The consumer products giant Unilever plc is promising a “living wage” for all of its supply-chain workers by the year 2030. Can it make good on that pledge?
With revenues of nearly $60 billion, Unilever is among the world’s largest consumer goods companies. Brands include Lipton, Best Foods, Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Noxzema. The company has announced its commitment to achieving a living wage for workers across its supply chain within nine years, but that’s not all: it also wants to eliminate social inequality among those workers, while promoting sustainable practices in product materials and packaging. On this episode, we get the details from Dave Ingram, chief procurement officer. He discusses how the company determines what constitutes a living wage in countries around the world, and how it can achieve the necessary supply chain visibility to make that happens. “We felt the need to make an intervention,” he says. But do consumers care? Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
Unilever’s latest Human Rights Report.
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