LS&Co. Joins Fight Against Discriminatory Laws

Levi Strauss & Co.
April 7, 2016

Equality should not be based on the discretion of anyone.
At Levi Strauss & Co., we believe that treating all people equally and fairly is good for business.
By letting our voice be heard, we act as a force for change, supporting the movement toward an equitable society for all. That’s why we have joined with prominent business leaders in the fight against recent legislation that allows anyone to use biases or religious beliefs to discriminate against any individual.
In conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign and other leading companies, Levi Strauss & Co. signed onto letters this month asking for full repeals of Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 and North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation, House Bill 2.
As both letters state, “Discrimination is wrong, and we believe it has no place in [these states] or anywhere in our country. As companies that pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming to all, we strongly urge you to repeal.”
Our values of originality, empathy, courage and integrity have guided not only how we produce our products, but how we support our communities and how we treat our people.
Read the full letter here.