A glove manufacturer consolidates its position as the leading employer


From a local company with humble roots, Top Glove has grown into a leading global player in the healthcare manufacturing industry. Today, it is the largest manufacturer of gloves in the world.

The company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting local livelihoods in these difficult times with a year-long recruitment drive and has offered more than 9,700 vacancies this year, 85% of which have been made to Malaysians. .

The company has also consolidated its position as a leading employer.

It strictly enforces its zero-cost recruitment policy for foreign workers, investing RM220 million to improve housing for its 13,000 foreign workers.

It has implemented health, safety and security initiatives for employees, including successfully vaccinating all of its 22,000 employees against Covid-19.

Top Glove also strengthened independent complaints channels for staff to report complaints and provide feedback on areas for improvement.

Additionally, the company launched its Zero Mental Health Hazard Program on October 10, which complements its existing health and safety emergency preparedness program implemented in 2019.

In line with its ambition to increase Malaysia’s knowledge workforce by 2025, Top Glove also began a five-year collaboration with the Ministry of Education in November.

Through this collaboration, local technical and vocational education and training (TVET) students and graduates of 84 vocational colleges under the ministry can access internship, employment and scholarship opportunities with the business.

Top Glove also continued to improve its environmental stewardship, including setting ambitious targets to be achieved by 2025.

Over the past year, Glover has made progress in reducing carbon emissions from its factories.

It has implemented a solar power system in seven factories with a capacity of 5.34 megawatts peak (MWp) and has seen 11 factories certified with the ISO 14001 environmental management system.

The company aims to achieve zero carbon emissions in its water treatment plants by next year and in its offices and warehouses by 2025.

Top Glove has strengthened its governance practices through various measures, including a diverse board of directors, 42% of which are women.

It limits the term of office of independent directors to nine years and has an independent external party to carry out the assessments of the board of directors.

It also facilitates quarterly exchanges between its independent directors and employee representatives.

Top Glove’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts and achievements have been duly recognized and honored.

The company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in the Emerging Markets category for the third year in a row.

The glove maker was ranked among the world’s top 10% performers in the healthcare equipment and supplies category in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment on November 12, an improvement over the previous year when it was among the top 19%.

The company was also named one of the Best Asia HR Companies to Work for in Asia 2020 (Malaysia), marking the fifth consecutive year for which it has won this award.