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How can I pay a living wage?

bruno Van Sieleghem head of sustainability at Stanley/Stella

Bangladesh wants to keep its competitiveness and does not want to increase wage more that once every 5 year (and in a limited way)

Factories in Bangladesh do not want to create unrest in the city by applying higher wage than the factories next door…everybody at the minimum wage!

Inside a factory, the workers working for brand “A” can not earn more money than workers working on brand “B”

So, even if my brand is ready to pay an extra 5 Million Eur to allow workers to get a living wage, I can not find a factory ready to pay the workers at 16.000 BDT…

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