Most factories make clothing for a range of retailers, and factory workers will be paid the same wage, whether they’re making for a value retailer like us, or a luxury brand. We're able to offer great prices to our customers as we keep our own costs low, and we place large orders with our suppliers which help them plan their production.
Our Code of Conduct states that any supplier making our products must pay workers at a minimum the national legal standards or industry benchmark standards, whichever is higher. Every single factory is carefully audited by Primark-approved external auditors, or our own internal team. They inspect wage and working hours records in detail and speak to workers themselves, in confidence, to verify the information.
Our programmes aim to help workers have better livelihoods, from earning a fair wage and knowing their rights at work, through to managing a household budget and saving money efffectively. We’re also working with other organisations and retailers on what else we can do to help workers earn a living wage, which is one that includes the total cost of living, including healthcare, food, education and housing.