The Jersey Living Wage Campaign Team Leader, Jennifer Bridge, said, “We are delighted that KPMG in Jersey has been accredited as a Living Wage employer. There is a growing appetite in Jersey to do business ethically and to recognise and value the contribution of all employees. Whether working for or doing business with KPMG, you know that you are dealing with a company that pays the Living Wage.
We encourage employers to contact us and start a conversation which will hopefully lead to accreditation”.
Andrew Quinn, Managing Partner at KPMG in the Crown Dependencies and based in Jersey commented, “KPMG are delighted to join the Living Wage Campaign. Everyone who works for KPMG in Jersey is already paid above the Jersey living wage but, by joining the Living Wage Campaign, we are committing to continuing to do this going forward and also only working with local contractors and businesses who pay their staff the Jersey living wage when they work on KPMG’s premises.
As a large employer in the island, KPMG takes their social and ethical responsibilities in Jersey very seriously and the above commitment is just one example of the many actions being taken over the next few years as part of KPMG’s 50th anniversary in Jersey (in 2023) and the rollout of KPMG’s Global Impact Plan, outlining the firm’s ESG commitments and actions.”
Andrew continues, “I really do hope that in the short term more businesses in Jersey sign up to the Living Wage Campaign and that the objectives of the Living Wage Campaign become an integral part of doing business here, with every employer paying their staff at least the Jersey living wage.”
JERSEY LIVING WAGE
Caritas Jersey is licensed by the Living Wage Foundation in the UK to manage and co-ordinate the promotion of a ‘Living Wage’ in Jersey. The Living Wage Campaign is one of Caritas’ three main projects; the other two being the Social Inclusion Project and the Prisoners' Families Support Scheme. The purpose of encouraging employers to sign up as Living Wage employers is to play a part in eradicating poverty in Jersey.
The Living Wage takes into account the cost of living, taxes and the value of benefits available to working people on low incomes. Its aim is to make sure that, on average, a worker receiving the Living Wage rate, topped up by in-work benefits, earn enough to be able to live with dignity and to thrive, not just survive within our Jersey community.
Pictured below: Andrew Quinn receiving certificate from Jennifer Bridge