This is where workers can thrive in their careers equally

This is where workers can thrive in their careers equally

Shah Alam, Tuesday, 8 March 2022 — At Top Glove diversity at the workplace starts at the top and its where all workers can grow their careers in equality says the company.

Guided by forward-looking leadership, the Company is committed to ensuring a space where all its employees can thrive.

Three main areas in which gender equality and diversity are clearly evident at Top Glove are:

  1. Gender Equality in Leadership Positions
  2. Women Participation in the Boardroom
  3. Initiatives to Safeguard Female Safety and Wellbeing at the Workplace

Dato’ Lee Kim Meow, Managing Director of Top Glove, says: “By embracing diversity and equality through our human capital policies and practices that advocate equal opportunities for gainful employment, learning and development, and career advancement, Top Glove has become an employer of choice to some 22,000 employees. Women participation on Top Glove’s Board is at 38% and the Company currently also boasts a commendable 52:48 ratio of women to men in leadership positions, who are managers and above.”

The Company’s initiatives to safeguard female safety and wellbeing at the workplace include:

  1. Strengthening its Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policy;
  2. Stationing auxiliary police at the Company’s carpark and premises;
  3. Allocating designated car park spaces for pregnant employees;
  4. Access to weekly free health day visits and check-ups by Top Glove Global Doctors’ gynaecologist;
  5. Upgrading its nursing rooms, which are conveniently located in all its factories and offices; and
  6. Providing maternity uniforms for expectant mothers who are working in the Production Department.

Female workers centric benefits:

  1. Extended maternity and paternity leave;
  2. Work From Home “WFH” arrangement of 23 days post pregnancy, depending on nature of job;
  3. Flexible WFH arrangement as Childcare Support for working parents and pregnant mothers; and
  4. Family Care Leave for employees who need to care for immediate family members who are diagnosed with terminal illness; have disabilities and special needs; or require emergency medical treatment.

The company also contributes financial and voluntary assistance to causes that help women in need within the communities it serves. These include charitable organisations, women community events, and donations

to single mothers, for which assistance rendered amounted to over RM160K to date, alongside other ongoing charitable initiatives.


“We believe that our initiatives to support and advance gender parity in the workplace have been instrumental in Top Glove being included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

“We are honoured to be one of four Malaysian companies and among 20 companies worldwide in the ‘Industrials’ sector that made the Index.

“The index tracks the performance of public listed companies committed to transparency in five key areas namely female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand,” says Dato Lee Kim Meow adds.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022, Top Glove is organising a host of motivational podcast sharing and workshop sessions for its employees throughout the month with opportune topics such as advancing women wellness, sexual harassment, developing a breakthrough mindset, and further empowering women at the workplace.