• 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

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

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

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Enjoy an always active open communication channel with your workforce.

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Examples of our Work
What difference has &Wider made?

We work in an eco-system of stakeholders with different needs and interests namely, workers, suppliers (their employers), auditors and supplier… Read More

In the fisheries sector?

Our first engagement started with face-to-face worker engagement and delivered the following impacts: Revision of health and safety measures in… Read More

In the wine sector?

We love working on wine farms. It is in our DNA as a company. Why? Because we started our company… Read More

For labour providers?

Our supplier support team (aka Implementation Team) always smile at the prospect of working with another labour provider. Why? Because… Read More

For large FMCG brands?

We have learnt that the largest brands can be the most excited when it comes to receiving very simple easy… 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.  

Kudakwashe Kandemiiri

Kuda heads technology delivery at &Wider. He has a commerce background, specialising in Information Systems and Business Management. As an Information Systems specialist, with experience in the world of Business Analysis and Agile Software Development, Kuda ensures the smooth delivery of &Wider’s technological solutions. Kuda is passionate about using well-designed technology to make meaningful change in people’s lives, whilst delivering business value.