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Unilever commits to fair living wage

Fri 22 Jan 2021 | 07:57 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Unilever commits to living wage and greater inclusivity

Ambitious commitments and actions include ensuring that everyone who directly provides goods and services to Unilever earns at least a living wage or income by 2030. Unilever already pays its own employees at least a living wage. Now the company is going one step further to secure the same for people beyond its workforce, specifically focusing on the most vulnerable workers in manufacturing and agriculture. It will work with suppliers, other businesses, governments and NGOs to create system-wide change and encourage the global adoption of living wage practices. “The two biggest threats that the world currently faces are climate change and social inequality,” says Unilever CEO Alan Jope. “The past year has undoubtedly widened the social divide, and decisive and collective action is needed to build a society that helps to improve livelihoods, embraces diversity, nurtures talent and offers opportunities for everyone.” The company has also committed to creating opportunities through greater inclusivity, pledging to spend €2 billion annually with suppliers owned and managed by people from under-represented groups, by 2025.
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