For the first time, Levi Strauss & Co. has been recognized for our commitment to gender equality in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index (GEI) — a referencing tool that spotlights transparency on gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies across five pillars:
- Female leadership and talent pipeline
- Equal pay and gender pay parity
- Inclusive culture
- Anti-sexual harassment policies
- Pro-women brand
LS&Co. joins 418 companies across 45 countries and regions on the 2022 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index. Those included in this year’s index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies for gender equality.
LS&Co. has a track record of standing up for gender equity in our workplace. We’ve established industry-leading paid medical and parental leave policies and long advocated for a similar national law. We continue to advocate for pregnant worker protections and remain committed to covering contraception in our own plans despite shifting legislation. Through the Levi Strauss Foundation (LSF), we support access to reproductive health services for people in marginalized communities internationally and domestically. Our LSF grants go to organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation, MSI Reproductive Choices and Groundswell Fund.
We have also made investments in our employee resource groups (ERGs) — Rivet, our global Women’s ERG, creates community, connection and safe spaces for our women on all levels and is also a way for us to amplify their voice and ideas. Our annual women’s summit, Seen & Heard, helps us evaluate issues of importance to women and their allies.
In these ways and others, we’re fully committed to making LS&Co. a place where women — and all our employees — can be their best and authentic selves and experience fulfilling careers.
Learn more about the index.