Levi Strauss & Co. employees — including retail — from all over the world created the time and space to advance their cultural competency by learning together and taking #thepledge2022. This year we learned how to identify, navigate, disrupt and address microaggressions.
A Celebration of Learning and Culture
#thepledge2022 officially ended in October with a 73% global participation rate. This means that almost 7,500 global employees felt compelled to learn and continue to deliver against our DE&I commitment – a meaningful and impactful accomplishment.
Diving in a little deeper, this achievement includes:
- 7,477 global corporate and retail employees in the U.S. and Canada participating, including 85% of the U.S./Canada retail employee population and 58% of the global corporate employee population.
- Forty-three online/live facilitated courses in seven languages and digital content via Axonify for retail employees.
- 93% of employees surveyed feel very confident in applying their learnings and 89% felt the course met their expectations.
- An overall 59% net promoter score (NPS) for the course and a 62% NPS for our facilitator, Dr. Jamila Codrington (scores over 50% are considered excellent).
“I’m so pleased with the levels of accountability from our ELT to our retail staff in their commitment to build and advance our culture of inclusion and belonging,” said Elizabeth Morrison, our Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. “During True Blue — our global listening and learning tour in 2021 — employees specifically asked to learn more about microaggressions. We delivered, and they leaned in not only with great global attendance but with high levels of interaction with each other and our facilitator, Dr. Jamila Codrington.”
She added, “Our training results speak to our pledge for a more inclusive LS&Co., and a stronger performing organization — one we all value and are actively working to protect.”
Continuously building the cultural competency and knowledge of our employees around DE&I is critical to our increasing and sustainable success. That’s why we’re already at work planning 2023 content, which will focus on psychological safety and gender identity.
To learn more about the work we’re doing to advance equality, check out our latest DE&I Impact Report.