Made of Progress
Levi Strauss & Co. has a long history of caring — both for the communities in which we work and live and for the environment. We believe that you make your mark in the world not just by what you do, but also how you do it. That’s why the people of this company have been guided by the same values since its founding in 1853. Those values? Empathy. Originality. Integrity. Courage.
We like to say that our company and our products are Made of Progress, in part because we have a long history of firsts. Of leading. Of making a difference.
We want the Levi’s® jeans, Dockers® khakis and all our other products you purchase to be wardrobe favorites for years and years. That’s why we design and make them to last. We acknowledge our business has an environmental impact. That’s why, to better understand this impact, Levi Strauss & Co. commissioned a scientific life cycle assessment of two of our iconic products — the Dockers® Original Khaki and Levi’s® 501® jean. The research demonstrates that one of the greatest opportunities for reducing our impact is after purchase, at the consumer-use stage.
On average, almost 50 percent of the climate impact (generated by carbon dioxide emissions) of a pair of Levi’s® 501® jeans comes from how consumers wear and wash the product. We also know that the average U.S. consumer throws away 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year, resulting in a total of 23.8 billion pounds of clothing that end up in landfills.
We’re committed to do our part to reduce energy and material use throughout our operations and supply chain and continue to engage consumers on how they can also reduce their environmental footprint as well.
Sustainability is sewn into the fabric of everything we do — from how our clothing is made to the work we do to help protect our planet.
Engaged Communities & Employees
Giving back is in our jeans. Guided by the tradition of giving instilled by Levi Strauss, we apply our values of empathy, integrity, originality and courage to all of our community engagement efforts. Our goal is to put these values into action in the communities around the world where we have a business presence.
Our commitment to sustainability goes far beyond regulatory compliance or minimizing the environmental impact of our business practices. Our vision is to build sustainability into everything we do, so that our profitable growth helps restore the planet.