The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Action Sustainability (Trading) Limited in the UK, has accredited as a Living Wage Employer this month.

The company’s Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Action Sustainability, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Director of Action Sustainability, Shaun McCarthy OBE, said, “We’ve always advised our clients to pay the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation and we’ve always set an example by paying everybody, including our apprentices, the London Living Wage.

“Not only is it the right thing to do, we find it pays back many times over in productivity, loyalty and motivation to go the extra mile.”

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

Katherine Chapman, Director of Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Action Sustainability to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.

“We are a movement of over 3,700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.

These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Action Sustainability, join us because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

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