IDH is working to secure living wages through the Roadmap on Living Wages. This platform works to strengthen international alignment and to build tangible solutions regarding living wage. Earning a living wage means workers receive sufficient wages to afford a decent standard of living for the worker and their family.

To act, companies need:

  • Reliable living wage benchmarks for every region they source from;
  • Understanding of workers’ current earnings and how these compare to living wage benchmarks;
  • Uniformity in how living wage gaps are verified;
  • Practical solutions to remove barriers and close living wage gaps;
  • Access to best practices and learning on how the gaps can be reduced over time.

IDH supports companies with all these steps through the Roadmap and the developed tools. Already a great group of companies and organizations are part of the Roadmap. Will you join too?

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Are you ready to join the effort?

The Roadmap is a joint effort of companies, international and sustainability organizations interested in advancing living wage efforts. IDH is calling out to companies taking the next step in their living wage commitment to join the Roadmap on Living Wages and take action to secure living wages for women and men in the workplace.

Join the Roadmap


Call to Action: Business to Business

IDH is also managing a Call to Action, from Business to Business, to build together a living wage economy. With the companies that join, we will form a working group aimed to develop and scale up solutions for workers in global supply chains with the ultimate goal of a living wage. The Call to Action is launched during the Living Wage Summit in March 2021 and will remain open as we keep encouraging you to join.

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Who is involved in the governance structure?

The Living Wage Roadmap is managed by IDH with support from a Steering Committee, a Technical Advisory Group and a Stakeholders Committee.

  • Steering Committee (SC)

    IDH, retailers, brands, producers:
    Unilever, Patagonia, Rewe, Metro, Axfood, Aldi North, Aldi South, Superunie, Sainsbury's, Jumbo, Taylors of Harrogate, Tesco, Fyffes, Eosta, Dole, Albert Heijn, Afriflora.

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    Steering Committee (SC)
  • Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

    IDH, experts and standards:
    Rainforest Alliance, Amfori, SAI, Fair Wear Foundation, Fair Trade, Sedex, RSPO.

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    Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
  • Stakeholder Committee

    Civil society organizations and public organizations:
    IDH, Global Living Wage Coalition, GIZ, The Consumer Goods Forum, WBF, Banana Link.

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    Stakeholder Committee

Are you a trade union of workers’ representative? See how you can participate:

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Hear from our partners

“IDH played a key role in converging , aligning efforts to move the living wage agenda in the banana supply chain. To ensure its success, it will require the whole value chain to work collaboratively and to find sustainable solutions together. In addition to listen to all relevant stakeholders, the methodologies and tools developed by IDH enable everyone to work within a similar framework and evaluate living wage gaps in a similar fashion.”

Julie Cournoyer

Director Global Sustainability, Fyffes

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