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News Mar 13, 2024

Jacobs Becomes a Living Wage Employer in the UK

Joining 14,000 responsible U.K. employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage

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Jacobs has become a real Living Wage Employer in the U.K. Meeting all necessary criteria, we now stand among 14,000 U.K. companies holding this accreditation. Higher than the U.K. Government's National Living Wage, the real Living Wage rates are independently calculated based on what people need to get by. 

This accreditation aligns with our core values and our Environmental, Social and Governance commitments – paying a Living Wage plays a crucial role in advancing eight out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. By paying a real Living Wage, we go beyond legal requirements and invest in the financial security and overall quality of life of our team members and partners. We have also agreed a plan for extending this to our U.K. suppliers*.

“This recognition marks a significant achievement and reinforces our ongoing commitment to ethical business standards,” says Jacobs TogetherBeyond Director Melissa Godfray. “It reflects our commitment to fair and equitable pay, which is integral to creating a culture of caring for our employees and a place where they stay and thrive.”

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An initiative of Citizens U.K., the Living Wage Foundation is an independent, charitable organization that recognizes the leadership of responsible U.K. employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum and national living wages. The rates are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence about the living standards across the U.K.

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* We are communicating the accreditation requirements to our U.K. supply chain and all new suppliers will be required to adhere to the real Living Wage standards. Existing suppliers will be given a transition period to meet the real Living Wage standards.