GEZE UK accredited as Living Wage Employer

Rachel Boxall

DOOR and window control systems manufacturer GEZE UK has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

To achieve the accreditation, the business had to confirm that it pays the real Living Wage to all directly employed staff, and has a plan in place to pay all contractors a Living wage.

GEZE said that paying the real Living Wage is not only a benefit to staff, but also to the company as it improves the employer brand and boosts staff productivity and motivation at work. It also helps employers to remain competitive, retain existing staff, and attract new workers.

Finance director Rachel Boxall said, “We decided to go for the Living Wage accreditation as we think it is an excellent way to demonstrate our commitment to being a responsible employer. By paying the real Living Wage (as opposed to the national living wage set by government) we are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on.

“There is also growing evidence of the business benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer. This is demonstrated by the number of well-known and diverse companies already accredited such as Liverpool FC, Aviva, Oxfam and Ikea.”

Andrew Gordon, programme officer, Living Wage Foundation, added, “We are delighted to welcome GEZE UK as an accredited member of the foundation. Basic fairness is at the heart of what the Living Wage campaign is trying to achieve and why great businesses and organisations chose to go further than the government minimum.”