22 Mar '13, 2pm

How to build worker well-being: Levi Strauss in Cambodia

How to build worker well-being: Levi Strauss in Cambodia

This post is the first in a two-part series describing Andrea Moffat's recent experiences on the ground in Cambodia -- engaging with suppliers, local NGOs and brands on the implementation of Levi Strauss & Co.'s Improving Worker Well-Being initiative . Come back to GreenBiz to read Part II on March 29. I arrive in Phnom Penh on a Monday expecting a mad crush of people, cars, buses, bicycles and motorbikes, but it's as calm as a Sunday morning in my hometown of Ottawa. It's the Buddhist holy day, meak bochea , the day Buddha predicted he would achieve enlightenment and enter into nirvana. Though my goals aren't quite so lofty, it is enlightenment I'm after. I'm trying to get a glimpse into the world of the hundreds of thousands of workers who labor in Cambodia's many garment factories making products such as Levi's jeans. Indeed, Levi Strauss & Co. is the reason I'm here. M...

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