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Has the company made a public commitment to pay living wages across its supply network?
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Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Unit
Range
Options
Yes
Partial
No
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Company Website, Supply Chain Policy document, Code of Conduct, Sustainability Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Modern Slavery Statement, Gender Pay Gap Report

This metric is part of a Clean Clothes Campaign project to investigate wages in apparel supply chains. The project, Filling the Gap: Achieving Living Wages through improved transparency, is funded by the European Commission and comprises research, campaigning, capacity building and advocacy around an innovative Transparency Tool.

The Transparency Tool enables users to see at a glance which fashion brands and retailers have the largest gaps between their public commitments on wages, what workers are actually paid, and what they should be paid to be earning a Living Wage in their regional context.

The aim of the project is to empower workers and workers’ organisations to advocate for their rights and equip consumers with the knowledge/evidence that will enable them to make responsible and sustainable shopping decisions, and to hold brands accountable. The resulting increased transparency and traceability, along with the empowerment of workers, trade unions and CSOs, will lead to concrete improvements in these global supply chains.

The research was split into two parts: a survey of the brands and an on-the-ground survey of factory workers, initially in China, Indonesia, Croatia, India and Sri Lanka. This metric is derived from the brand survey portion of the research.

Clean Clothes Campaign defines a living wage as wage that is 'earned in a standard working week of no more than 48 hours and allows the garment worker to be able to buy food for herself and her family, pay the rent, pay for healthcare, clothing, transportation and education and have a small amount of savings for when something unexpected happens.' (Source: CCC)


Methodology

This metric is asking whether the company has made a public commitment to pay living wages across its supply network. Start by searching on the company’s website and within their published documents such as policy documents, annual reports and sustainability reports.

Keywords and Search Terms

- Living wage
- Wages
- Supply chain

Answer Input

Always include the page number where you found the answer in the Comments field, as well as excerpts from the source where you found the information.

If the company has made a commitment to pay their workers a living wage in line with the definition in the About section (see above), enter the answer as 'Yes'.

If the company has made a commitment to pay their workers a 'living wage' which misses some elements of the definition in the About section (see above), enter the answer as 'Partial'.

If the company has not made any such commitment, enter the answer as 'No'.

Please note: 'Unknown' is not a possible answer for this metric.