Levi Strauss & Co

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Levi Strauss & Co.

LS&Co. has 13,800 global employees based in the Americas, Europe and Asia. A history of responsible business practices, rooted in our core values, has helped us build our brands and engender consumer trust around the world.

We take a holistic view of an individual’s well-being. The mental health of employees is considered within the broader context of well-being, for example. Programs are designed to support employees in addressing essential aspects of life, through a wide range of mental health programs and resources. Integration of health metrics drives our wellness strategy, allowing us to enhance programs based on what we are learning.

To support the mental health of our employees, our goal is to remove barriers and reduce stigma for employees reaching out for mental health services. We do this in several ways:

  • Outreach
Globally placed Wellness Champions allow us to understand geographically-based, well-being challenges.
  • Coaching
Our Human Performance program offers free coaching in areas of health, including but not limited to physical fitness and financial health.
  • Support
Employee Resource Groups foster peer-to-peer connections, which helps to develop a supportive work environment.

Awareness = Change

Our newest strategy supports the mental health of employees in emergency situations. Recognizing the importance of addressing access-to-support in emergency situations, in 2017 we embedded Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) information into our security protocols. When incidences occur, security can determine physical safety and then immediately connect affected employees to the next level of care and psychological support through the Global EAP resource.

This approach helps us deliver quality programs encouraging meaningful, long-term change and improved outcomes for employees. In 2018, our efforts were recognized by One Mind Initiative at Work when Levi Strauss & Co. was the inaugural recipient of the Salus Award for Workplace Mental Health. This was presented for “excellence in workplace mental health and outstanding leadership, with executives that deeply care for their own workers and the communities in which they operate.” Levi Strauss & Co. is proud of how it supports the mental health and overall well-being of its employees and will continue to provide support in response to its employees’ diverse and ever-evolving well-being needs.

Chip Bergh

President and CEO

Levi Strauss & Co.