Levi Strauss & Co. works closely with governments, nongovernmental organizations, industry associations and other stakeholders to strengthen implementation and enforcement of labor laws and workplace standards in countries where we have a business presence.
To that end, we advocate for inclusion of worker rights provisions and enforcement measures in all bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements. We also leverage our trade relationships and the power of our brand to encourage the governments in the countries from which we source to strengthen and enforce their own labor laws, including policies that directly affect working conditions and worker rights. For example, along with other apparel companies, we sent letters and engaged with the governments of Bangladesh, Cambodia and Mexico to help workers overcome legal and political obstacles to freedom of association and other civil liberties.
To advance worker rights, we participate in multi-stakeholder initiatives such as these: