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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. An …

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Child Rights Action Hub, a MY Voice Initiative

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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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.” In other words, work can be positive to children’s development, so long …

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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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Shaping the Future of Responsible Recruitment

29 & 30 November 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MY Voice participated in the Shaping the Future of Responsible Recruitment workshop, organized by Forum for the Future, an international sustainability organization working to accelerate the shift towards a just and regenerative future by engaging with businesses, foundations and civil society organizations that share the same purpose. …

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Introductory Training Kicks off Exciting Partnership with Ramatex

MY Voice, our project to address forced and child labor in the palm oil and garment industries in Malaysia, initiated an exciting partnership with Ramatex Textiles Industrial Sdn Bhd, a leading influencer in the Malaysian textile industry. Together, MY Voice and Ramatex are developing a two-year action plan to advance workers rights. Last month, MY Voice led …

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SAI Launches MY Voice with funding from USDOL

In December 2021, SAI launched a new program to address forced labor and child labor in the production of garments and palm oil in Malaysia. The project—MY Voice—builds on SAI’s experience implementing social compliance systems in supply chains and facilitating worker and community engagement and learning. It also integrates expertise from several partner organizations: Proforest, The Centre …

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