About the company
Toshiba is a Japanese multinational conglomerate. Its Chinese subsidiary. Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (THPC) supplies turbines to the Upper Yeywa dam in Shan State.
The dam is opposed by local residents and will result in displacement and environmental damage.
Nang San San Aye, a Shan State MP, has stated: “We urge foreign countries to stop promoting and investing in dams in Burma’s war zones. It is fuelling conflict, and undermining efforts to seek peace.”
Corporate Vice President
CSR Management Office
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Toshiba website accessed November 2018
Hydro World article 30th March 2015
Shan Human Rights Organisation report 2016 https://www.shanhumanrights.org/eng/images/2016/pdf/03-30-2016-Namtu–English.pdf
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”