Workforce Disclosure Initiative

There are too many poor quality and precarious jobs around the world. The United Nations recognised this in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 8 calls for ‘decent work for all’. Multinational companies that rely on global supply chains have a key role to play in meeting this goal. Importantly, it’s been shown that both companies and workers can benefit from creating better quality jobs.

As shareholders of these companies, investors are well placed to make a difference. The Workforce Disclosure Initiative mobilises these investors to push for better jobs. The first step is to make sure companies disclose comparable workforce information.

A coalition of 79 institutional investors with nearly $8 trillion AUM have become founding signatories to the WDI. Click here to see the full list of signatories. The initiative is also endorsed by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).

Programme resources

Workforce Disclosure Initiative – 2017 Survey Methodology

The 2017 Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI) survey has been sent to 75 companies listed on global stock exchanges. This document explains the process for developing the survey.


Workforce Disclosure Initiative – 2017 Survey

79 investor signatories to the Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI), with a combined total of $7.9 AUM, have sent this survey to 75 listed companies. The survey covers governance of workforce issues, workforce composition, stability, training and development, and worker engagement.


Resources for companies

WDI Founding Signatories


Legal & General Investment Management

Natixis AM

AXA Investment Managers



HSBC Asset Management

Standard Life

Union Investment

Nordea Wealth Management

NN Investment Partners


Royal London Asset Management

Candriam Investors Group

Bank J. Safra Sarasin


OFI Asset Management

La Française


First State Super

PKA Denmark


RPMI Railpen

Strathclyde Pension Fund

BBC Pension Fund

Addenda Capital Inc.

Sarasin & Partners

Sustainable Funds Group, Stewart Investors

Local Pensions Partnership

West Midlands Pension Fund

OP Trust

Rockefeller & Co.

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority

Atkinson Foundation

Baring Foundation

Barrow Cadbury

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation

Canadian Labour Congress Staff Pension Plan

Castlefield Investment Partners


Christian Super

Clean Yield Asset Management

Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Dana Investments

Eden Tree Investment Management

Environment Agency Pension Fund

Evangelical Lutheran Foundation of Eastern Canada

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Friends Provident Foundation

Genus Capital Management Inc.

Impax Asset Management

Inflection Point Capital Management

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Loretto Sisters


Natural Investments

NEI Investments


OceanRock Investments Inc.

PAX World Investments

Polden Puckham

Rathbone Greenbank


Seamark Asset Management

Segal Marco Advisors

Sisters of Charity, Halifax

Sisters of Instruction of the Child Jesus

Sonen Capital

Trillium Asset Management

UFCW Pension Plan for Employees

UNISON Pension Fund

United Church of Canada

United Church of Canada Pension Plan

United Reformed Church

University of St. Michael’s College

Ursuline Sisters of Chatham

Vancity investment Management

Walden Asset Management

Zevin Asset Management

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Clare Richards Programme Manager - Good Work


Colette St-OngeWorkforce Disclosure Initiative