Lafargeholcim Closes Myanmar Subsidiary
Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim says it is liquidating its subsidiary in Myanmar. The group says it decided in 2017 to exit its operations in Myanmar. Subsequently, it wound the company down in 2018, with no local employees and no product sales.
The announcement follows the discovery by the Sonntags Zeitung newspaper of military links (Tatmadaw) with two companies allegedly linked to a sale of the assets. In mid-2019 the United Nations (UN) recommended that multinational companies operating in the country, “should conduct heightened due diligence to ensure they are not benefiting the Tatmadaw,” following the persecution of the mainly-Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state from mid-2017.