On 12 October, Fortune published its 2021 Change the World list, ranking Levi Strauss & Co. 22nd out of 53 companies honored.
LS&Co. is doing well with their Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign and paid family leave and paid sick leave policies.
As per Fortune, “The global appetite for fast, throwaway fashion has serious environmental consequences, something that Levi Strauss is attempting to change with the Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign it launched in April.”
To buying cloth and highlighting their shared responsibility for the environmental impacts of apparel, Buy Better, Wear Longer encourages their consumers.
Besides, it speaks to the ambition of their own sustainability programming and their willingness to talk openly about over-production. Also, the over-consumption, topic has long taboo in our industry.
In fact, to make it a strong company, it must support the people, the two main recent steps in that effort are to increase the salaries of corporate and retail benefit-eligible employees in the United States and the paid sick leave of part-time retail employees.
As well as salary allowances and the ability to take care of oneself or loved ones, and often, the absence of these principles affects women of color and women unequally.
So, it is gratifying that these steps have been recognized by Fortune.
At the same time raising programs, advocating for national policy, implementing pay leave policies that are good for employees, good for companies, and good for our overall economy.
The Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.
Fortune writers and editors, with help from the Shared Value Initiative, evaluated companies for inclusion based on measurable social impact, business results, degree of innovation, and corporate integration.
Notably, this is the third time LS&Co. is in the list. having gotten the nod in 2017 for their Worker Well-being programs and in 2018 for the Screened Chemistry program they developed.