The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Vision Chemicals, has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Vision Chemicals, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour set to be introduced this April.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “We are delighted to welcome Vision Chemicals to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.
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Vision Chemicals is celebrating ten years of solid growth in the chemicals supply market.
We have a highly skilled team of formulating chemists, engineers, textile technologists and logistics experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the Chemical and Textile Industries who provide chemical formulation advice, textile technical advice, products and services tailored to meet the specific and ever changing requirements of our customers.
"With a focus on our core values of integrity, excellence and efficiency, we aim to consistently deliver innovative and cost effective solutions in an environmentally sound manner." says Director, Elizabeth Hinton.
Established in 2005 Vision Chemicals supply some of the most prestigious companies in the Textile and Industrial sectors. We are distributors for Archroma, formerly Clariant Textile Division, and BASF Textile Division, into both the United Kingdom and Eire marketplace.
The general public may not recognize Vision Chemicals as a household brand name but every time they select a quality and prestigious garment or houseware, they are likely to be purchasing products that have been manufactured using Vision Chemicals technology. When you take a train ride, it is probable that the carriage has been washed with a Vision Chemicals product. Our products make innovation design solutions possible in a range of industries including Water Treatment, Textile Manufacture, Transport and Construction.
With our recent move to our new offices in Sandsgate, Sunnybank Mills, Farsley we have established ourselves as a formidable and adaptable company with the infrastructure to grow exponentially. We are better placed and more capable than we were a year ago and are looking forward to continuing to offer our customers products of exceptional quality and value they can trust.