This Living Wage Foundation Week (6-12 November) leading care sector meals provider apetito is celebrating eight years of supporting the real Living Wage.
An accredited employer by the Living Wage Foundation, apetito employs just under 2,000 people across the UK. Not only does it meet the recommendations set out by the Living Wage Foundation but when its annual profit-sharing scheme is factored in, it effectively pays more than the Living Wage.
According to apetito’s CEO and chair for UK & North America, Paul Freeston, the company believes passionately in doing business the right way and this includes ensuring that employees receive a fair wage. He said: “We are a proud supporter of the real Living Wage and are committed to being a real Living Wage employer.
“We are listening to the recommendations from the Foundation for the year ahead and will be mobilising increases in line with its recommendations ahead of May 2024.
“With the current economic conditions, we know how tough it is at the moment for families to keep abreast of cost-of-living increases, and not only is it the right way to do business but we believe it’s the only way to do business”.
Living Wage Foundation director Katherine Chapman commented: “apetito is one of our longest standing supporters and it’s fantastic to see its continued commitment to the real Living Wage – it demonstrates the company’s values as a business, putting people first and doing right by their employees.”