A living wage meets a worker’s basic needs to maintain a safe, decent standard of living for the worker and their family.
SAI & Living Wage
SAI has included payment of a living wage as one of our core principles for decent work since our founding in 1997, long before the idea was widely accepted by other organizations and companies. Our SA8000 Standard has included a living wage requirement since the very beginning, and we have worked individually with brands and retailers for over 20 years on strategies to improve wages in their companies and supply chains.
Global Living Wage Coalition
In 2013, SAI co-founded the Global Living Wage Coalition with other standard-setting organizations to establish a common definition of living wage, to promote a common and robust methodology for calculating a local living wage (The Anker Methodology), and to support living wage implementation work. The Coalition has two main pillars of work: research and implementation.
Anker Living Wage Research Network
The Anker Living Wage and Income Research Network forms the research pillar of the Global Living Wage Coalition. Its mission is to engage in and disseminate high quality research, analysis, and training related to living wage and living income (based on the Anker methodology). SAI is the institutional host of the Research Network, lending support based on our long experience with developing and operating training programs and quality management systems.
Living Wage Resources
SA8000® Resource Center As creator and owner of the SA8000 Standard, SAI is proud to…
A Case Study in Living Wage Implementation Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu is a major knitwear-producing city…
The SA8000® Standard is the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe. It was…
The Global Living Wage Coalition was founded by a group of standard-setting organizations (including SAI)…
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