The Jakarta Post
JAKARTA (JP): The San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. has decided to stop placing orders with the Jakarta-based PT Duta Busana Danastri garment factory, which it believes has ignored guidelines on worker rights.
Senior manager David Samson, in a statement faxed to The Jakarta Post yesterday, said that his company has a commitment to ensure that workers are treated respectfully.
Levi Strauss & Co. is the manufacturer of Levi's and Dockers brand name products.
As part of this commitment, Levi Strauss & Co. has traditionally shared with its contractors a set of rules that outline their expectations, he added.
"We seek to work with contractors who obey local laws, respect workers' rights and provide a safe and healthy work environment," Samson says.