Environmental Management

Environmental management and cleaner production represent an opportunity to ensure economic growth while conserving natural resources, promoting innovation and helping Food & Beverage (F&B) companies to mitigate risks, cut costs, and reduce environmental impact. MFPEA strongly encourages and supports F&B companies to implement sound environmental management practices such as wastewater treatment and energy efficiency.

The government of Myanmar endorses corporate environmental management in order to minimize the impacts on the ‘environment’ and to achieve ‘sustainability’:

Myanmar’s Environmental Conservation Law defines ‘Environment’ as the surroundings in which an organisation operates, including land, water, atmosphere, climate, sound, odour, taste, the biological factors of various animals and plants, and historical, cultural, social and aesthetic factors.

Sustainability is a development which meets the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This means that the relationship between the environmental, social, and economic factors is considered for sustainability.

Benefits of Environmental Management for F&B companies

Legislative Compliance with legal requirements
Financial Reducing the use of natural resources, including energy, and avoiding waste will ultimately save money.
Social responsibility




Personal – As individuals, we are all responsible for the environment and can contribute to small and big changes towards more sustainability. Corporate – Businesses can take a responsible attitude towards the society and going beyond the minimum legal requirements
Reputation Customers, investors, government staff, and the general public are increasingly looking to businesses that manage their impacts in a sustainable way.


MFPEA Environmental Management Services for its Members

MFPEA offers its members access to a range of services to support environmental management, including:

Please contact us for more information.

“Tha Bar Wa” – A sustainable future for industry

Tha Bar Wa is a project to promote cleaner production in Myanmar’s growing Food and Beverages sector, specifically within small and medium-size enterprises. The project is funded through the European Union and is being collaboratively implemented by MFPEA, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the German Savings Bank Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC). Tha Bar Wa lasts until 2022 and provides support to design, finance and implement wastewater and energy management solutions and to build knowledge for companies, technical experts, academicians and domestic banks. It will also support and work closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC), Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (MoPFI) and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) to strengthen public-private-partnerships for cleaner production.

For more information: www.wwf.org.mm/thabarwa/

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