On the Path to a Sustainable Future

Levi Strauss & Co.
May 18, 2016

The planet is all of our responsibility.
Whether it’s addressing climate change, human rights issues or water risks, everyone has a role to play – including corporations like Levi Strauss & Co.
That’s why Harmit Singh, Levi Strauss & Co.’s Chief Financial Officer, was on hand at the annual Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability conference in Boston earlier this month to discuss why it’s so crucial for businesses to make sustainability a priority.
Building off of its 2010 roadmap, Ceres – a nonprofit organization that advocates for sustainable leadership – updated expectations by calling for accelerated action on key issues, including climate and clean energy, natural resource protections and fair, safe and equitable workplaces, as Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, wrote this week in GreenBiz.
The goal is that companies secure not just 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020, but shoot for as high as 100 percent by 2030 “as 50-plus companies participating in the RE100 initiative already have done,” Mindy wrote. “We are also calling on companies to look beyond their direct operations, by including their vast supply chains, in protecting scarce water resources and human rights.”
When it comes to the corporate sustainability landscape, sustainability is sewn into the fabric of everything Levi Strauss & Co. does .
From our innovative Water<Less™ process to our Worker Well-being program, we strive to improve the quality of our products and the people responsible for making them. We recently open sourced our Water<Less™ techniques that could save more than 50 billion liters of water if adopted by others in our industry.
“We recognize that sustainability is a true driver of value for our company” Harmit said. “It comes from our company’s long history and the belief that how we make our products is as important as what we make.”
Read the full article from GreenBiz here.