Levi’s announces new climate action strategy for 2025 to battle climate change and to make the global apparel industry more sustainable. Levi Strauss & Co. has announced a new climate action strategy, that sets ambitious targets to cut the significant amount of carbon emissions across the company’s owned-and-operated facilities as well as the global supply chain by 2025.
To do so, one of the main points of focus lies within the electricity consumption. In this new announcement, the company has promised to supply all of its required electricity from one hundred percent renewable energy resources in company-owned facilities.
However, the most climate impact is not associate with the company’s owned and operated facilities but the global apparel industry’s supply chain. To address this issue, LS&Co. has proposed science-based targets for 2025 as a part of company’s efforts to make the global apparel industry more sustainable, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
The company aims to battle the climate impact of the global apparel’s industry’ supply chain by achieving two science-based targets. First to reduce ninety percent of all owned-and-operated facilities’ greenhouse gas emissions through significant investments in onsite renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.
Second to reduce forty percent of the supply chain’s greenhouse gas emissions, through effective collaboration with key suppliers and the expansion of the International Finance Corporation’s Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (read more about IFC PaCT here).
By the means of Science-based targets, companies are able to devise a clear and effective action plan to prevent climate change that determines how much, and how long the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is necessary.
Due to Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co, businesses have not only the opportunity but also the responsibility to spread positive change across the globe. He added that:
“We are proud to be one of the first companies to set science-based targets for our global supply chain, and we hope to be an inspiration for others to follow.”