DIEH Briefing Paper on Living Wage DRAFT Seminar 18.9.2009. Introduction. NGOs. Companies. Business associations. Trade unions. Multi-stakeholder initiative Purpose Promote ethical trade and responsible sourcing Platform for knowledge sharing Resource centre
DefinitionsLiving wage is commonly understood as a level of compensation that allows workers to meet basic needs including staple food, housing and health care and provides some discretionary income within a standard work week.