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NL Embassy / MDBC: Responsible Manufacturing

September 15, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Dear MDBC members and invited guests of the Netherlands Embassy,

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and MDBC are pleased to invite you to a webinar on ‘Responsible Manufacturing: Practices & Tools for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) in Malaysia’s Manufacturing Sector’.

Manufacturing is a major component of Malaysia’s economy and many Dutch companies are active in the sector. The Dutch government expects RBC to be at the forefront of a company’s business approach, also when operating abroad. This means taking responsibility for the impact of your business and your supply chain on the environment, society, and employees, while striving for economic success. Business are making efforts to ensure they operate in a responsible way, but this can sometimes be challenging. During the webinar we will present practical tools and offer ample space to share experiences on how to put responsible business first in your organization. The focus of the webinar will be on labour practices.

During the session, speakers from the Ministry of Human Resources (Malaysia), International Labour Organization, and Responsible Business Alliance will inform you on the latest policy developments and provide practical tools and programs to put RBC in practice at your company. We are glad to announce that Dutch multinational company Besi APAC will also share their experience on conducting business responsibly in Malaysia. You are encouraged to share your experiences and raise any questions you might have during this webinar session!

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 
Time: 15:30 – 17:00 hrs (MY) / 09:30 – 11:00 hrs (NL)
Platform: Zoom
Complimentary for MDBC members, invited guests of the Netherlands Embassy and for partners in your supply chain. We encourage you to invite your supply chain partners to register!
If you are a Supply Chain guest, kindly indicate in “Other Comments” which MDBC member you are a guest / partner of.
Your registration will be processed upon confirmation with our member.

Chatham House Rule applies.

15:30 hrs: Welcome and announcements
15:35 hrs: International labour standards
15:45 hrs: Ministry of Human Resources: Policy developments in Malaysia
15:55 hrs: International Labour Organization: RBC in practice
16:10 hrs: Responsible Business Alliance: Tools and Programs
16:25 hrs: Besi APAC Sdn Bhd – sharing experiences
16:40 hrs: Q&A session
17:00 hrs: End of session

The session will be closed and is for registered participants only. Chatham House Rule applies so please feel free to share experiences


Dr Zaki bin Zakaria (Undersecretary of International Division, Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR))Dr Zaki has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Hons) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom, and a Doctor of Philosophy from University Putra Malaysia.  He began his career as Assistant Director at the Implementation and Coordination Unit (ICU) then moved to the Public Service Department.  He joined in the Ministry of Human Resources in 2019.


Jodelen Mitra (Technical Officer, International Labour Organization)

Jodelen Mitra manages the Malaysian component of the global project called “From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour.”  She has over 11 years of technical expertise in Project Management and Strategic Policy Analysis, programming, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation and capacity building with the ILO.  Since joining ILO in 2010, she has worked on child labour and forced labour issues in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia.  She is a Certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute and also has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of San Agustin in the Philippines.


Khai Yau Chua (Senior Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance)

Khai leads the Responsible Labor Initiative’s efforts to transform the market for ethical recruitment practices.  He started his career at HP in 2000 before moving on to work in public and international organizations.  Previously, he has worked in areas related to human, labor, migrant, and refugee rights in IOM and UNHCR.  Khai is an alumnus of the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program on Trafficking in Persons and has an MA in International Relations.


Henk Jan Jonge Poerink (Senior Vice President Global Operations / Managing Director Besi APAC Sdn. Bhd.)

Henk Jan Jonge Poerink leads the global operations for Besi and is a member of the Besi Executive Board.  He worked for 27 years in various multinational companies including Phillips Group, VDL Group, and Besi.  He has lived in Asia for more than 16 years and holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente.

Who should attend?
Dutch companies in the manufacturing sector and companies in their supply chain. Dutch companies are highly encouraged to invite guests from their own supply chain!

Why register?
This is the time to boost your strategic planning, making your business case responsible is the best and smart thing to do: in the long term, only a sustainable business case is future proof.

Please register online via the form below.
By clicking and registering online you acknowledge the event guidelines.

Please register no later than Monday, 13 September (12 noon)

Fill in all mandatory fields, scroll down to ensure you have completed all fields, and click submit; You should receive an immediate automated acknowledgement after submitting your registration.  Your information will be processed and vetted before a reconfirmation is sent.  MDBC is GDPR and PDPA compliant.  Your personal data will only be utilized by MDBC for the purposes of executing this webinar. To view MDBC’s Privacy Policy, please click here.

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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat


September 15, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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