Top Glove declares forced labour issue resolved

Malaysian glove maker Top Glove said it has successfully addressed and resolved all indicators of forced labour as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its operations, according to a bourse filing on April 26.

The resolution has been verified by London-based independent consultancy Impactt Limited in a report dated April 22, Top Glove noted.

Top Glove had appointed Impactt to assess its trade, human rights and labour practices after the US Customs and Border Protection in 2020 placed products of two of its units on an import ban due to suspicion of forced labour.

In March this year, the US extended its ban to all disposable gloves originating from Top Glove factories in Malaysia, saying it had “sufficient information” to determine labour abuses at the company. Top Glove has said its glove production has been hit because of the US ban.

No more indicators of systemic labour rights abuse, says report

The report by the UK consultancy now cleared the company from alleged violations of labour rights as per all eleven indicators of forced labour determined by the ILO.

Impactt said it had no longer found indicators of systemic forced labour within the group as of January and that the company was making progress on other indicators such as the retention of identity documents, abusive working and living conditions.

Meanwhile, the glove manufacturer stated its assurance to stakeholders of its continued efforts to improve the welfare of its employees.

“Top Glove remains committed to [being] the best company that it can become, ensuring high quality welfare, health, safety, working conditions and living accommodation of its 21,000 strong workforce,” its CEO Lim Wee Chai said.



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Malaysian glove maker Top Glove said it has successfully addressed and resolved all indicators of forced labour as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its operations, according to a bourse filing on April 26. The resolution has been verified by London-based independent consultancy Impactt Limited in a report dated April 22, Top Glove noted. Top Glove had appointed Impactt to assess its trade, human rights and labour practices after the US Customs and Border Protection in 2020 placed products of two of its units on an import ban due to suspicion of forced labour. In March this year,...

Malaysian glove maker Top Glove said it has successfully addressed and resolved all indicators of forced labour as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its operations, according to a bourse filing on April 26.

The resolution has been verified by London-based independent consultancy Impactt Limited in a report dated April 22, Top Glove noted.

Top Glove had appointed Impactt to assess its trade, human rights and labour practices after the US Customs and Border Protection in 2020 placed products of two of its units on an import ban due to suspicion of forced labour.

In March this year, the US extended its ban to all disposable gloves originating from Top Glove factories in Malaysia, saying it had “sufficient information” to determine labour abuses at the company. Top Glove has said its glove production has been hit because of the US ban.

No more indicators of systemic labour rights abuse, says report

The report by the UK consultancy now cleared the company from alleged violations of labour rights as per all eleven indicators of forced labour determined by the ILO.

Impactt said it had no longer found indicators of systemic forced labour within the group as of January and that the company was making progress on other indicators such as the retention of identity documents, abusive working and living conditions.

Meanwhile, the glove manufacturer stated its assurance to stakeholders of its continued efforts to improve the welfare of its employees.

“Top Glove remains committed to [being] the best company that it can become, ensuring high quality welfare, health, safety, working conditions and living accommodation of its 21,000 strong workforce,” its CEO Lim Wee Chai said.



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