Country: Malaysia

Buyer/Supplier Collaboration Leads to Immediate Fee Reimbursements for Migrant Workers in Malaysia

Following an 18-month investigation of conditions facing foreign migrant garment workers in Malaysia, in May of 2020, Transparentem began facilitating a regular dialogue between buyers and a major international apparel manufacturer on the findings of the investigation and how to improve conditions for workers in factories owned by the manufacturer.  By July 2020, as explained…

Forced Labor Probe in Malaysia Drives Buyers to Act

Download PDF Project Summary In late 2016, Transparentem began what would become an 18-month investigation into the hardships faced by many of Malaysia’s garment-industry workers. We spoke with dozens of current and former workers employed at five factories and uncovered evidence that some workers manufacturing clothes for major retailers were working in conditions that included…