Products listed here are from vendors that offer a living wage to their employees and/or the pay gap between the highest and lowest paid full-time employees is less than 20X.
Why is poverty reduction important?
Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 36 per cent in 1990 to 10 per cent in 2015. But the pace of change is decelerating and the COVID-19 crisis has potential risk of reversing decades of progress in the fight again poverty.
New research published by the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by as much as 8% of the total human population, making it the first time that poverty has increased globally in 30 years since 1990.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. In order to achieve the SDGs, we must target those living in vulnerable situations, increasing access to basic resources and services, and support communities affected by conflict and climate-related disaster.
By purchasing from companies that ensure a living wage you are actively supporting and being a part of a system that is putting in the effort to reduce poverty overall.