Relevant information for up to one-half of the indicators (and at least one-quarter of them).
Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi), the world’s largest denim jeans company, has taken some steps to address forced labor risks in its supply chains and discloses about the same amount of information as the global sector average. However, other US apparel retailers such as PVH or Gap disclose taking stronger steps. While it discloses some steps towards addressing labor risks in cotton sourcing, it does not disclose addressing the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chains. KnowTheChain identified two additional allegations of indicators of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. Levi discloses engaging in dialogue with affected stakeholders in one case and remedy outcomes in relation to both allegations. However, it does not disclose whether stakeholders are satisfied with the outcomes in either case.
SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
Supplier List (Including Names and Addresses)
Information on Supply Chain Workforce
SUBSET OF INDICATORS
The KnowTheChain methodology assesses companies’ efforts to address forced labor risks in their supply chains. It is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and covers policy commitments, due diligence, and remedy. The methodology uses the ILO core labor standards (which cover the human rights that the ILO has declared to be fundamental rights at work: freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, and the elimination of forced labor, child labor, and discrimination) as a baseline standard.
Supplier Code of Conduct and Integration into Supplier Contracts
The company has a supplier code of conduct that requires suppliers to respect the ILO core labor standards, which include the elimination of forced labor; and integrates the ILO core labor standards into supplier contracts.