Michael Kobori is the Vice President of Social and Environmental Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. He leads the development of LS&Co.’s environmental vision and strategy, our efforts to collaborate with other brands on sustainability, and extend our standards throughout the supply chain, including mills and sundry suppliers. Michael has been with LS&Co. for 12 years. From 1995-1999, he was Manager in the Government Affairs Department. From 2001 – 2005, he was Director, Global Code of Conduct, leading the company’s Terms of Engagement program. Michael was appointed to his current position in 2006, where he is responsible for labor standards, health and safety, and environmental sustainability for our suppliers worldwide.
Prior to joining LS&CO., Michael was a Vice-President at Business for Social Responsibility, and also spent ten years at The Asia Foundation, working on human rights and development in Asia. He has a Masters Degree in Public Policy and a B.A. in Psychology and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.