Levi Strauss & Co. is the ninth best performing company scoring 33.5 out of 100 points. Levi Strauss & Co. wishes its products to be part of a sustainable global movement and promises to leverage the power of its brands in of support of more sustainably produced cotton. Although the company has high policy scores, uptake and traceability are lagging.
Levi Strauss & Co. has ambitious policies and activities on water issues in cotton cultivation. The policies however lack time-bound commitments. HPPs use and biodiversity issues are addressed through its membership of the BCI. The company does not have specific policies in these areas. Noteworthy is Levi Strauss & Co.’s’ sustainability goal of creating an infrastructure that supports a circular economy by 2020. Several initiatives have been developed to support this goal, including post-consumer collection, repairing/reselling initiatives and closing the loop investments. Levi Strauss & Co. has a commitment to reach 100% more sustainable cotton by 2020.
In 2016, 21% of the cotton used by Levi Strauss & Co. was more sustainable including organic, Better Cotton and recycled cotton.
Since October 2005, Levi Strauss & Co. releases the names and locations of all its active, approved owned-and-operated, contract and licensee factories that manufacture and finish its products (tier-1). No public information is provided on the rest of its supply chain nor on the total amount and origin of the cotton used in its products.