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High Level Meeting on Living Income and Living Wage in Berlin hosted by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development | June 21, 2022 13:30 CET


On the way to living income and living wage – how can governments and private sector work together?

In the wake of the recent EU legislative proposal on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD-D), published on 23 February 2022, which is explicitly safeguarding “adequate living wages” (see Art. 17 in the Annex) the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will host a meeting to advance living incomes and wages on EU level and beyond. The meeting is taking place in person on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 from 1.30 – 5.00 PM at the BMZ in Berlin, but the livestream will be available for everyone here on this page on the day of the event.


Living incomes and wages should be positioned as an important approach for European companies and retailers to effectively prevent human rights risks in their supply chains as well as to fulfil due diligence obligations. So far, the German and Dutch governments signed on 27 January 2021 a Joint Declaration to promote living incomes and wages. The declaration is a clear signal to companies to comply with and go beyond their upcoming corporate due diligence obligations.    


More information here

Livestream online here available on the day of the event