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


    Lab Session #11 – Living wage dialogue along the supply chain 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 […]

  • Celebrating two-year anniversary Living Wage Lab


    Celebrating two-year anniversary Living Wage Lab 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 […]

  • Lab Session #9 – Purchasing practices


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 […]