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SAI Newsletter January 2022

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SAI awarded $5 million USDOL grant to work in Malaysia's palm oil and apparel sectors

USDOL has awarded SAI a $5 million cooperative agreement to prevent and reduce forced labor and child labor abuses in the Malaysian palm oil and garment industries, with an emphasis on worker, civil society, and sectoral engagement. We will work with partners Proforest, The Centre for Child Rights and Business, and Our Journey, as well as other stakeholders.

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Bangladesh Virtual Event for FairCapacity Platform

SAI and tech partner, Vertru, will host a virtual launch event and panel discussion on January 31, 2022 to mark the official launch of our FairCapacity Platform and Production Capacity Calculator in Bangladesh. The event will feature speakers from funders, the EU and Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), in addition to the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), BGMEA, Team Group, Fair Labor Association (FLA), Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), Entrust Fashions Ltd., and Renaissance Group.

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Updates from the Anker Research Institute


New Living Wage and Income Reports

The Anker Research Institute and Global Living Wage Coalition have released several new living wage and living income reports over the last few weeks. The Institute, hosted by SAI, released the following reports and updates:

The Anker Research Institute’s Living Wage and Income Corporate Sponsors program has officially welcomed six new Sponsors!

The program helps ensure a sustainable future for the Institute's living wage and living income research. In return for their support of the Institute and its mission, Corporate Sponsors gain public recognition of their sponsorship, a forum for group discussion, and an inside look into upcoming studies.

For more information or to find out how to become a Corporate Sponsor, contact inquiries@ankerinstitute.org.

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Upcoming Workshop & Training Opportunities

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Upcoming SA8000 Introduction and Basic Auditor Training Courses

February 22 22: SA8000 Basic Remote Training | US/Canada

February 28 March 4: SA8000 Basic Remote Training | Americas (Spanish)

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SAI was featured in local Bangladesh media outlet Fibre2Fashion Monday, after conducting its first in-person classroom training outside of China since the beginning of the pandemic.

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