innovative practices: suppliers operations
OUR FEATURED SUPPLIERS
For more than 155 years, Levi Strauss & Co. has worked to honor the pioneering spirit of hard work, individuality and authenticity in how we make our products and how we run our company. We’ve dedicated ourselves to elevating the dignity of the people who work to bring our clothing to market. And we’ve invested our time, energy, heart and resources in improving the future of these communities.
BETTER WORK PROGRAM
We actively support the International Labor Organization’s Better Work program to improve working conditions in fabric mills and at component parts factories. Better Work brings local enterprises, international buyers, governments and NGOs together to build partnerships and create a rigorous cycle of improvement.
WORKERS’ RIGHTS GRANTS
Through our Workers’ Rights grants, which focus on the needs of women in apparel factory settings, we aim to positively influence business practices and build the capacity of local organizations and governments to improve living and working conditions.
HIV/AIDS PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
Our HIV/AIDS grant partnerships support community organizations in more than 40 countries with a focus on educating apparel workers about HIV/AIDS. Our grants also focus on eradicating discrimination against people living with HIV and providing assistance to those most vulnerable to infection.
We were one of the first apparel companies to release the names and locations of all the contract and licensee factories that manufacture and finish our products. We believe that making our factory list public will foster sector-wide improvement on supplier performance and workplace conditions.