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Top Glove Corporation Bhd

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2022
  • Next scheduled: March 2023

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Company assessment: Top Glove Corporation Bhd – March 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 44.5% 53 / 119
  • Organisation: 15.5 / 29 53.5%
  • Policy: 27.5 / 56 49.1%
  • Practice: 10 / 34 29.4%
  • Self-reported: 2 / 34 5.9%
  • External: 8 / 34 23.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.75 / 10 77.5%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • 1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published a sustainable procurement policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has multiple sustainability teams, but it is unclear which position itself has high-level responsibility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      The board as a whole take on a responsibility for sustainability at the company through the Board Sustainability Committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      31% - Percentage of women in senior or executive management team reported by company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      5 (42%) - Percentage and number of women on the board reported by company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of multiple climate based initiatives such as The Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Malaysia and Climate Governance Malaysia. Externally verified on CGM website but not BCSD.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      The company collaborated with International Organization for Migration (IOM) to conduct a series of workshops to combat forced labour to promote stronger migrant employment and ethical recruitment practices in its operations and supply chain. However, it is not clear how this is applied to the production of natural rubber.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability report integrated into annual report and published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports in accordance with GRI Core standards and has submitted multiple CDP reports.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    5.5 / 20 27.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 12 33.3%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Malaysia, China, Vietnam (manufacturing), and Thailand (manufacturing and processing).

    • 13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 14. Total land area managed/controlled for natural rubber (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 16. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 17. Unplanted area (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 18. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 20. Management plans for natural rubber production are available for all estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 21. Monitoring of management plan implementation available for all estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Names and locations of all third-party supplying industrial estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      2 - Figure as of 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      26. Names and locations of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      The company provides addresses for both processing facilities but clear locations cannot be generated using Google Maps.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number (or percentage) of company-owned processing facilities that source from company-owned operations and/or third parties?

      100% - The company does not own plantations, therefore both processing facilities source 100% of rubber from third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      28. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned processing facilities that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

      100% - The company does not own plantations, therefore 100% of rubber is from third parties.

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of all third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying processing facilities that source from their own plantations and/or third party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying processing facilities that come from the supplying facilities' own operations and/or third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      33. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for manufacturing that comes from intermediary traders rather than directly from processing facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to processing facility level?

      The company has published a commitment to achieve 100% traceability of natural rubber by 2025, but is unclear to what level this traceability extends to.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to industrial plantation level?

      The company has published a commitment to achieve 100% traceability of natural rubber by 2025, but is unclear to what level this traceability extends to.

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Percentage of supply from third-party processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      39. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to jurisdictional level for smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to achieve 100% traceability of natural rubber by 2025, but is unclear to what level this traceability extends to.

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to smallholder at jurisdictional level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply from third party processing facilities traceable to smallholders at jurisdictional level?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    0 / 4 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Submitted self-declaration form for the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i)?

    • 44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 45. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC FM certification of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 46. Percentage of scheme/outgrower smallholders (ha) FSC-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 47. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC certification of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of natural rubber supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party natural rubber suppliers that is FSC-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Percentage of all natural rubber products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is FSC-certified?

    • 50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 52. Commitment to become 100% certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    2 / 10 20%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of primary forest, HCV or HCS areas and specifies any deforestation past 1st April 2019 will not be accepted.

    • 58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • 60. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • 62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • 67. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 68. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 69. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

    • 71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      72. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

    • 73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2 / 5 40%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • 74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • 76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 77. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 78. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • 80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 81. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    4.75 / 9 52.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • 85. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • 87. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 88. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 89. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      90. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

    • 91. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices applies to all suppliers?

    • 94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 95. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations/jurisdictions?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company commits to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 25% by the year 2025, set against a 2021 base year.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports emissions intensity as Metric Tons of C02 equivalent emissions per 1,000 gloves made.

