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Join us as a Launch Partner and make living wages a reality


Dear Brands and Organizations,

Are you ready to impact the Living Wage landscape? WageMap extends an invitation for you to join us as a launch partner, positioning yourself at the forefront of transforming our approach to attaining living wages for workers globally.

By partnering with WageMap, you'll gain access to a myriad of benefits, including:

💡𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝: Help develop a reference standard which will assess, align and improve existing living wage benchmarking methodologies.

🌟 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Position your organization as a leader in promoting fairness and transparency in the workplace.

🌏 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐚. Access the ‘wage map’: a database of the most representative living wage data per geography.

🎓 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐛: Elevate your understanding with workshops, relevant references, and links to essential resources on closing the living wage gap.

WageMap is a coalition among six leading organizations in the living wage space – WageIndicator, Living Wage For US, Living Wage Foundation UK, BSR, NewForesight, and Loughborough University. Our mission is to provide structure and clarity in the debates around Living Wage and help companies facilitate the implementation of their Living Wage commitments across their supply chains.

Concretely, WageMap aims to: 1. Establish a Living Wage Reference Standard following the ISEAL standard-setting process. 2. Provide access to Globally Comparable, Locally Specific Benchmarks. 3. trengthen implementation support to guide the private sector in their Living Wage journey. 4. Build and expand the global movement around Living Wage.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative initiative. Join us as a launch partner and together, let's pave the way for a brighter, more equitable future!

𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐉𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫, 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 (joost.backer@newforesight.com) 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐖𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐌𝐚𝐩.

First WageMap Webinar


On Wednesday April 24th at 4:00 - 5:00 PM CEST we will host our very first WageMap Webinar:

𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐚𝐠𝐞 –𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐖𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐌𝐚𝐩, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮.

This event is for all practitioners supporting the achievement of living wages for workers globally. hashtag#WageMap has kicked off the ISEAL Living Wage Reference Standard-setting process. Join us on the mission towards a single database of globally comparable, contextually specific living wage benchmark data!

1️⃣ Introduction to WageMap: plan for 2024.
2️⃣ Consultations on the ISEAL Living Wage Reference Standard: How can you
3️⃣ Launch Partner Spotlight: The Hershey Company.
4️⃣ Call to action: What does Launch Partnership mean for you.
5️⃣ Q&A

Sign up via the following link: https://share.hsforms.com/1Wgz6UV8-QKa1zVfsjCsiRg1z1n9

Hope to see you there!

WageMap attends the 4th Global Conference of the World Banana Forum


This week, WageMap attends the 4th Global Conference of the World Banana Forum, including a side event on livingwage at the FAO in Rome.

Over 600,000 workers operate in the banana industry, growing, plucking and packing over 120 million MT per year. Most workers earn well below a Living Wage and face tough working conditions.

Data-driven action is needed. WageMap contributes by creating a single database of globally comparable, locally specific living wage benchmarks based on a shared living wage reference standard that acknowledges existing methodologies.

We kick-off creating this standard this month, following the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code. ‘We’ means the consortium partners BSR, Living Wage Foundation, Loughborough University, NewForesight, Living Wage For US Inc, and WageIndicator Foundation. It also includes our corporate Launch Partners and Members, which will become known soon.

NB: Deadline to become a Launch Partner is April 5th. Interested in learning more? Contact us via LinkedIn or send an email to PMO Joost Backer, joost.backer@newforesight.com.

WageIndicator Foundation is making their Living Wage estimates publicly available


With Living Wage becoming central to discussions around decent work and the sustainable development goals, we're excited to see that one of our founding members, the WageIndicator Foundation is making their Living Wage estimates publicly available as of today!

This is a big step in the pursuit of labour market transparency, fair compensations, and our shared journey to a better future.

You can read their publication via the following link: https://wageindicator.org/salary/living-wage/workers-trade-unions