Buyers Act on Discreet Approach to Malaysia Labour Abuses

Buyers have taken action in Malaysia after an 18-month investigation conducted by non-profit Transparentem uncovered evidence that some garment workers… making clothes for major retailers in the Asian country were working in conditions that included indicators of forced labour.

Forced Labour Investigation Drives Change

An investigation conducted into the working conditions of Malaysian garment workers by US NGO Transparentem has uncovered evidence that some… employees manufacturing clothes for major retailers were working in conditions which included forced labour.

Transparentem takes the lid off on workers’ abuse in Malaysian garment factories

The rising awareness amongst brands, end-users and workers notwithstanding, news of labour abuse keeps emerging from various manufacturing destinations from… time to time. One such development to hit the headlines recently has been that of alleged abuse of workers employed in some Malaysian garment factories that supply to a host of globally renowned names.

Quiet approach allows US NGO to improve lives of workers in Malaysian factories

A New York-based non-profit organisation that investigates labour and environmental abuses has helped Malaysian factories improve their treatment of migrant… workers. These factories are involved in making items ranging from clothes to shoes for famous western companies like Target, Nike and Fruit of the Loom. The Guardian reported that an 18-month investigation by the NGO, […]

NGO’s softly-softly tactics tackle labor abuses at Malaysia factories

The 18-month investigation unearthed serious abuses at five apparel factories in Malaysia – hundreds of migrant workers had paid illegal… recruitment fees that sometimes exceeded a year’s pay, while four of the factories retained the workers’ passports, turning them into forced laborers unable to quit.

Toxic Tanneries Forced to Move Pollute New Bangladesh Site

Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts, wallets and purses are dumping toxic chemicals into a river at a new… industrial complex more than a year after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor.

Bangladesh: Unsafe work conditions and child labour reported in tanneries supplying leather to western brands, companies respond

A report by Transparentem, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains, allege that hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries employing child labour… supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands. The report didn’t say the leather ends up in American and European companies’ products, only that the manufacturers of some […]

Report Examines Grim Bangladesh Leather Trade, Links to West

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for… a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says. The report by New York-based Transparentem, released to The Associated Press on Friday, didn’t say leather from the tanneries ends up in […]