Preventing Forced Labor in Medical Supply Chains

The Responsible Glove Alliance (RGA) is a collaborative initiative established to prevent, identify and remediate conditions which contribute to forced labor in the medical supplies industry in Malaysia. Members apply extensive due diligence practices within their supply chains and recruitment channels to reduce the risk of forced labor at all stages of recruitment and employment.

Our Vision: A medical supplies supply chain where the rights and dignity of workers vulnerable to forced labor in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted through responsible recruitment and employment practices.


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Due Diligence and Continuous Improvement Practices

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Rubber Glove Production in Malaysia

Click through the arrows below to learn about the rubber glove industry in Malaysia.

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Malaysia Map

Malaysia is the World’s Largest
Producer of Rubber Gloves

Rubber glove holding globe

Malaysia Provides Approximately
65% of the Global Supply
(More Than 290 Billion Gloves)

Source: MARGMA
Illustration showing numerous immigrant workers

The Rubber Glove Industry
in Malaysia Employs More
Than 69,000 Workers

Source: MARGMA
Map showing workers from other countries

Many Workers in the Malaysian
Rubber Glove Industry are
Migrants From Other Countries,
who are vulnerable to exploitation

Lines showing direction of migration
Illustrated hands showing protection of workers

The RGA aims to protect
industry workers
reduce the risk of forced labor.

Become a Member of the RGA

Membership of the RGA is open to:

  • All rubber glove manufacturers in Malaysia, and
  • All companies globally that purchase rubber gloves produced in Malaysia.

RGA membership provides members with tools and programming to: conduct due diligence at the employment site and with recruitment partners; promote responsible recruitment of migrant workers; incorporate worker engagement; and deliver remedy.

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