Promoting Ethical Recruitment Practices through Multi-stakeholder Dialogue

MY Voice jointly hosted the Responsible Recruitment Symposium with the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) People Positive Palm project on 25th April in Kuala Lumpur. The symposium brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the critical issues surrounding ethical hiring practices and the treatment of workers in global supply chains. Over 60 participants, including …

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The MY Voice Child Rights Action Hub Officially Launches in Malaysia

The Child Rights Action Hub, implemented under the MY Voice initiative, was launched in Malaysia on World Day Against Child Labour. The Action Hub is building a community-based, long-term child labour prevention and remediation system guided by children’s best interests. It facilitates collaborative action, enabling brands, retailers, and local plantations to participate in joint activities …

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A New Approach to Child Labor Prevention and Remediation in Malaysia

SAI’s MY Voice initiative is a 4.5-year project running from 2021 to 2026 that seeks to increase worker voice in private sector social compliance systems, increase access to remedy for forced labor and child labor, and help improve communication and coordination between local actors to better identify, remediate, and prevent cases of forced and child …

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Management System Process Categories: Allocating People & Resources, Assessing Risks & Impacts, Developing Code, Policy and Commitments, Engaging Stakeholders & Partners, Communicating, Training & Grievance Mechanisms, Monitoring & Independent Review, Correcting & Remediating, Reporting for Performance. Labor Performance Elements: Child Labour, Forced Labour, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Freedom of Association, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Wages & Benefits, Regular Employment . These two concepts are depicted in a cycle , with the additional concepts of Worker engagement & Dialogue and continual improvement connecting them.

What is a Social Compliance System?

The MY Voice Social Compliance System (SCS) is a framework for companies to achieve and maintain decent working conditions in their operations and supply chain. It emphasizes purposeful and systematic business practices and meaningful integration of workers’ voices. Put another way, an SCS is a management system approach for complying with labour performance expectations.

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Child Rights Action Hub Launching in Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector on June 12

The Child Rights Action Hub, a MY Voice Initiative, is officially launching in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on June 12. The Action Hub, the first of its kind in Malaysia, is building a community-based, long-term prevention and remediation system that is guided by the best interests of children. It facilitates collaborative action, enabling brands, retailers, and …

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Join us April 25, 2024: Symposium on Responsible Recruitment Practices

Join MY Voice, the Malaysian Government, the Human Rights Coalition, and their People Positive Palm partners for a symposium on responsible recruitment practices on Thursday 25 April from 0800 – 1300 (MYT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  View Programme We are at a pivotal moment in the pursuit of ethical and responsible recruitment practices within our industries. As …

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MY Voice Action Hub Case Manager Training Kicks Off in Sabah with Humana Child Aid Society 

In Malaysia, about 33,600 children are estimated to be engaged in child labour in palm oil plantations and the majority were found to be in Sabah (58.8%). Of these, child labour cases in Sabah’s palm oil plantations and rural areas make up the highest prevalence, linked to undocumented migrant labour and statelessness. 2021 research shows …

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MY Voice Welcomes Mewaholeo Industries

The MY Voice project continues to make inroads in achieving workers’ rights and ethical practices in the palm oil industry by welcoming Mewaholeo Industries Sdn. Bhd as its latest private sector partner (PSP).   As part of their onboarding to the project, the MY Voice team conducted an Introduction to Social Compliance Systems (SCS) Training …

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About Child Labour

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), not all work done by children is classified as child labour. Child labour is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and is harmful to physical and mental development.” Work can be positive to children’s development, so long as it falls within certain limits. Specifically, the work cannot negatively affect children’s mental, physical, social, or moral development and cannot interfere with schooling.

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MY Voice participates at MPIC event against forced labour in palm oil 

December 11, 2023, Johor Bahru   MY Voice had a booth at the “Sesi Penerangan Dan Dialog Guna Tenaga Agrikomoditi” briefing and dialogue session organised by the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities (MPIC). The session was the fourth in a series of similar events by the Ministry to provide a platform for companies and workers in …

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