Social value-chain assessment in Thailand/Myanmar

Social Value Chain Assessment in Thailand/Myanmar

This part of the project will conduct an exemplary social value chain assessment in Thailand and Myanmar applying a multi-stakeholder approach and to develop and implement an action plan for follow-up measures. The result and methodology applied shall provide tour operators with very practical insights and guidance that will be integrated into the "blueprint" tool to conduct further value chain assessments. 

In particular, this part of the overall project aims at:

  • Facilitating access to sector-specific information on human rights issues for tour operators in the two countries;
  • Providing support to tour operators for the identification and prioritization of risk areas within their own business;
  • Guiding tour operators in taking concrete measures to address human rights risks and implement due diligence strategies in a targeted and pragmatic manner; 
  • Defining appropriate mitigating actions;
  • Fostering partnership with local key stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, NGOs and other businesses and organisations. 

The actual on-site assessment will take place from 5-17 September 2019. Based on already conducted consultations, the geographical scope for the on-site assessment has been defined as follows:

  • Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
  • Myanmar: Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan & Inle Lake

We would like to involve interested Roundtable members and other stakeholders in the process of planning and conducting the exemplary assessment. For this, we offer two webinars (28.8. and 2.10. from 10am-11am).  

Workshop (22.10., Berlin): Please save the date!
We are planning to present and discuss preliminary findings of the assessment during a Workshop in Berlin on 22 October 2019. The aim is to share the findings, discuss the learnings and brainstorm on potential follow-up measures. We will let you know about more details asap.