Sylvia Francisco

Sylvia Francisco analyzes companies efforts increase wages, and introduce a living wage, using both company websites and reports such as those by Clean Clothes Campaign and the Brand Performance checks by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).  She finds that the FWF’s brand performance checks are, thus far, the best available to measure companies’ efforts to increase living wages in their global supply chains.  Through an analysis of a variety of companies, she finds the following best practices associated with living wage efforts: product pricing evaluations, utilizing living wage benchmarks, development of long term relationships with suppliers, and supporting worker autonomy and collective bargaining at supplier factories. FWF members have made greater progress towards living wages than members of any other organization (FLA or ETI).