The reports presents findings from a study jointly commissioned by Bunge Loders Croklaan, Cargill and Mondelēz International, to assess the situation of migrant labour in Malaysia, with a focus on the palm oil sector. Phase 1 of the study was conducted in Malaysia, focusing on foreign workers in the palm oil value chain. Phase 2 of the research was conducted in Nepal, focusing on the recruitment and journey of workers seeking to work in all industry sectors in Malaysia. The research involved a thorough literature review, 60 stakeholder consultations with government, industry, civil society and other actors. It also includes over 100 interviews with migrant workers and their families. Importantly, the report presents key recommendations to governments, industry and civil society on how to work together in ensuring the protection of migrant workers' fundamental rights. Supplementing the main report, a series of six focus assessments provide more in-depth analysis of the situation, frameworks as well as the relations and dynamics across the sector.
Executive Summary (9 pages)
Main Report (45 pages)
Focus Assessments (providing more in-depth analysis)