• Connecting You to Your Supply Chain

    Giving you tools to engage directly with workers along your entire supply chain.

  • Direct Worker Reporting

    Engage with the entire workforce and continuously improve working conditions across the supply chain

What We Do

We have simple cost effective diagnostic tools which use workers’ mobile phones to track and encourage improvement in labour practices along the supply chain. These tools offer real time results and can also be used to support particular suppliers, and offer you an early warning system when used across your supply base.

Our Tools
Engage

Monitor working conditions through automated mobile calls direct to your workers. Suppliers and retailers can access user-friendly analytics.  

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Enhance

Gather feedback from workers to enhance business performance and worker retention.

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Enable

Enjoy an always active open communication channel with your workforce.

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Examples of our Work
Enabling Suppliers And Retailers To Understand Working Conditions

We work with producers, retailers and workers’ associations in wine, pome and stone fruit, poultry and fishing to check in… Read More

Listening To Workers In The Fishing Industry

We worked with one of the largest fishing corporates in South Africa eager to better understand the perceptions and priorities… Read More

Everyday Lives And The Risk Of Fire In Khayelitsha, Cape Town

In an informal settlement called UT Gardens in Khayelitsha, Cape Town we rolled out both Toooday (albeit using an app… Read More

Child Led Data Collection (CLDC) In Mena Region

We found ourselves again in a setting where participation wasn’t a priority. The MENA Region during the Arab Spring did… Read More

Participation And Teenagers In Rural Bosnia-Herzegovina

In a setting unfamiliar with participatory approaches, it wasn’t easy to insist that listening to teenagers could progress reconciliation. We… Read More

Our Team
Lea Esterhuizen

Lea founded &Wider in 2014 to help  bridge the significant data gap on working conditions in global supply chains. Lea has worked for more than 20 years as a social research methodologist, specialised in gathering sensitive data. She designed systems to gather data on genocide, forced migration, violence against and affecting children, modern slavery and working conditions. She is passionate about systems that offer scalable actionable insights  which focus on continuous improvement. She named the company &Wider to signal our openness to collaborate and our global need for a wider vantage point when it comes to workers worldwide.

Tanya Murphy

Tanya heads Operations at &Wider, based in Geneva. Tanya has over 25 years experience in the international social development, monitoring and evaluation, and corporate social responsibility fields. She founded and runs an education charity, the Zoe Sarojini Education Trust, and holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology. Tanya is passionate about investing her time and energy in ensuring that &Wider makes a powerful contribution to making direct worker reporting on working conditions a reality worldwide.

Emily Vining

Emily manages implementation and impact at &Wider. She has eight years of experience in community engagement across sectors such as community wellness and social enterprise development with a focus on technology. Emily works closely with suppliers to make direct worker reporting an enjoyable experience for all participating, one that will improve communication and working conditions across global supply chains.

Sesihle Manzini

Sesihle manages user experience activities at &Wider. She has a background in Psychology and experience with community engagement from one of South Africa’s pioneering rural enterprise-development programs. Sesihle ensures that workers have a pleasant and undemanding call experience. She pursues the vision of ethical trade practices becoming the new norm for big brands around the world.