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Levi's Announces Participation

(New York, 3 November 2006) - In another sign of the growing interest in the UN Global Compact by US-based corporations, Levi Strauss& Co. (LS&CO.) today announced its participation in the initiative, joining such US companies as Pfizer, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Starbucks, Johnson Controls, Seagate, Symantec and eBay.
 
Our participation in the Global Compact is a natural extension of the corporate citizenship work we have been committed to for decades, said Phil Marineau, Chief Executive Officer of LS&CO.  We look forward to engaging with companies from around the world to advance the Compact's vision of a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.  
 
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world's leading branded apparel companies, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. The company designs and markets jeans and jeans-related pants, casual and dress pants, shirts, jackets and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi's®, Dockers® and Levi Strauss Signature® brands.
 
"We are delighted to welcome Levi Strauss into the Global Compact," said Georg Kell, Executive Director. "As the first multinational company to adopt an international code for labor standards, LS&CO. is a pioneer in the area of corporate citizenship.  The Compact will give LS&CO. a platform to further its good work and to share best practices with participants who may be newer to the field."

For more information contact

Gavin Power
powerg@un.org