11 May '11, 4pm

Levi's Revamps Supply Chain Engagement to Focus on Workers' Rights

Levi's Revamps Supply Chain Engagement to Focus on Workers' Rights

OAKLAND, CA — Twenty years ago, Levi Strauss issued its first Terms of Engagement with its supply chain, aiming to bring suppliers in line with the company's directives on labor, health & safety and environmental principles. Today, at the start of the 2011 Ceres Conference, Levi's president, John Anderson, announced new Terms of Engagement that aim to step up the commitments put in place two decades ago. "[T]his new standard isn't just for apparel companies like ours. It establishes a new, higher set of expectations that investors, activists, and governments should all promote," Anderson said in a speech this morning at the conference. The new terms of engagement focus on developing programs among suppliers that help companies and their employees align with the U.N. Millennium Development Goals , including specifically: • improving maternal and child health; • combating HI...

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