The RSPO & Living Wage Project was an effort to contribute to multi-sectoral living wage method harmonization, while making sure that the palm oil sector was consulted and comprehends the living wage method including its challenges and opportunities for implementation. It built onto the existing efforts undertaken by the GLWC. The results of this project were be the following:
- A palm oil living wage definition
- Method and sample calculations for four countries
- Best practices, challenges, and opportunities emerging from a review of case studies
The Impact Institute* maintained a multi-stakeholder approach to ensure that businesses get the time and information to determine what role living wage can play for them. This approach also enabled laborers to be involved in the development of the living wage process and ensured negotiated conventions were sufficiently addressed. Moreover, this consultative process allowed the Impact Institute to ensure that the application of the living wage definition and method were realistic estimates of local living costs.