Corporate Responsibility @ Soul

Parami’s CSR initiatives and philanthropies are guided by the following concepts: Parami addresses cornerstone development issues through our rural education initiatives. We encourage local participation and ownership with our projects for long term success. And ultimately, we encourage sustainable business models across the country. We believe that business can be a force for positive development, so we use our CSR as a means to realize this. Responsible energy can bring about not only reliable energy sources, but also strong policy measures and beneficial social initiatives.


Rural Education

Rural Education

 Monastic education supports rural children of all ethnicities, religion, and gender. We provide teacher salaries for over 40 monastic schools and are in the process of implementing programs that will provide long term benefits.  We consider our network of education to be our niche initiative as we can impact the youth of Myanmar’s rural regions. The contributions come in the form of building schools, financial support to teachers, extra curriculum activities, scholarships, etc. Through CR@Soul, Parami Energy plans to support a third of monastic education in Myanmar.

Reforestation Projects

Reforestation Projects

Through CR@Soul, we have planted over 500,000 trees in Kayin State. Many of these trees are species indigenous to Myanmar, such as teak, Tectona grandis. Parami is committed to extensive reforestation programs and encouraging cleaner energy projects. With respect to environmental policy, our senior management have been vocally opposed to unsustainable developments of energy, such as coal production. 

AEC Grand Workshop Panel Discussion

 

AEC Workshops

In light of the new business environment, Parami has also initiated a series of workshops to assist small and medium sized businesses with Myanmar’s entry into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). These workshops provide the technical information for understanding the ramifications of the AEC’s new regulations. This component of our CSR falls under the Parami Roundtable Group. This think-tank was recently presented with the 2015 ASEAN People Award for our systematic awareness effort and knowledge sharing.

Pyin Nyaw Daya

Pyin Nyaw Daya

CR@Soul organized two national monastic assemblies in 2014 and 2015. Through these efforts, the Pyin Nyaw Daya (PYDY) Initiative was born. This monastic community is a network of 1,600 monastic schools. This community currently educates over 100,000 rural children regardless of race, background, or beliefs. We believe the PYDY network provides the platform for positive developments in Myanmar’s rapidly changing social, business, and political landscapes.

The word ‘Parami’ has a complex and spiritual meaning. A literal translation from Sanskrit interprets this concept as ‘one who has reached the other shore.’ Parami brings about connotations of ‘energy,’ ‘wisdom,’ ‘consistent application of talent,’ ‘completeness,’ and ‘the power of will.’ The concept further implies a sacrifice for a greater purpose. The senior management have used these conceptual parameters in our social initiatives.

 

 If you have any questions about our governance policies, operational standards,
or philanthropic endeavors, please contact our CSR department at csr@parami.biz.