Dutch supermarkets commit to living wage in the banana sector

Dutch supermarkets have joined forces to ensure a living wage for banana workers in the international production chain. The partnering retailers aim is to reduce the gap between the currently paid wages and the living wage for their entire banana assortment by at least 75% within five years.

Dutch supermarkets strive for a living wage in the banana sector © the sustainable trade initiative

The commitment was signed with support of IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, by Albert Heijn, Superunie, Boni, Boon, Coop, Deen, Hoogvliet, Jan Linders, Jumbo, Plus, Poiesz, Sligro, Spar, Vomar, and the Dutch Food Retail Association (CBL). The commitment is part of the Dutch Agreement for the Food Products Sector on International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC).

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