Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

More Companies Offer Lists of Active Suppliers


Thursday, 27th October 2005 at 1:10 pm
Staff Reporter
In line with recent precedents set by Nike and Gap Inc. in publishing lists of suppliers and labour code-of-conduct violations in their factories, early CSR pioneer Levi Strauss & Co. is following suit.

Thursday, 27th October 2005
at 1:10 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
More Companies Offer Lists of Active Suppliers
Thursday, 27th October 2005 at 1:10 pm

In line with recent precedents set by Nike and Gap Inc. in publishing lists of suppliers and labour code-of-conduct violations in their factories, early CSR pioneer Levi Strauss & Co. is following suit.

It is now publishing a list of all its supplier factories as well as a guidebook providing examples of code-of-conduct violations, remediation timeframes, and specific steps required to address violations.

The company has provided the names and locations of more than 750 factories along with other detailed sourcing information and documents.

The information is published in the Corporate Citizenship section of the LS&CO. corporate Web site, http://www.levistrauss.com.

Senior vice president, Global Sourcing David Love says greater transparency within the supply chain will provide additional momentum to improve working conditions in apparel factories worldwide.

He says the hope is that this level of transparency will become standard across the apparel sector, fostering greater collaboration among brands in shared factories.

In 1991, LS&CO. was the first multinational company to enact a global code of conduct for suppliers. Codes of conduct are now an apparel sector norm and have significantly contributed to improved conditions for workers and the decline in issues such as child and forced labour.

Levi Strauss says that by sharing its list of suppliers publicly, it recognises the efforts of those suppliers who are meeting their code of conduct and improving factory working conditions.

In addition to publishing its supplier list, LS&CO. updated its Web presence, making available information on its responsible sourcing program. This includes company efforts to improve working conditions for people making LS&CO. products through its supplier code of conduct, strategic philanthropy and public policy advocacy.

The company also published its 70-page Terms of Engagement Guidebook, a manual that defines specific factory-level practices and policies, and provides examples of code-of-conduct violations, remediation timeframes and specific steps required to address violations.

LS&CO.’s factory list can be found at http://www.levistrauss.com/responsibility/toe/supplier_list.pdf.



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Susan Pascoe Appointed Head of Newly Formed Community Directors Council

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 5:21 pm

Recruitment Expert Says NFPs Need Thorough Process to Hire Honest Candidates

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 4:50 pm

Thinkers Look to Melbourne to Grow SA Purpose Economy

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:44 pm

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:24 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!