GLOBAL ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

At Levi Strauss & Co., we pride ourselves on doing what’s right. We stay true to our values by acting with integrity, being socially responsible and following a consistent set of ethical standards across the globe. Being a good corporate citizen is essential to our success as a company, and it’s the bedrock of our profits through principles approach to business.

Our success as a company is built upon an unwavering commitment to conducting business with integrity. For more than 160 years, we have demonstrated responsible business practices along with a commitment to doing business in an ethical, honest, and transparent manner.

The ethics and compliance team at Levi Strauss & Co. provides global oversight for business ethics and offers ongoing compliance-related counsel, guidance, resources, training and communication. The global ethics and compliance program is managed by a dedicated corporate compliance staff along with region-specific subject matter experts. Oversight is provided by our Board of Directors’ Audit Committee, our EVP & General Counsel, and our Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer.

GLOBAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Our ethics and compliance program has a global reach with a regional focus. The program is anchored by the generally recognized seven elements of a successful compliance program, based on industry best practice, benchmarking and regulatory guidance.

Seven Elements of the Levi Strauss & Co. Global Compliance Program

  • Compliance Program Oversight & Leadership
  • Compliance Operations & Strategic Planning
  • Policies, Procedures & Guidelines
  • Investigation & Disciplinary Action
  • Third Party Compliance, Risk & Due Diligence
  • Anti-bribery & Anti-corruption Auditing & Remediation
  • Compliance Training & Communication

To ensure the continued improvement and effectiveness of our compliance program, we conduct periodic assessments, develop annual compliance plans, and report relevant compliance metrics to our Board’s Audit Committee.

KEY PROGRAM AREAS & RESOURCES

Levi Strauss & Co. Worldwide Code of Business Conduct. Our code outlines the basic principles that we expect all employees and LS&Co. affiliates to follow. It reflects our commitment to manage our business with the utmost integrity and in compliance with all applicable laws, everywhere we do business. It provides guidance on a host of potential business situations and emphasizes the importance of making values-based business decisions. Find our Code of Conduct in various languages here.

Global Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Compliance. Our global anti-bribery and anti-corruption program provides guidance regarding compliance with anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, rules and regulations, everywhere we do business. Levi Strauss & Co. is committed to doing business in an ethical, honest, and transparent manner. As a result, LS&Co. prohibits bribery and corruption in all forms and expects the same from its third parties. Find our Global Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Compliance Policy Statement in various languages here.

Reporting A Concern. Employees and any external party may raise a concern via Levi Strauss & Co.’s Ethics & Compliance Reportline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reports may be submitted online or via phone at 1-800-405-8953 (toll free). Concerns may be raised anonymously (where permitted by law).

All reported matters are acknowledged and treated seriously. Each concern or allegation is managed using our established investigation process, employing consistent disciplinary action, where appropriate.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact the Global Ethics & Compliance team at Levi Strauss & Co, send an email to: ethicscomplianceteam@levi.com