuous growth, enlarge our business and meet customer demands - while playing our role in the development of Myanmar.
We believe in recruiting talented staff and supporting their skills development through an extensive Staff Training programme – and reward employees who display diligence, initiative and commitment. We aim to produce quality, timely work and provide value to clients.Zawgyi Premier Myanmar
Originating as an importer of consumer goods and food products, Zawgyi was established by the Managing Director Mr. Thuyein Myint Shwe and Director Mrs. Sandar Tin Tun in 2003 with the aim of serving multinational companies in Myanmar, at a time when trading activities were limited in the country. Starting off as a husband and wife partnership with no other investors, it transformed into the multi-million-dollar business it is today within a short span of 12 years.
Zawgyi imports foodstuff and consumer products for Myanmar, and supply agricultural products to Europe and Asia. We also provide local import and logistics needs to multinational companies. Our humble beginnings started with border trade between Myanmar and Thailand in 2003. We continue to grow and support the growth of our partners in new and innovative ways.
Zawgyi Premier Myanmar is an equal opportunity employer, regardless of a person’s ethnicity, religion, gender, health, or physical disabilities.Leadership and Integrity
Employees should perform their roles efficiently and promote the company to the best of their abilities, keeping in mind:
It is Zawgyi’s policy that all employees should be treated fairly, consistently and honestly. Employees are encouraged to approach their immediate supervisors to resolve day-to-day matters in accordance with the Open Door policies detailed in Section 5.
All Supervisors and Managers have a responsibility to ensure that employees are treated fairly, consistently and honestly. This includes:
The company has communications programmes that encourage open sharing of information between management and the workforce. This includes:
As Zawgyi is politically-neutral, no cash or other donations are to be made to any political party – either by the company, or by any person doing so on behalf of the company. Any employee intending to contest a seat in an election, is required to resign from their employment prior to nomination for the seat. It is also prohibited for any political or campaign activity to take place Zawgyi. Election material cannot be displayed on any company property.
All employees included on the electoral roll will be given an opportunity to cast their vote during an election.Whistleblowing Policy
Zawgyi requires all employees and representatives to practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities, complying with all applicable laws and regulations.