Proposal D3: Ensure prices are sufficient to pay a living wage.
Undertake an independent review of prices paid to suppliers in supplier factories to determine whether prices paid to suppliers are sufficient to allow compliance with international labour standards and provide for an expected wage for workers that meets workers’ basic needs.
Nike is willing to engage stakeholders “to discuss if there is another way to achieve this objective (e.g. identifying ways to train trade unions on product costing),” however the company believes a third-party review may be unfeasible.
Pentland believes some suppliers may not divulge pricing information though it is working with its main suppliers to make wages more transparent. The company will not commit to a third-party review of prices paid to suppliers.
PUMA “does not see itself in a position to determine which wage level would be sufficient to provide a “living wage” in over 50 sourcing countries,” and will not commit to a third-party review of prices paid to suppliers.
ASICS will not commit to determining whether the prices it pays to suppliers are sufficient to allow suppliers to pay wages that meet basic needs. The company says that factories determine wages independently and that ASICS does not pay workers directly.
The brand claims to implementing all components of this proposal or has agreed to implement them within Play Fair's proposed timeframe.
The brand is currently implementing or has agreed to implement some of the essential components of the proposal but has refused to implement, has overlooked, or has raised issues with one or more important components; or, the brand agrees to implement the proposal but not within Play Fair’s proposed timeframe.
The brand has refused to implement the essential components of the proposal.
The brand has misunderstood or failed to comment on the proposal; or the brand is considering the proposal, but has yet to make a decision.