Invitation to the PLWF Annual Conference 2021

Invitation to the PLWF Annual Conference 2021

Date: 28th October 2021 (both in person and online)
Time:  14:30 – 19:00 PM CET
Place: De Reehorst, Triodos IM Offices, Driebergen-Rijsenburg


Dear PLWF supporter,

You are invited for the annual event of the Platform Living Wage Financials that takes place on 28th of October at De Reehorst, the office of Triodos Investment Management in Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands.

Our programme will be available for live attendance at the Triodos IM’s premises. Please note that registration for the live event will be on a first come first serve base. We also have the opportunity to join via a live stream as we are aware that the current Covid situation is still restricting travel. 

Living Wage; Pushing forward on progress

Awareness on Living Wage has increased in the last couple of years, and now the members of the PLWF start to see companies taking real action on implementing Living Wage. The annual conference will focus on companies and institutes that really have taken action to improve circumstances around wages in supply chain. We will hear from UNPRI, Unilever, Shirley Schijvens (Schijvens Mode), Kim van der Weerd, CNV, and Platform members on the latest solutions that really contribute to better pay for workers, the results from the living wage assessments 2021, best practices and the future of living wage. Both the garment sector and the food, agricultural and retail sector will be in the spotlights, in order to facilitate a cross sectoral discussion and learn from each other. 


14:30 – 15:00 Walk In

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome & introduction conference

15:05 – 15:10 A video Message of Fiona Reynolds – UNPRI

15:10 – 15:30 Unilever: Action on Living Wage from a corporate perspective

Rachel Cowburn-Walden – Global Director Human Rights Stewardship at Unilever

15.30 – 15:50 PLWF Assessment Results & Panel

15:50 – 16:10 Q&A

16:10 – 16:20 Break

16:20 – 17:05 Living wage in the Sugar Sector

Insights from Bonsucro, CNW and a corporate perspective

17:05 – 17:50 Living Wage in the Garment Sector

Insights from: Shirley Schijvens (Owner at Schijvens Textielfabriek), Kim van der Weerd (former garment factory manager) and a corporate perspective

17:50 – 18:00 Shared lessons & Closing

18:00 – 19:00 Drinks & Bites


To attend the live event, please register here**

To attend the event online, please register here


We look forward to seeing you on the 28th of October


With kind regards,



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For questions about the program please contact the PLWF secretariat: 

**Please be aware of the fact that if you choose to attend the live event you will have to show your Covid QR code that shows if you are vaccinated, have a negative test or recovered from Covid.