Here at Levi Strauss & Co., we recognize that carbon dioxide emissions are a major contributor to global climate change, and mitigation is vital to the long-term success of our business, as well as the health and well-being of the people who make and buy our products.
That’s why we’re standing united with more than 600 companies and investors across the United States to encourage the incoming administration and new Congress to stick with the commitments we’ve made in the Paris Climate Agreement. Failure to transition toward a low-carbon U.S. economy now will only exacerbate the climate-related economic, societal and environmental problems we’ll experience in the future. But maintaining U.S. climate leadership can spur innovation, advance our nation’s competitiveness, and position U.S. companies as leaders in the global economy.
“It’s imperative that businesses take an active role in meeting the goals set out by the Paris Climate Agreement,” said Anna Walker, Senior Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, Levi Strauss & Co. “It will be critical that we work together to ensure the U.S. maintains its climate leadership, ultimately ensuring our nation’s long-term economic prosperity.”
As a company we are 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
While we’re working to do all we can when it comes to climate change, we recognize that government leadership is essential for spurring widespread climate action and the transition to low-carbon energy. Our hope is that we can work together with the new administration and Congress to build a healthy, thriving, low-carbon economy that will ensure our nation’s economy prosperity for generations to come.