SAI Audio & Presentation: Implementing Living Wages in Global Supply Chains

SAI's Matt Fischer-Daly leads webinar, featuring factory case examples from Thailand and Honduras
Feb 3, 2012 4:15 PM ET

In supply chains across the world, men and women labor in low-wage jobs, making insufficient income in a regular work week to cover the cost of living. What can responsible businesses do to ensure that workers throughout the supply chain receive living wages? What are the implications of wage levels for the sustainability of communities around the world?

On January 25, 2012, SAI Senior Manager Matt Fischer-Daly led a webinar on how businesses can implement living wages in their global supply chains, and the role of certification standards such as SAI's SA8000®. Hosted by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), 80 representatives from government agencies, NGOs, certification bodies and companies signed on to participate in this one-hour webinar discussion.

The webinar was organized into three sections:

  1. The human right to a living wage

  2. Practical guidelines for implementation

  3. Case examples of best practices observed in the field: Thailand & Honduras

  • Rosy Blue Diamond Co. Ltd. - Diamond cutting plant
    Phitsanulok, Thailand

  • Finca Guaruma - Banana farm
    La Lima, Honduras