Celebrating Innovations and Milestones

This June 2024, the next Living Wage and Living Income Summit will take place.

To make real strides towards living wages and living income in global value chains IDH, GIZ, and with sponsorship from the UN Global Compact, will bring together over 400 key actors from the private and public sector, including producers, buyers, unions and more, to effect change through responsible business practices, policy instruments, and social dialogue.

We have seen steps of progress to address living wage and living income gaps through joint public and private sector actions, engagement by producers and buyers, and social dialogue and collective bargaining. The topics are also being embraced by due diligence regulation and multilateral organisations. We need to debate how best to benefit from recent milestones achieved by organisations like the ILO and the EU. We need to foster dialogue and share practical insights on what works when it comes to closing living wage and income gaps. We need to share different perspectives from the supply chain on these topics.

During the Summit, we will hear from our partners about their milestones and latest innovations.

For example, Roel van Poppel, Chief Sustainability Officer at Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) will talk about their sustainability strategy with living income commitment. Marjan De Bock-Smit, CEO Impact Buying, will explain the voluntary contributions guidelines for living wage, Karin Janssen from Colruyt and Joke Aerts from Tony’s Open Chain about scaling impact and Flavia Witmer from Lipton Teas & Infusions and Suzy Garraghan from Taylors of Harrogate about the new mechanism to improve the livelihoods of tea workers.

Check out the event webpage to see the full agenda and the speaker lineup who will be joining us at the Summit.