Levi Strauss & Co. Commits to Key Climate Targets

Levi Strauss & Co.
September 18, 2017

Today, Levi Strauss & Co. joins more than 300 global companies in committing to hit CO2 emission reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative.

Companies who commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative have two years to develop science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, not only within their own operations but also within their supply chains, based on strict criteria. This approach is meant to move entire industries toward a more efficient and greener supply chain overall.

“Levi Strauss & Co. knows that transitioning to a low-carbon future is vital to the health and well-being of the people who make and wear our iconic products. That’s why we are committing to set science-based targets in reducing our own emissions as well as emissions throughout our value chain,” said Anna Walker, Senior Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, Levi Strauss & Co. “By doing so, LS&Co. and our communities will continue to thrive for the next 160 years and beyond.”

As a company, we are already taking steps to reduce our own carbon footprint. Our goals include:

  • Offices, Retail, And Distribution: 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020
  • Manufacturing: 5 percent annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per product shipped from our owned and operated plants by 2020
  • All LS&Co.: 20 percent of energy purchases from renewable sources by 2020

We have nearly met those goals ahead of schedule. Setting Science Based Targets will enable us to raise the bar by tackling climate change in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. In May, we stood with thousands of businesses, states, and mayors in joining the We Are Still In letter—and we meant it.

Learn more about the Science Based Targets initiative.