Sourcing Journal | How Blockchain Could Benefit Levi’s Worker Well-Being Initiative

Levi Strauss & Co. is building on its five-year-old worker well-being program, underpinning new efforts with blockchain in order to enhance trust and transparency and reduce the time from data collection to review and response.Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a trio of stakeholders announced the program development that’s funded by an $800,000 grant awarded to blockchain consultancy ConSensys, civic think tank New America and the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. SHINE administers surveys to gauge the impact of Levi’s current global factory worker well-being program, which SHINE founder and director Dr. Eileen McNeely believes will benefit significantly from the adoption of blockchain—a cryptographically secured electronic database system lauded for its immutability and accessibility.

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