Too little to live: Many working people are starving.

Many developing countries have a minimum wage, but it is often not enough to live from. In Bangladesh, for example, the statutory minimum wage is just €18 per month, which is far below the living wage of around €55.

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hunger affected around 821 million people around the world in 2017 alone, and three in four undernourished people live in rural areas and must produce their own food. We cover how to manage these risks in our Knowledge Paper “How Companies can deal with Labour Exploitation in the Agricultural Sector“, but the key takeaway is the following…

By ensuring all workers along your supply chain get paid fair living wages and work under safe conditions, you ensure workers have sufficient resources to finance a humane living standard and won’t suffer illnesses due to their work.  These actions in and of themselves aid in reaching SDGs 1 & 2, no poverty and zero hunger respectively.

  • SDG1: No Poverty

  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

    One of the fundamental rights in the workplace is the right to safe and healthy working conditions. By implementing a thorough human rights due diligence process, businesses can avoid jeopardizing workers’ health while at the job.  We help businesses to develop and implement policies, reliable grievance mechanisms and audits along their supply chain to ensure fair, safe and healthy working conditions.

  • SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth