Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,300 franchised and company-operated stores. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2012 net revenues were $4.6 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.
In 1982, Levi Strauss & Co.’s Bob Haas and other leaders stood side-by-side employee volunteers in the company’s San Francisco headquarters and distributed information about HIV/AIDS, an unknown but potentially deadly disease. This was a courageous act during a time of fear and misinformation, and it set the tone for HIV/AIDS responses by the corporate community. Today, that same grassroots education effort has evolved into a comprehensive corporate strategy to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace and around the world through education, policy change and human rights advocacy. Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation have contributed more than $60 million in grants to HIV/AIDS service organizations in more than 40 countries.