This white paper finds that to address the root causes of challenges at both the systemic and factory level, businesses should develop context-specific, multistakeholder, and collaborative solutions. The garment sector can achieve this in Myanmar by proactively engaging on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and working to form long-term partnerships that build capacity both within the industry and at the systemic level.

Additionally, the paper highlights four priorities for action in Myanmar: strengthening industrial relations, developing modern human resources practices, eradicating child labor, and securing land rights.

We invite garment-sector stakeholders to join BSR's Myanmar Responsible Sourcing Working Group, which will take specific, on-the-ground actions that generate long-term impacts. Please email us at for more information.

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