Levi Strauss & Co. scores 64.5 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 33.5 in 2017) and is now leading the way towards cotton sustainability.
Levi Strauss & Co. has several policies in place to address sustainability challenges in its cotton supply chain. Biodiversity is addressed through its membership of the Better Cotton Initiative. The company has a policy on highly hazardous pesticides which restrict their use. Levi Strauss & Co. has conducted life cycle assessments and addresses water reduction through the stages of production and post-production e.g. its Water
In 2018, Levi Strauss & Co. significantly increased its sustainable cotton uptake to 67% (up from 21% in 2017).
Levi Strauss & Co. publishes information on 100% of its finished products manufacturers and part of its fabric and yarn manufacturers. The company does not publish the countries of origin or the volume of cotton used in its products.