Leading provider of water safety services and products Nant Ltd has shown its commitment to giving colleagues a fair level of pay by achieving accreditation as a Living Wage Employer.
Wolverhampton-based Nant Ltd, whose clients include leading care home groups, were officially named as a Living Wage Employer this month.
Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Nant Ltd receive at least the minimum hourly wage of £10.90, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
Nant is based in West Midlands, a region where almost a fifth of all workers (19.3%) earn less than they need to earn to get by, with around 434,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage.
Despite this, Nant has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. The Living Wage Foundation receives guidance and advice from the Living Wage Advisory Council.
The Foundation is supported by principal partners: Aviva; IKEA; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestle; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; People’s Health Trust; and Queen Mary University of London.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living.
It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.
Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to almost 400,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Managing Director Carl Baker said: “We are pleased to see Nant achieve accreditation as a Living Wage Employer in recognition of the steps we have taken to pay colleagues at a fair level.
“We believe our team is our greatest asset and are committed to providing them with the tools and support they need to consistently deliver high-quality services to our clients.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Nant Ltd has joined the movement of almost 11,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Nant Ltd, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”
Established in 1994 to provide high quality Legionella control, Nant Ltd provides water safety services and products for clients across the UK.
Having moved to the University of Wolverhampton Science Park in August, Nant won the tech and innovation prize at the Black Country Chamber of commerce Awards 2022, with commendations in the small business and commitment to the community categories.