Celebrating the Culture of Diversity During Pride Month with CCPBM

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Celebrating the Culture of Diversity During Pride Month with CCPBM

Through its corporate culture of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Coca-Cola Pinya Beverages Myanmar Limited (CCPBM) aspires for a diverse workforce to have a welcoming work environment and a thriving work culture free from all discrimination.

CCPBM’s long-term ambitions include equity for all and inclusivity where they celebrate uniqueness and create an inclusive environment. They use the power of their brands to inspire and advocate for inclusion around the world. CCPBM’ss commitment extends to having a dedicated team of DEI and the Women’s Leadership Council to foster a workplace for a better-shared future.

In this year’s June LGBTQ+ Pride Month, BCGE celebrated the culture of diversity with CCPBM and our partner organisation, Colors Rainbow. 

Embracing Culture of Diversity Through Inclusiveness

On June 9, 2022, BCGE’s Head of DEI Ma Catherine Hone Paing gave an online webinar on what it really means to have a culture of diversity through understanding intersectionality.

Ma Catherine walked us through acknowledging and embracing individual differences and being mindful of ourselves and equipping ourselves with the knowledge of addressing bullying, discrimination and harassment at work.

She reminded the audience,” We should apply the platinum rule – treats others the way they want to be treated – as much as possible in our daily life.”

A Conversation on “Fostering a #DE&I Culture for a Better Shared Future: Now and Next”

CCPBM partnered with BCGE for a conversation on “Fostering a DE&I Culture for a Better Shared Future: Now and Next,” on June 23, 2022, via Microsoft Teams Live for all employees to tune in.

BCGE DEI Senior Lead Ma Aye Chan Myae moderated the session and those who joined the conversation are the Country Human Resources Director Ma Aye Mya Thida, Senior Public Affairs & Communications Manager Ko Zeyar Chit and an LGBTQ+ right organisation, Colors Rainbow, Executive Director Ko Hla Myat Tun.

Ma Aye Mya Thida discussed CCPBM’s DEI initiatives in engaging with employees and the strategic implementation of diverse programs internally. Ko Zeyar Chit highlighted developing and implementing DEI initiatives with external partners and stakeholders for a shared future with communities at large. Ko Hla Myat Tun walked us through what it means to include people with different backgrounds and identities and the importance of having a diverse workforce.

The key takeaways from the conversations are –

  • For our better-shared future, we must first initiate with ourselves. We must have the will to participate and demonstrate as employees to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. (Ma Aye Mya Thida)

  • We all have values that we uphold. I believe respecting those values is the beginning of the diverse culture we want to see in our workplace. (Ko Zeyar Chit)

  • In society, family and the workplace, we need to be honest about what we want and what we need to achieve. We can better understand each other to embrace our diversity through open and honest communication. (Ko Hla Myat Tun)