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports progress in carbon emissions intensity which has been steadily declining since 2018, although it went up slightly in 2021 due to lower production outputs as a result of temporary COVID stoppages. Figures are verified by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.75 / 12 31.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 5 20%
    • External: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      The company commits to reduce municipal water consumption intensity by 34% by the year 2025. This target covers all glove factories at Group level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      0.29 - The company reports water consumption intensity as m3/1,000 pcs gloves. This figure covers all glove factories at Group level and is for the financial year 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports progress in water consumption intensity which has been declining since 2018, although it went up slightly in 2021 due to lower production outputs as a result of temporary COVID stoppages. Figures are verified by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company treats effluents before discharging them into the environment, but does not explicitly mention this in relation to natural rubber processing.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company treats effluents before discharging them into the environment, but does not explicitly mention this in relation to natural rubber manufacturing.

    • 112. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 113. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing or manufacuring facilities?

    • 115. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a vague commitment to using minimal chemical content in products, and it is unclear if this extends to any suppliers.

    • 117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

    • 119. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • 121. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      122. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • 123. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    19.75 / 30 65.8%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 11 / 19 57.9%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 6 79.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4.8 / 6 79.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] The company provide evidence of progress on its human rights commitment through significant increases in human rights training, and collaboration with external organisations on the matter. Progress on human rights was externally verified through independent auditor Impactt.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company commits to respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities but does not reference the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • N
      0 / 1

      131. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Details on Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • 138. Supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 140. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 142. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      The company commits to provide work opportunities for local communities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      144. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company refers to ILO only in relation to forced labour.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      [Externally verified] The company gives details on its independent worker helpline for handling workplace problems and complaints, and reports improvement of workers rights policies and having workers representatives. Worker helpline mechanism has been externally verified by independent auditor and consultant Impactt.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company commits to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      [Externally verified] The company mentions training, grievance procedures and improvement of policies in regards to harassment. Sexual harassment training, grievance procedure and policy strengthening have been externally verified through a report by external auditor and consultant Impactt.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      391 (1.7%) - Number of contract employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      7,030 (31%) - The company reports both the percentage and number of women employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to pay the minimum wage to all workers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that entry level employees are paid the minimum wage. Figures are verified by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

      The companies commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Evidence given on PPE training and some provision of COVID related PPE. Information is verified by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.92 - The company provides figures for Lost-Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) (number/a million hours worked).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      1 - The company reports the number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents, which was 1 for the financial year of 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.5 / 12 20.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • 163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 164. Percentage of scheme smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Process used to engage smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company runs webinars and town hall sessions for suppliers to communicate company policy and practice concerning ESG, however it is unclear whether any smallholder suppliers attended. All suppliers are also expected to sign the Business Partner's code of conduct.

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Number or percentage of smallholder suppliers engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      412 - The company states the number of suppliers that attended town hall meetings on compliance with policy. The number includes latex suppliers but it is unclear what proportion, if any, are smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company runs webinars and town hall sessions for suppliers to communicate company policy and practice concerning ESG. All suppliers are also expected to sign the Business Partner's code of conduct. Critical suppliers are assessed on ESG factors and compliance, but the criteria for a supplier to be deemed 'critical' is not published.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      170. Number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      159 (49%) - The company reports number and percentage of critical suppliers assessed on ESG criteria, however the criteria is unclear, as is what classifies a supplier as critical.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for non-smallholder suppliers?

      Suppliers may have their business contract with the company terminated if the standards set out in the Business Partners' Code of Conduct are not adhered to at all times. However, there is no timeframe set for such actions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with natural rubber sourcing commitments?

      The company has a time-bound action plan for increasing compliance with sourcing commitments, with KPI's including supplier audits carried out by Top Glove. However, compliance related targets apply only to critical or new suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from natural rubber plantations which are compliant with natural rubber sourcing policies?

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company publishes an ethical conduct policy that includes within it a prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      177. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      [Externally verified] The company reports training on anti-corruption, and reports having a dedicated committee in place to tackle corruption and yearly assessments of both their own and supplier operations. Information is verified by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

      The company has published a tax strategy but it is limited in detail.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has published a whistleblowing policy and procedure.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      The company has published a grievance procedure that is open only to internal stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company only provides a summary table containing the number and type of grievances.

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