Poverty Footprint+Working Overtime
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Working Overtime

What percentage of workers work overtime on a regular basis?

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Alpina Foods

2015 = Unknown %

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Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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0-100

About

This metric covers one of the requirements under PF indicator 3.4 of the Poverty Footprint Tool.* It is part of the first Poverty Dimension, livelihoods, which refers to the ability of people living in poverty to meet essential needs for themselves and their family, i.e., adequate food, housing, clothing, and healthcare, in the context of supporting and protecting their rights. Beyond earnings, it refers to the opportunity for individuals to pursue options for personal development, upward mobility, career development, and security.

More specifically, within this dimension, this particular indicator addresses the category labour rights and working conditions. An indicator like this helps determine whether key populations are able to protect their basic rights, and maintain their health and well-being at their place of work.

Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours. The term is also used for the pay received for this time. Most nations have overtime labour laws designed to dissuade or prevent employers from forcing their employees to work excessively long hours. (Source: Wikipedia )

As a basis for analysis: Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code standards on overtime stipulates: “Working hours comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. In any event, workers shall not on a regular basis be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week and shall be provided with at least one day off for every 7 day period on average. Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate.

*It is important to note that this guide is for reference purposes only. It suggests indicators that project partners may consider, but it is not a complete or exhaustive list. As highlighted in the Poverty Footprint Guide, the project partners will determine the specific indicators to be used in a Poverty Footprint study, tailored to the company’s business model, industry standards, country/regional context, among other criteria (Please see the “Implementation Section” of the Poverty Footprint Guide for more information on how to identify indicators).
Methodology

For project partners who have set out to research this indicator, the Poverty Footprint guideline suggests the following methodology:

  • survey workers, workers' representatives, management, and audits.

  • consider using secondary research to identify topics such as existing labour rights law for the country in question

However, WikiRate researchers may review one of the following company statements using search terms like "overtime", "over-hours", and "working hours" to determine whether the company in question publicly discloses the percentage of workers that work overtime on a regular basis:

  • Poverty Footprint

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Report

  • Annual Report

  • CSO Statements or Reports

  • Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.

Please provide the following contextual information in a comment to the metric value:

  • any additional disclosure regarding overtime practices, e.g. policy statements, the average number of hours, whether there is compensation for worked overtime in terms of money or time off, etc.

  • whether the disclosed percentage extends to their entire value chain.

  • the page number of the document where the information can be found

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