SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—Top Glove said it has resolved all 11 International Labor Organization (ILO) indicators of forced labor, verified by an independent auditor.
United Kingdom consultant Impactt Ltd., which has been advising Top Glove on measures to improve its labor policies and practices since July 2020, verified the resolution of all indicators on April 22, the Malaysian manufacturer announced on April 26.
Top Glove has been under scrutiny for its labor issues since July last year when it was added to the U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agency's list for forced labor.
Since then, the Malaysian group said it has invested intensively in addressing its labor malpractices, which at the time it said were particularly related to payments made to agents of foreign workers.
"We assure our stakeholders of our continued efforts to improve the welfare of our employees ... ensuring high quality welfare, health, safety, working conditions and living accommodation of our 21,000 strong work force," Top Glove said in its statement.