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Living Wage

This business pays all its employees a living wage. A living wage is when a worker's net income allows them to support their household with a decent standard of living. This amount varies depending on the worker's location, their employment pattern and who is in their household.

Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • This only applies to employees who are paid a regular wage by the business
  • This must include all full time and part-time employees, including interns
  • The living wage calculations will rely on the calculations of existing organisations or legal entities

Publication Requirements

  • Living wage in the country of employment

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Letter from the company accounting firm confirming all employees receive a living wage

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Auditing organisation
  • Accounting firm

Additional Resources

Living Wage Foundation

Global Living Wage Coalition

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