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SAI Newsletter — March 2022

Featured Stories


Photo courtesy of Proforest

MY Voice to amplify workers' voices in palm and apparel sectors of Malaysia

SAI has launched a new project to address forced labor and child labor in the production of garments and palm oil in Malaysia. The project—MY Voice—builds on SAI’s experience implementing social compliance systems in supply chains and facilitating worker and community engagement and learning. It also integrates expertise from several partner organizations: Proforest, The Centre for Child Rights and Business, and Our Journey.

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Living wage and living incomes: essential for CSR in global supply chains

A recent article by SAI, Rainforest Alliance, and the Accountability Framework Initiative discusses how companies can begin to pay workers in their supply chains a decent wage, including resources, like the Global Living Wage Coalition, and helpful tips to make the process feel less daunting to companies and their suppliers.

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Updates from the Anker Research Institute

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Photo by: ©2011CIAT/Neil Palmer 

New Living Wage Updates

The Anker Research Institute, hosted by SAI, released several new living wage and living income reports over the last few weeks:

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Photo by: Russell Watkins/UK Dept. for Int. Development

New Schedule for Living Wage and Living Income Updates

The Anker Research Institute will begin updating Anker living wage and living income Benchmark estimates on an annual basis starting in 2022. This change differs from previous years when estimates were updated every other year. These annual updates will account for inflation and are important to ensure that living wage and living income estimates (i.e., family living costs) continue to be sufficient for workers to afford a basic but decent standard of living.

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Upcoming Training & Workshop Opportunities

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Upcoming Trainings SA8000 Introduction and Basic Auditor Training Courses

April 4  8: SA8000 Basic Remote Training | Asia/Pacific Region

April 11  15: SA8000 Basic Remote Training | Italy (Italian)

See full course list & register
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