Earlier this week, Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh participated and was honored at the Women’s Wear Daily Apparel & Retail CEO Summit where he virtually accepted the WWD Honor for Corporate Citizenship recognizing our long history of social engagement supporting causes like gun violence prevention, immigration, voting, paid family leave policy and more.
At the Summit, Chip discussed our legacy of leading with our values, navigating the pandemic, and supporting our employees.
“We do the harder right over the easier wrong,” Chip said, naming current initiatives at the company like Cottonized Hemp, Levi’s® SecondHand and “Buy Better. Wear Longer.” These projects, he explained, aren’t profitable today. But LS&Co. will continue to invest in them because they’re the right thing to do, and they’ll pay dividends in the future.
As a company, we are gratified to be recognized by WWD for our ongoing social advocacy work. By leading with our values, we’re dedicated to making a difference for both our employees as well as the communities we operate in.
Chip also helped launch the Women’s Wear Daily Voices podcast this week, chatting with Jill Standish of Accenture on the current state of retail, how leaders can lead through change, and how the role of CEO has evolved in recent years. He also discussed how the global pandemic forced retailers to hit the reset button – and how we repositioned our brand for success when we were faced with the impacts of the pandemic. You can listen to the full podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts.
We’re proud to be recognized by WWD for its Corporate Citizenship Honor and we will continue to uphold the values intrinsic to this company.