In this FIBS Practice training you will hear
- What can a company do to advance living wages in its supply chains?
- What are front-running companies doing?
- What tools and partnerships are available?
Low wages is one the most common human rights challenges in global supply chains. There are 780 million ”Working Poor”, whose wages are insufficient to raise them out of poverty. Low wages also weaken product quality and availability.
First part of the training that took place on 29.9. focused on living wages and methodologies for defining them. In this second part we will hear about closing the gap: what mechanisms and partnerships are effective in advancing living wages?
In this interactive workshop we hear about and discuss several solutions, tools and partnerships that companies can utilize to contribute to the strive towards living wages.
Guest speakers will include experts from companies and the civil society, from Finland and abroad.
This training is part one of a two-part FIBS Practice training series. We recommend that you take part in both trainings. The first training took place 29.9.
Anne van Lakerveld is Living Wage Coordinator at Fair Wear Foundation, guiding Fair Wear member brands on implementing the code of labour practices and coordinating Fair Wear’s living wage activities. She is an economic sociologist and has a long experience of developing CSR strategies for companies.
Sandya Lang works as the Sustainability Manager at Nudie Jeans, a Swedish denim brand. She is responsible for the brand’s sustainability, focusing on social compliance, transparency and living wages. She has a master’s degree in Development studies focusing on CSR.
Maija Lumme is Sustainability specialist at Pro Ethical Trade Finland (Eetti), a Finnish NGO promoting sustainable trade and production.
Hannes Bengs founded Pure Waste, a Finnish company manufacturing and selling yarns, fabrics and garments made from 100% recycled materials.
Josetta Nousjoki (MA, BBA) works as Sustainability Manager at Fairtrade Finland. She has long experience in advancing sustainable business practices and human rights in supply chains. Prior to Fairtrade, she managed international affairs in a trade union and worked as an investigative journalist in Asia.
- Sustainability/corporate responsibility professionals
- Procurement professionals
Max. 2 persons / organization.
The event is included in FIBS Pro membership fee
FIBS’ team, 040 865 1285, firstname.lastname@example.org