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  • Lab Session # 13 – Paying out a living wage as one of multiple buyers

    05/12/2018

    The participants of the Living Wage Lab want to ensure a living wage for all nodes in their supply chain. But how can you reach that goal when you don’t own the farm or factory from which you source and you are not their only customer? With Fairphone as an example, this was the topic of the 13th Living Wage Lab, which took place in Utrecht on 13 November.

  • Lab Session # 12 – First steps towards Living Wage Tool

    05/07/2018

    A good crowd has shown up for the 12th session of the Living Wage Lab. One thing that the Living Wage Lab offers to participants, is the certainty to find a trusted space for discussion and for experimentation. The idea of experimenting is well alive in the Freedom Lab in Amsterdam, the space where this Lab session takes place. It serves as a reminder of the principles on which we operate. Exploring and experimenting are key components of the Lab.

  • Lab Session #11 – Living wage dialogue along the supply chain

    30/04/2018

    Last April 18th participants of the Living Wage Lab came together at the New World Campus in The Hague for the first real interactive Lab session this year- and interactive it was! Through a role play, participants had the chance to experience a living wage dialogue up and down the supply chain and to experience it from another angle than the one they are usually in.

  • Celebrating two-year anniversary Living Wage Lab

    24/01/2018

    Thursday, January the 18th – Indeed, the day of The Storm – we celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Living Wage Lab. In style, with a breakfast session in the Nieuwspoort in The Hague. For everyone who made it: we sincerely hope that you have returned home safely and on time. For everyone who could not be there: a report on the session below.

  • Lab Session #9 – Purchasing practices

    03/10/2017

    On the 21st of September Lab partners met @ the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) in the Hague. For this session Patrick Belser, Coordinator of the Wage Group at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) shared findings of a  recently published  study Purchasing practices and working conditions in global supply chains: Global Survey results which the ILO carried out in collaboration with the joint Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETIs).

  • Lab session #8 – Living wage due-diligence

    07/07/2017

    On the 22nd of June 2017 Lab partners met at Verstegen Spices & Sauces’ in Rotterdam. In the Inspiration Room, where the scents of exotic spices filled the air, Marianne van Keep, CSR Manager, welcomed us with a pitch on Verstegen’s CSR story and link with living wage.

  • Living Wage Lab meets at Verstegen Spices & Sauces

    15/06/2017

    Thursday June 22nd the Living Wage Lab organises its next Lab session at Verstegen Spices & Sauces in Rotterdam. During this session Piet Sprengers, Head Sustainability & Research at ASN Bank, will present the bank’s living wage strategy and its results so far.

  • How to start your own Living Wage project

    14/04/2017

    On 13 April 2017 the Living Wage Lab organised its 7th Lab session at the Impact Hub in Amsterdam. The objective of this session was to get to know some of the projects Lab partners are undertaking in specific supply chains.

  • The Living Wage Lab celebrates its first birthday

    27/11/2016

    The Living Wage Lab celebrates its first birthday On 26 November 2015, Hivos and Fairfood gathered Dutch stakeholders from the agro-food sector to develop and experiment with innovative solutions for living wages in their supply chains. The wages of many food workers around the world are so low, that they often cannot afford to buy for themselves the food they pick […]