Toshiba's response concerning Upper Yeywa
7 August 2020
Regarding the Upper Yeywa hydropower dam project, our Chinese subsidiary has a business contract with China’s Zhejiang Orient Engineering Co., Ltd. and we supply hydro turbines and generators to Zhejiang Orient Engineering which is the Upper Yeywa Hydropower Plant project’s EPC* contractor who then supply to Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise.
*EPC: Engineering, Procurement and Construction
We have shared this with Zhejiang Orient Engineering and have asked Zhejiang Orient Engineering to check the current situation. After confirming the situation and if we find it necessary we will request Zhejiang Orient Engineering to ask Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise to take appropriate measures.
Toshiba Group is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and our policy on human rights is stipulated in the Toshiba Group Standards of Conduct. We recognize our responsibility to respect the human rights of all stakeholders involved in our business operations.
Toshiba Group will endeavor to continue to fulfil our CSR responsibilities throughout the value chain and we will work closely with our business partners to enhance their efforts to improve any human rights violations found, if any.