A decent standard of living for everybody: ALDI publishes “International Position Statement on Living Wages and Living Incomes”
Living wages and living incomes are an integral part of human rights and are essential if we want to address inequality and eradicate poverty. The ALDI SOUTH Group and the ALDI Nord Group have jointly published their “International Position Statement on Living Wages and Living Incomes” to emphasise their commitments to a decent standard of living in global supply chains.
Living wages and living incomes seek to address the question of how to reach a decent standard of living:
- A living wage ensures that a worker and their family can afford food, water, housing, education, health care, transportation, clothing and other essential needs including provision for unexpected events.
- The concept of living income seeks to reach a decent standard of living for self-employed people such as smallholder farmers or family farms to provide them with enough money to cover their basic needs and the cost of production.