5 years of Living Wage Lab celebrated
On Thursday 19 November, the Living Wage Lab celebrated its five years existence. In a one-off live broadcast, experts on living wage and living income spoke on different topics, varying from some practical business examples to the government perspective and a view on the future. The event, which was moderated by Lea Esterhuizen from &Wider, […]
Invitation: 5th anniversary of the Living Wage Lab
It’s been five years since Hivos and Fairfood started the Living Wage Lab. And despite COVID, we are not going to have this auspicious moment go unnoticed. We would like to invite all our Living Wage Lab members and anybody with an interest in agrifood, living wages and living incmes to join us on Thursday 19 November for our one-off broadcast with key speakers from the industry.
Lab Session #17 – The impact of COVID-19 on horticulture workers (webinar)
During the first-ever Living Wage Lab webinar, participants and panellists agreed that COVID-19 asks for smart government measures and innovative business initiatives to support the workers in the agri-food sector.
Lab Session #16 – Presentation of ALIGN
During the first Lab-session of 2020, agri-food professionals had the opportunity to give their input for the future development of ALIGN: the go-to portal if you want to take practical steps towards living wage and living income. What is most needed are best practices and a portfolio of strategies.
ALIGN: a guidance tool for living wages and incomes
An exiting outcome of the conference 'The Only Way is Up!' was the launch of ALIGN. ALIGN is a platform that gives access to existing resources on living wage and living income in an interactive and customised way. The portal is meant to be a guidance tool for agri-food companies aiming to reduce complexity around the topic, prioritising easy access and accountable information to build a strong understanding of living wages and income, and assessing risks in supply chains.
Lab Session #15 – How to communicate living income
On 4 July, ‘Verstegen Spices and Sauces’ hosted the 15th lab session. They took the Lab partners back to the origin presenting the results of a living income study into their nutmeg supply chain. As always with Lab sessions, there was no sitting back during this journey; participants were invited to come up with creative ideas on how to communicate the results of such a study to consumers.
Lab Session #14 – Strategies to assess living wage gaps
The first Living Wage Lab session of 2019 united a variety of stakeholders in the agri-food sector; long-time engaged participants but also many new faces. Given the co-creative nature of the lab, we used all the expertise in the room to address the following question: what is the best strategy to investigate wage and income gaps in your supply chains?
Lab Session #13 – Paying out a living wage as one of multiple buyers
The participants of the Living Wage Lab want to ensure a living wage for all nodes in their supply chain. But how can you reach that goal when you don’t own the farm or factory from which you source and you are not their only customer? With Fairphone as an example, this was the topic of the 13th Living Wage Lab, which took place in Utrecht on 13 November.