Levi Strauss announces ambitious new climate action plan

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Levi Strauss climate

Levi Strauss has unveiled a new climate action strategy that features ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions by 2025.

The targets are science-based and pertain the whole company, from its owned-and-operated facilities and stores as well as its global supply chain.

Some of the targets include using 100 per cent renewable electricity and a 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in all company-owned facilities.

Levi’s new climate action strategy also a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent the supply chain, which is often seen as the part of the business that has the worst impact on the environment and is the most difficult to tackle.

The retailer and fashion brand said the targets would be achieved by investing in onsite renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades, as well work closely with key suppliers to support sustainable energy and water investments.

“We believe that business has the opportunity and the responsibility to be a force for positive change in the world,” Levi Strauss chief executive Chip Bergh said.

“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.”

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