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Levi Strauss & Co. launches first global sustainability report

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co.) launches first global sustainability report covering its 2020 environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance as well as linked proceedings touching the company and stakeholders during the year.

“Not only does this report meet the growing expectation for corporate transparency on sustainability, but it also highlights some of the incredible work that’s happened in this company in recent years, demonstrating what profits through principles are all about,” LS&Co. said.

Figure: Levi Strauss & Co launches first global sustainability report covering its 2020 environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Courtesy: LS&Co.

Chip Bergh, CEO of LS&Co. said, “Our sustainability strategy centres on three main pillars – climate, consumption and community – that encompass where we are putting our energy and how we see our obligations in and beyond this moment. To achieve our ambitions, we will continue fortifying each pillar, working with humility and transparency to deliver meaningful progress while evolving our efforts to ensure our business keeps getting more sustainable, day by day.”

LS&Co. claims that it will go forward, focusing on sustainability strategy on climate, consumption, and community. These focus areas encompass the work it is doing and put appropriate emphasis on the most pressing issues for our future as a company and a society.

Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer, Circular Economy Leader, Non-Profit Board Director said, “Today we launch our first global sustainability report at Levi Strauss & Co.! It has been a rewarding experience to work across our functions and regions in partnership to create transparency for our stakeholders on our performance in 2020. Looking forward to how this will create engagement over the long term. Interested to hear your feedback.”

In 2020, 83 percent of its cotton came from more sustainable sources, and Levi Strauss & Co extended its efforts towards a circular economy.

“When we speak of sustainability, we are talking about operating and using resources in a way that can be continued in perpetuity without harming people, the planet or future generations. Our imperative is therefore clear: we must continue to find ways to use less water, to reduce emissions, to better support workers, to drive safer chemistry, to further reduce waste, and to become more circular.” Bergh said.

Bergh added, “We must make sure we become more diverse, more equitable, and more inclusive. And we must use our voice and resources to support our people and communities, providing the support they need and taking stands on issues from gun violence to voter participation to racial justice to gender equity.”

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