Levi Strauss & Co. joins a growing number of large organizations aiming to make their business practices more sustainable. The denim apparel giant announced this week a new climate-action strategy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent in their global supply chain by 2025 and a 90 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in all owned-and- operated facilities.
Vice President of Sustainability at Levi's, Michael Kobori, said in a press release the company will start by implementing energy-efficiency programs at about 60 of the 580 factories and mills the company works with directly.
The organization's goals are based on science-based targets, which provide companies with a clearly defined way to help prevent climate change by specifying how much, and how quickly, they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Targets are considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures.