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What's the estimated proportion of workers along the value chain who have other jobs to sustain their livelihoods?

This metric covers one of the requirements under PF indicator 1.4 of the Poverty Footprint Tool* concerned with 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.

This indicator, furthermore, falls under the 1st Corporate area Dimension, value chains, which refers to how a company’s value chain and its procurement, manufacturing, and distribution policies and/or practices influence the ability of people living in poverty to access good-quality employment, earn a living wage or sustain a business, and participate in the market.

*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).

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

  • survey workers

  • consider using secondary research to identify topics such as:

    • legal minimum wages and benefits entitlement to workers in the country of study

    • wage benchmarks (poverty thresholds, industry average, national average income, etc.)

    • commodity prices (as per market prices)

    • average household sizes (important to consider in living wage calculations)

    • existing living wage calculations

However, WikiRate researchers may review one of the following company statements using search terms like "additional work", "second job", and "partial income" to determine whether the company in question publicly discloses an estimated proportion of workers that take up more than one job to sustain their livelihoods:

  • 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 workers' livelihoods

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