Social impact and compliance

As per the United Nations definition: “Social sustainability is about identifying & managing business impacts, both positive and negative, on people. The quality of a company’s relationships & engagement with its stakeholders is critical. Directly or indirectly, companies affect what happens to employees, workers in the value chain, customers & local communities, and it is important to manage impacts proactively.”

Social Impact & Compliance
Social impact made measurable

Empowering positive change

By embracing our social impact and compliance services (part of ESG), you’re not just ensuring legal adherence – you’re pioneering a movement toward a more equitable world. Join us in reshaping industries, amplifying human potential, and leaving a legacy of positive change. Together, we build bridges to a future where businesses thrive, and society flourishes sustainably. A future where corporate responsibility and transparency matters and living wages are normalized. Truly there will be challenges for each stakeholder involved, but we believe we can make a difference together.

23
Oct

Textile Exchange Conference

We will be presenting to all leaders and experts from across the fashion, textile, and apparel industries. Working towards a global production model that gives back more than it takes from nature. See you in London (UK) 23-27 October! Stand no. 147.

Textile Industry
How we bring change?

Our services

Every situation or issue is different and requires a different approach. Therefore our listed services are certainly not limited. Together we can determine the best solutions to your challenges.

Human Rights Assessment​
Risk Prioritization​
Landscape Review + Analysis

Community Impact + Needs Assessment​
Grievance + Feedback Mechanisms​
Secretariat Services​

Compliance Criteria​
Verification Methodology ​
Scheme Benchmarking​

Supplier Scorecard + Benchmarking​
Performance Improvement ​
Manager + Worker Training​

Worker Voice​
Community Direct Feedback​
Data Analysis + Visualization​
Product Traceability​

Materiality Analysis​
KPI Development​
ESG Reporting​
Validation of Claims

ROI of living wages

Living wages allow workers and their families access to a decent standard of living, which is considered a basic human right. By paying employees a living wage, organizations not only break the cycle of working poverty but also benefit from higher employee satisfaction, retention, and productivity. Living wages are essential to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals as they directly contribute to reducing poverty, gender equality, reduced inequalities, and decent work & economic growth. Indirectly, they contribute to at least 8 other SDGs, being an important driver of other sustainable developments. Now that’s talking ROI! Peterson supports organizations in measuring the living wage gap, developing strategies to close the gap, and support in the implementation of living wage policies and action plans.

More about Living Wages
Textiles Living Wages

Our expertise is based on our broad and worldwide experience and lies in:

Livelihoods​ 

Responsible Labor​ 

  • Forced Labor​
  • Child Labor / Underage Workers​
  • Ethical Recruitment

Worker Wellbeing​ 

  • Workplace Health and Safety​
  • Wage, Hours & Benefits​
  • Worker Voice & Agency

Resource Rights​ 

  • Community Engagement
  • Climate + Livelihood Impacts​

Equity & Inclusion​ 

  • Gender Assessment ​
  • Economic Empowerment & Inclusion​
  • Intersectional Lens

Grievance / Feedback Mechanisms​ 

  • Mechanism Development​
  • Claims Validation
Team PPS Rdam

How can we support you?

Please contact us so we can help you with your sustainable challenges or certification implementation. Or do you have other questions? We will be glad to help.