Telenor Myanmar pushes sustainable, responsible growth

23 March 2019
Telenor Myanmar pushes sustainable, responsible growth
CEO of Telenor Myanmar Sharad Mehrotra delivers the speech at the 6th annual sustainability briefing at Park Royal hotel in Yangon on 22 March. Photo: MNA

Telenor Myanmar says it is focusing on new sustainability initiatives that zero in on key sustainability areas contributing to sustainable and responsible growth in Myanmar, according to a report on the Global New Light of Myanmar.

The company’s key initiatives include Mobile Connectivity, Impact on Economy, Supply Chain Integrity, improving Safety, Operations in Ethnic Areas, Tackling Hate Speech and Empowering Society.

“At Telenor, we focus on responsible business practices across all of our markets. We work systematically to address risks and to maximize the positive impact of our business. Doing business the right way is important for market like Myanmar and we have made sure that all of our services are presented to the public in a safe and sustainable way,” said Sharad Mahrotra, CEO of Telenor Myanmar, speaking at the 6th annual sustainability briefing in Yangon on 22 March, according to the newspaper.

“Today, Myanmar is no longer a greenfield market but the growth of the market needs guidance from proper rules and regulations. We all need to work and listen closely to business practices around Myanmar because transparency and responsibility is not just the right way to do business but the only way. I believe that our approach in sustainable business is improving year after year,” said Mr Mahrotra. 

According to the CEO, the Telenor youth Forum is an example of Telenor’s effort to reduce inequalities where bright young minds across the world gathers to solve and tackle challenges surrounding inequalities.