Bigger Picture Insights
We enable you to hear about workers' working conditions directly from workers themselves.
Mobile Worker Engagement
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.
Monitor working conditions through automated mobile calls direct to your workers. Suppliers and retailers can access user-friendly analytics.
Gather feedback from workers to enhance business performance and worker retention.
Enjoy an always active open communication channel with your workforce.
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
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 has extensive experience working with partners in Africa, Europe, the MENA Region and Asia and is passionate about systems that offer scalable actionable insights focused on continuous improvement. She has always been a closet techie and is enthusiastic about going digital given the extraordinary pace of mobile penetration across geographies, classes and literacy divides. She named the company &Wider to signal our determination to collaborate with other stakeholders, our openness to working with any party interested in improvement, and our shared need for a wider vantage point when it comes to workers worldwide.
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 manages implementation and impact at &Wider. She has eight years of practice in community engagement across sectors such as oral history, community wellness and technology-based social enterprise development. 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 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.