Despite these recognitions, and the numerous steps we have taken in our business to enhance social compliance over the years, we believe we can and should do more. Our focus, therefore, is to remain an industry leader in respect of the approach we take and the accreditations we seek to attain, to raise the bar on the social compliance standards we, as a Group, aspire to, and to ensure that we achieve these elevated standards in a practical and progressive manner. To this end, we continue to partner with respected, independent audit agencies to obtain feedback on areas relating to social compliance within our operations which we can further enhance and, as evidence of this, are in the midst of a Sedex Members’ Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) review, which we expect to complete in December 2019.
YTY Group does, and will continue to operate, our business with the highest regard for our employees, irrespective of whether those employees are local or foreign. Moreover, as an active member of the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturer’s Association (MARGMA), the industry tradebody, we remain committed to raising social compliance standards within our industry, especially in the light of recent controversy.
If you have any questions on YTY Group’s approach to social compliance, you are welcome to get in touch with Ravi Ragunathan, Vice President, Human Resources, via email