Woodside Statement on Myanmar
24 February 2021
Woodside condemns human rights violations. Reports of violence against the Myanmar people participating in peaceful protests are deeply distressing.
We have watched with growing concern since the events of 1 February 2021. Woodside supports the people of Myanmar and we hope to see a peaceful journey to democracy.
We have reduced our presence in country and full de-mobilisation of our offshore exploration drilling team has been completed.
Woodside does not have any producing assets in Myanmar, nor do we currently generate any revenue in Myanmar.
Until we see the outlook for Myanmar and its political stability has improved, Woodside will keep all business decisions under review.
Woodside does not have any direct commercial arrangements with any Tatmadaw-connected organisations.
As a responsible foreign investor in Myanmar since 2013, our conduct is guided by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other relevant international standards.
We will continue to work with industry partners and stakeholders to foster a business environment that respects human rights and supports progress towards openness and democracy in Myanmar.
Woodside signs Statement by Concerned Businesses Operating in Myanmar
Woodside is a responsible and constructive foreign investor in Myanmar. We are committed to investing in education, training and capability-building.
We have signed up to the Statement by Concerned Businesses Operating in Myanmar, issued by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB).