In 1912, when Leon Leonwood Bean prototyped the first Maine Hunting Shoe, he didn’t set out to build the company that L.L.Bean is today. He was an avid outdoorsman, focused on creating problem-solving gear and apparel for likeminded hunters and fishermen. The success to come was a result of good business sense, an unwavering commitment to customers, and a belief that out there – among the thick forest trees and rocky coastlines – is where we find our best selves. We strive to embody this belief everyday through our ongoing commitment to our employees, our partners and our diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability efforts.
We’ve had the privilege of working with some of the nation’s most impactful nonprofit organizations as well as with long-standing community partners to create equitable outdoor access for all and ensure everyone can experience the wellness benefits of time outside.
We’re committed to ensuring sustainable and responsible practices across our business, from the materials we use to the vendors we work with to the causes for which we support.
We’ve pledged to continue the advancement of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts by making DEI one of our strategic corporate goals. Together, with our employees, we are working to make L.L.Bean a place of work that lives up to our values.
Our love for the outdoors begins inside. As a purpose-led company, our first responsibility is to care for and invest in our employees so they feel supported and inspired to best serve our customers.