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Top Glove denies allegations of migrant worker exploitation revealed by Channel 4 investigation

Author: Top Glove, Published on: 18 June 2020

"TOP GLOVE SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON ALLEGATIONS MADE IN VIDEO BY CHANNEL 4 NEWS, UK", 18 June 2020

Top Glove Corporation Bhd, the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves has today asserted that allegations contained in a video produced by Channel 4 News, UK which was aired on 16 June 2020 are highly inaccurate.

Top Glove confirms it is compliant with local labour laws and in addition, has also implemented stringent labour practices, environmental, health and safety measures for its workers across all factories...

“We are committed to adhering to internationally recognised standards in our social compliance practices and since January 2019 have attended to more than 100 international external audits at Top Glove’s factories. The positive outcomes of audits such as those conducted by SMETA and the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) reflect excellent progress in our social compliance... to meet stringent international requirements. In December 2019, our factory in Malaysia received an ‘A’ rating by Amfori following an international-level social audit in accordance with the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) standards”...

Top Glove wishes to clarify the following... Huge amount of salary deduction is inaccurate... Absolutely no excessive or forced overtime by workers... Social distancing is practised at Top Glove... Top Glove has Zero Tolerance for Unethical Intermediary Recruitment Agents and a Zero Cost Recruitment Policy in place... Workers have full custody of their passports... 

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