Standing Up for U.S. Climate Leadership

Levi Strauss & Co.
May 10, 2017

We only have one planet Earth.

And it is up to all of us to do our part to keep it alive and well, including companies like ours. We also recognize that it is just best for business.

So, we continue to stand with some of the largest U.S. companies in support of remaining in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In an open letter addressed to the President of the United States and published in the likes of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major publications, our ask is direct:

As businesses concerned with the well-being of our customers, our investors, our communities, and our suppliers, we are strengthening our climate resilience, and we are investing in innovative technologies that can help achieve a clean energy transition. For this transition to succeed, however, governments must lead as well.

U.S. business is best served by a stable and practical framework facilitating an effective and balanced global response. The Paris Agreement provides such a framework. As other countries invest in advanced technologies and move forward with the Paris Agreement, we believe the United States can best exercise global leadership and advance U.S. interests by remaining a full partner in this vital global effort.

As we see it, failure to transition toward a low-carbon U.S. economy now will only exacerbate the climate-related economic, societal and environmental problems we’ll experience in the future. But maintaining U.S. climate leadership can spur innovation, advance our nation’s competitiveness, and position U.S. companies as leaders in the global economy.

Our goal is simple – to build a healthy, thriving, low-carbon economy that will ensure our nation’s economy prosperity for generations to come. We only have one planet we call home.

Read the full letter.