Publications


Living Wage Report for Urban and Rural Pakistan
This report estimates a living wage for workers in urban and rural Pakistan. It focuses on the sports ball manufacturing industry.

Executive Summary
Infographic – 
Urban
Infographic – 
Rural

March 2017 | Source: The Global Living Wage Coalition


Living Wages Around the World -- Manual for Measurement
This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries, and how much workers need to earn to afford this. The manual makes it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary data.

February 2017 | Source: Richard Anker and Martha Anker


Living Wage Report for Kenya
This report estimates a living wage for workers in the rural Mount Kenya Area. It focuses on areas with a concentration of fresh cut flower farms.

Infographic (pdf)

February 2017 | Source: The Global Living Wage Coalition


Living Wage Report for Bhahodi, Uttar Pradesh, India
This report estimates a living wage for workers in the rural areas of Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. The report focuses on areas inhabited by workers of the carpet weaving industry.

Infographic (pdf)

October 2016 | Source: The Global Living Wage Coalition


Living Wage Report for Dhaka, Bangladesh and Satellite Cities
Over four million people work in the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh. The sector is now the second-largest in the world and accounts for more than 85 percent of the country’s annual exports.This report estimates living wages for areas of Dhaka and its satellite cities with large concentrations of garment factories.

Infographic (pdf) 

September 2016 | Source: Social Accountability International and The Global Living Wage Coalition


Living Wage Report for Rural Brazil
Brazil is an important country as it has the fifth largest population and the seventh largest economy in the world. This report is concerned with living wages in Minas Gerais State of Brazil with a focus on coffee production, since Minas Gerais is the most important coffee growing area in Brazil – the most important coffee producing country in the world.

Infographic (pdf)
Report in Portuguese (pdf)

June 2016 | Source: The Global Living Wage Coalition


Environmental and Social Management System Implementation Handbook
This Handbook is intended to be a practical guide to help companies develop and implement an environmental and social management system, which should help to improve overall operations
.

March 2015 | Source: Social Accountability International and International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

 


Living Wage for Kenya with Focus on Fresh Flower Farm area near Lake Naivasha
This report estimates a living wage for Kenya for March 2014 with a focus on fresh cut flower area near Lake Naivasha.

Executive Summary (pdf)

March 2014 | Sources: Fairtrade International, Sustainable Agriculture Network/Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified


Living Wage for rural Malawi with Focus on Tea Growing area of Southern Malawi
This report estimates a living wage for rural Malawi for January 2014 with a focus on tea growing region in Southern Malawi (Mulanje District and Thyolo District).

Executive Summary (pdf)

January 2014 | Sources: Fairtrade International, Sustainable Agriculture Network/Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified


Living Wage for Rural Dominican Republic with Focus on Banana Growing Area of the North
This paper estimates a living wage for rural Dominican Republic with a focus on the banana growing region in the Northern part of the country.

Executive Summary (pdf)
Report in Spanish (pdf)
Executive Summary in Spanish (pdf)

October 2013 | Sources: Fairtrade International and Social Accountability International


Living Wage for rural South Africa with Focus on Wine Grape Growing in Western Cape Province
This paper estimates a living wage for wine grape growing area of Western Cape Province South Africa using a new methodology developed by the authors that builds and improves on earlier work on living wages published by the International Labour Organization.

May 2013 | Sources: Fairtrade International

 


Project Cultivar: Final Report on Impact Released
The results are in on SAI's Project Cultivar in Central America. In August 2011, SAI issued Project Cultivar's final report, chronicling its work to advance labor rights in the agricultural sector, in partnership withCIAC, INCAP, PASE and CDH, and supported by the U.S. Department of Labor.

September 2011 | Source: SAI
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United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Six-Step Approach to Supply Chain Implementation
This handbook helps businesses develop and implement management systems to operationalize the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It includes a step-by-step guide with sample documents, and advice on how companies can scale the system to their own size and level of risk.

July 2012 | Source: Social Accountability International and ICCO


Measure & Improve Your Labor Standards Performance - Handbook & Toolkit
The Handbook and Toolkit, written and designed by SAI for all IFC- invested companies, is a practical reference book, and aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental management systems and internal staff capabilities required for improving the labor standards performance, both in a company and in its supply chain. Additionally, it provides a step-by-step guide to assist company management to develop or improve labor standards performance management systems.

June 2010 | Sources: Social Accountability Internationa, International Finance Corporation
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From Principles to Practice: The Role of SA8000® in Implementing the UN Global Compact
This publication features six case studies of companies from around the world that use SA8000 as a tool to meet their UNGC commitments. Companies profiled in this are: Beraca (Brazil), Rosy Blue Diamond (Thailand), Sabaf (Italy), TDE (Bolivia), TNT Express (Argentina), and Yesim (Turkey). These case studies illustrate the usefulness of voluntary standards in advancing all aspects of good corporate citizenship in a variety of business ventures and environments.  They also provide a strong case for the business benefits of responsible conduct in terms of improved sales, employee satisfaction, community relations, as well as brand and industry reputation. 

June 2010 | Sources: Center for International Private Enterprise, Social Accountability International, UN Global Compact
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From Words to Action: A Business Case for Implementing Workplace Standards
Why should good corporate citizenship be an indispensable part of successful business? What role does implementing workplace standards play in corporate citizenship? How can companies around the world treat their employees well and gain measurable business benefits at the same time? The cases, which profile companies in China, Turkey, and India, illustrate just a few examples of good corporate citizenship regarding the workplace. 

February 2009 | Source: Center for International Private Enterprise, Social Accountability International
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Tenth Anniversary Report (2008)
The Tenth Anniversary Report highlights successes and lessons learned during SAI's first decade of implementing human rights at work.

2008 | Source: Social Accountability International