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Samsung's response

Author: Samsung , Published on: 19 November 2018

 "Samsung Electronics’ reply to the Guardian article (November 8th 2018) on Malaysia"

"Samsung Electronics is committed to ensuring good and safe work conditions for employees at our facilities and at suppliers. We take all allegations very seriously and are currently investigating as a matter of priority the information that was shared in the article published by The Guardian on November 8 2018 regarding recruitment fees and other impacts for migrant workers at sub-contractors in our factory. 

We want to reiterate that Samsung has committed to ensure that neither Samsung employees nor employees of sub-contractors and suppliers pay recruitment fees. If our investigation reveals that issues still exist with recruitment fees for sub-contracted workers, we will ensure repayment of fees to the workers via our sub-contractors, and put in place other necessary remedies.

Through this letter to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, we would like to share more information on the policies we have in place committing our company to respect the rights of migrant workers as well as the actions we are taking to address the alleged impacts...we want to emphasize that the impacts alleged in the article with regard to sub-contractors’ employees...are strictly prohibited under our policies."

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