We translate complex, rigorous science into tools that guide companies to better protect human health throughout their entire supply chain. To this end, Levi Strauss Foundation and Levi Strauss & Co. asked our Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) to develop core metrics to measure, motivate, and manifest worker well-being in their supply chain operations.
The goal was to provide tools to evaluate the impact of their worker well-being programs and to connect the dots between worker well-being and business performance.
We launched the initial phase in 2015 with Levi Strauss & Co, when SHINE adapted the Worker Well-being Survey to supply chains and the cultural context of the countries where it would be launched. After this initial phase, SHINE began a project with Levi Strauss & Co. and Target Corp. to apply this tool and determine a more robust approach to enhance the sustainability of supply chains and, specifically, to measure and implement best practices for the health and well-being of workers in supply chains. As part of this project, we are standardizing the format and practice of measuring and reporting worker well-being. This is a unique business–academic–NGO partnership that provides big data for insight into and linkages between worker welfare, population health, and economic success.
Read more about this project:
- Levi Strauss ramps up worker welfare scheme (Levis blog)
- Developing New Pathways to Transform Supply Chain Worker Well-Being (Huffington Post)