We aim to build a culture that encourages our employees to volunteer their time to initiatives that are supported by the business or is important to communities we work in.

Given the socio-cultural traditions evident in Myanmar, philanthropic initiatives are widely encouraged and supported. The organizational culture at MPRL E&P encourages employees to participate in charitable activities led by the company.

MPRL E&P’s knowledge, expertise, and resources are accessed to address social challenges. We recognize that charitable contributions should be aligned with the interests of our business and employees to develop a meaningful social impact.

Supporting corporate philanthropy promotes a sense of company pride and loyalty.


The Dawn is Never Far Away: Aftermath of Cyclone Komen

Volunteering – A culture that exists within employees at MPRL E&P.

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The Dawn is Never Far Away: Aftermath of Cyclone Komen

Volunteering – A culture that exists within employees at MPRL E&P.

MPRL E&P, which operates the well-known Mann field in Minbu Township, embarked upon its first emergency relief effort by doing a rapid needs assessment which would help the company measure the damage caused and identify who were affected and their immediate needs at the onset of a natural disaster involving people as having access to accurate and timely information is crucial for effective disaster response, in eight locations of Minbu Township, including the four emergency camps pitched in the Mann field area, where around 2781 people were residing currently.

Daw Zin Mar Myint who was on the ground as one of MPRL E&P’s CSR Field Team conducting the assessment said, “We were in Ywar Thar Village in Mann Field. A total of 180 households were evacuated and the village was under water. Our assessment told us the community needed clean water and mosquito nets as priorities.” Her description resonated with Daw Than Than Maw who explained how high waters from the Ayeyarwady river had washed away her tomato plantation and she was relocated to Nyaung Zin Relief Camp where the situation was so desperate that she even had difficulty getting drinking water.

At MPRL E&P, inside of a few days, a disaster management committee was set up to effectively address response and recovery needs of the affected communities following the rapid need assessment by reflecting natural disaster management principles in the best possible way. As a result, two humanitarian responses were completed in Magwe Region as part of the community investment initiatives by the company. Meanwhile, MPRL E&P Group of Companies’ employees contributed cash assistance of MMK 3,420,000 for 114 MOGE and MPRL E&P personnel affected by the floods. In addition, 2051 hours of volunteer service were provided by 115 employees, exceeding the target set by the Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications Department in order to encourage the employees’ engagement with the community. In total, MPRL E&P Group of Companies as a whole contributed MMK 756,508,045 by end of August to the Myanmar Floods 2015.

George S. Patton Jr. says ‘I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.’ Similarly, it will not be about how much trouble we are in. Rather, it will be about how highly and quickly we pull through from this adversity through the golden virtues of resilience, patience, leadership and spirit of cooperation and harmony, starting with what we have, not with what we lack, while still being aware of what needs to be learnt at national levels.

Power of Sports to Change Lives and Strengthen Communities

Improving opportunities for young Myanmar nationals to develop new skills, techniques, and mental strength to compete in sailing regattas nationally and world-wide. MPRL E&P’s commitment as a main sponsor has led to hosting the 27th SEA Games and winning gold – a representation of commitment, handwork, and resilience from the Myanmar sailing team.

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Power of Sports to Change Lives and Strengthen Communities

Improving opportunities for young Myanmar nationals to develop new skills, techniques, and mental strength to compete in sailing regattas nationally and world-wide. MPRL E&P’s commitment as a main sponsor has led to hosting the 27th SEA Games and winning gold – a representation of commitment, handwork, and resilience from the Myanmar sailing team.

The MPRL E&P Group of Companies supports and sponsors the Myanmar Yachting Federation (MYF), the Yangon Sailing Club, and the Optimist Dinghy Association of Myanmar. . The purpose of the sponsorship is to encourage Myanmar young people to participate in the sailing sport. For the past twenty years, the Group of Companies has been the sole sponsor of the sailing sport in the country. Athletes are chosen by the Myanmar Yachting Federation Committee based on their physical and mental skills, strengths and weaknesses.

Sponsorship to the Myanmar Yachting Federation, Yangon Sailing Club and Myanmar sailing activities amounted to US$3.20 million and MMK 18,657 million.

MPRL E&P’s Employees Try to Pay Back to the Society

As there is a re-emerging trend of citizen engagement in the community in Myanmar in its new era of rebuilding, various groups dedicated to causes such as human rights, charity, and environment have attracted attention regarding their capability and willingness to donate their time and skills to help others.

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MPRL E&P’s Employees Try to Pay Back to the Society

As there is a re-emerging trend of citizen engagement in the community in Myanmar in its new era of rebuilding, various groups dedicated to causes such as human rights, charity, and environment have attracted attention regarding their capability and willingness to donate their time and skills to help others.

As there is a re-emerging trend of citizen engagement in the community in Myanmar in its new era of rebuilding, various groups dedicated to various causes such as human rights, charity, and environment are getting more and more public attention regarding their capability to fulfill what is fallen short by government and business sectors.

Meanwhile, that based on the monthly contributions, prosocial individuals from MPRL E&P Group of Companies organize fund raising drives and donate to causes such as education, HIV/AIDS and youth development, as well as religious functions has caught Insight!’s attention lately.

Say Ta Nar Shin, which is the name of the group, meaning a kind of mental quality –goodwill and kindness towards fellow human beings in association with moral roots, is composed of the ordinary staff members.

U Yan Aung, Senior Driver, who serves to collect cash and arrange donations, said that he was aware of the trend and felt inspired to kick off with a group within his and his friends’ own capacity.

Their dream was realized for the first time on 6 October 2013, inasmuch as the group donated K 255,000 to the Free Funeral Service Society in Yangon. Since then, the donations have materialized eight times through the help of about 180 members.

Ma Shwe Mar, CSR Assistant at MPRL E&P’s CSR Department, in participating in the latest donation activity at a Buddhist Sister School called Wi Thar Khar, recalled how it has happened to her and how she felt about it.

“I learned that there was a donation group called Say Ta Nar Shin when I was conducting a sustainability section in my work. Me and my team had just won USD 100 in our company’s 25th Anniversary Party’s talent competition and we decided to donate our prize money to the group. We went to Wi Thar Khar with the Say Ta Nar Shin’s members and I felt so sorry when the children there said ‘thank you’ to us.”

The group has no formal structure, nor a treasury body. U Yan Aung explained that he collects cash from the members at the end of each month and the collected are donated once and for all when a certain amount is reached.

When asked as regards the future for the group, U Yan Aung voiced some ideas.

“I have some sort of notion that it would be great if some of our donors-cum-staffs who know how to talk encouraging and educative words to our recipient children, for instance, the ones from Linn Lat Kyal Youth Education Network in Latputta District in Ayeyarwady Division who were orphaned when their parents were killed in 2008 Nargis, the worst Cyclone in the country’s history, can accompany our donation trips. Another thing is the limitation of fund sources; our company has a staff body of 400 or so and if three fourth of it wrote a cheque to us, we would be able to double our capacity to contribute towards the society whose stark deprivations I witness first hand.”

MPRL E&P GROUP OF COMPANIES DONATION HISTORY

Myanmar Yachting Federation

Sports and general donations by year since 1999

18,705
million kyat

+US$3.20
million

Flood Relief

Total amount donated to provide relief items to communities impacted by flooding disasters in 2015 & 2016

781
million kyat

+US$0.02
million

CHARITY & SPONSORSHIPS

Total amount donated to various charities and sponsorships including the 27th Sea Games

1,859
million kyat

+US$0.09
million