Worker Conditions

Ethical Responsibility for Workers’ Rights and Conditions

Modern forms of slavery including debt bondage, forced labour, human trafficking, servitude and child labour are still being experienced by vulnerable communities around the world. Mun Australia has been taking action to combat and reduce the risks of exposure to modern slavery in its operations and supply chain. To see what policies and procedures are in place click here to read Mun Australia’s Modern Slavery Statement.

Mun Australia works closely with its parent company Hartalega to stand united in the fair treatment and working conditions of all workers, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnicity and identity. As one of the largest glove manufacturers in Malaysia, Hartalega have developed a strong relationship with their workforce and provides a rewarding employee program that enhances the wellbeing of their workers both during and outside business hours. For the factory workers at Hartalega, this includes:

  • Accelerated Development Program
  • Monthly/Yearly Awards for Performance and Creativity
  • Sports and Leisure Activities
  • Special Events
  • Freedom of Movement; day trips to tourist sites, special shuttle services to mosques, secure lockers to store passports for easy access

The Power of Working Together

The foundation for success rests on team work and having a shared vision for the future of the company. Hartalega believes that the main contributor to their success is their workforce and take full responsibility towards adhering to the highest standards at their factories, including SA8000, SMETA, BSCI and OHSAS 18001 – the international standard for occupational health and safety management system. It is also an active member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) and regularly engages with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

At Mun Australia we are proud of the relationships that we have built with our suppliers since our inception in 2001. Our suppliers are regularly audited and meet the recognised labour laws for freely chosen employment, child labour avoidance, working hours, wages and benefits, safe and humane working conditions, non-discrimination and freedom of association in their country. Furthermore, the Ministry of Labour has commended one of our primary product suppliers in 2018 for their excellence in labour relations and welfare.

Hartalega have set a great example for Mun Australia to follow, and by working together we can continue to achieve greatness for our workforce. By abiding by the local and international standards of ethical responsibility for workers’, Mun Australia can continue to provide products and services that enrich the lives and wellbeing of all.

See here for more information on how Hartalega is improving working conditions