As the buzz around living wage increases, the need of the hour is credible data and strong insight to drive committed action across supply chains. Established in 2013, the Global Living Wage Coalition has been at the forefront of driving knowledge-based living wage action in supply chains with some of the most vulnerable workers. Powered with data and knowledge developed using the Anker Methodology, members of this unique knowledge-action partnership are working to deliver a decent standard of living for workers in agricultural and apparel supply chains.
Today, the GLWC proudly welcomes three new members into its Action Network – the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Bonsucro, and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. Working in diverse sectors through a range of strategies, our incoming members bring significant opportunities to extend the Coalition’s thinking and action into new sectors and supply chains. It also expands the opportunities for cross-learning between organisations at various stages of their living wages journey and thinking together on how best to deliver progressively higher wages for workers in their supply chains.
The GLWC looks forward to working with its new members to deliver change and make living wages a reality for workers and their families. Here’s a closer look at our incoming members and what joining the GLWC means to them.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council: “ASC is on a mission to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Ensuring that employees on ASC certified farms and feed mills are paid fairly is one of our priorities. We are pleased to join the GLWC Action Network to further work on bringing living wage requirements into ASC standards, and look forward to learning from other Coalition members, contributing to discussions and sharing information and knowledge across different organisations and industries.” Chris Ninnes, ASC CEO
Bonsucro: “Bonsucro is very excited to join the Global Living Wage Coalition Action Network! Bonsucro’s 2021-26 Strategy sets clear commitments toward the promotion of Living Wage. We are committed to enhancing our role as a platform for collaboration and driving collective action and we are looking forward to learning from and working with the Global Living Wage Coalition to drive living wages in the sugarcane sector.” Danielle Morley, Bonsucro CEO
Union for Ethical BioTrade: “UEBT is proud to join the Action Network of the Global Living Wage Coalition as a Supporting Member. Our approach in the sectors we work in, including beauty, functional food and natural pharmaceuticals, is to assure that company commitments and targets are in place to advance towards a living wage for workers in natural raw materials supply chains. We are looking forward to learning from others in the GLWC, and contributing to both useful tools and more living wage benchmarks we can all use.” Rik Kutsch Lojenga, UEBT Executive Director