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…

New America, ConsenSys, and SHINE Awarded Federal Grant to Build Blockchain-Powered System to Track Health and Well-being of Factory Workers

Solution will be piloted with garment factory workers in Mexico in 2019 and 2020. Represents $800,000 collaboration supported by State Department, Levi Strauss Foundation, and ConsenSys. DAVOS, Switzerland – New America, ConsenSys, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health launched a two-year collaborative endeavor to develop a blockchain-based worker well-being system based on Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) Health and…

SHINE Publishes Report On A New Approach to the Well-being of Factory Workers in Global Supply Chains

We wanted to highlight our recently published paper, A New Approach to the Well-being of Factory Workers in Global Supply Chains: Evidence from Apparel Factories in Mexico, Sri Lanka, China and Cambodia, which was one of only eight selected papers chosen for publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in their new report Measuring The Impacts of Business on Well-being and Sustainability.  Dr. Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, SHINE Research Associate,…