KUALA LUMPUR: The US Customs and Border Protection is currently reviewing Top Glove Corporation Bhd's submission after it had remediated the 11 International Labour Organization’s (ILO) forced labour indicators.
In a statement on Wednesday, the world's largest glove maker said the 11 ILO indicators of forced labour had earlier been verified by independent international UK consultant, Impactt Ltd, in its report dated April 22.
“Top Glove wishes to inform that the company continues to work closely with the US CBP towards the expeditious resolution and revocation/modification of the Withhold Release Order (WRO)/Finding, ” it said.
Additionally, the company had earlier also reiterated its commitment to ensuring high quality welfare, health, safety, working conditions and living accommodation for its workforce of 21,000.
In July last year, Top Glove had engaged Impactt to advise on measures for improving the company’s labour policies and practices and has made significant progress over the last 10 months.
The statement on Wednesday was issued by Top Glove after Reuters reported the US CBP has seized a shipment of 3.97 million nitrile disposable gloves from Top Glove estimated to be worth US$518,000, on indications they were made by forced labor, it said.