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Levi’s Automates Finishing Process, Saving Time and Cutting Chemicals

Levi’s Automates Finishing Process, Saving Time and Cutting Chemicals

Levi Strauss & Co. is piloting a new operating model that replaces labor-intensive manual finishing techniques with an automated digital laser-based system. Project FLX shortens the time to market, and cuts chemicals from the finishing process.

Why Levi’s, J&J, Other Major Firms are Using Chemical Footprinting to Manage Risk

Why Levi’s, J&J, Other Major Firms are Using Chemical Footprinting to Manage Risk

Dozens of major companies including Levi Strauss & Co., Seagate Technology and Johnson & Johnson have participated in a first-of-its-kind effort to publicly benchmark corporate chemical management, the Chemical Footprint Project.

World Water Day

World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

Levi's LEED Platinum

Levi’s Facility Is World’s Largest LEED Platinum Warehouse

A Levi Strauss & Co.’s distribution center has achieved the highest level of LEED green building certification, making it the world’s largest warehouse/distribution center to achieve LEED Platinum, the company says in a blog post. Levi’s says green building features used at the Sky Harbor distribution center in Henderson, Nevada, … Read more »

drought in Brazil

COP21: Strong Climate Policy Leads to Lower Business Costs, CEOs Say

Two new draft texts for a climate deal were released today at COP21, with additional drafts expected to follow as governments negotiate a global climate deal in Paris. Business leaders, meanwhile, continue to step up their efforts to influence climate policy. CEOs of seven apparel companies — Levi Strauss & … Read more »


How Walmart, Levi’s Reduce GHGs, Waste through Partnerships

Walmart met — and beat — a major greenhouse gas emissions goal this week. In 2010, Walmart announced its goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of GHG emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. At its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting on Tuesday, the company announced … Read more »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »

Levi’s Expands Recycling Initiative

Levi’s Expands Recycling Initiative

Levi Strauss & Co. has expanded its clothing recycling initiative to all Levi’s mainline and outlet stores in the US. Annually, Americans discard more than 28 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles. About 85 percent — 24 billion pounds — end up in landfills, Levi’s says. The … Read more »

Rethinking Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Rethinking Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Executives from leading companies including Michael Kobori (Levi Strauss & Co), Tim Mohin (AMD), and Mary Wroten (Ford Motor Company) sat down with Ceres at the Ceres Conference to discuss their companies’ approach to managing the environmental and social impacts of their supply chains.

Levi’s VP: 3 Ways to Engage Consumers in Sustainability

Levi Strauss & Co.’s vice president of sustainability, Michael Kobori, outlines three key ways in which businesses can bring sustainable practices to the level of the consumer in a blog post. First, he says, make consumers aware of their environmental impact. Levi’s recently launched a campaign to make sure people … Read more »

Target, H&M, Gap, Levi’s Textile Mills Save $14.7M, Cut Water Use 36%

Target, H&M, Gap, Levi’s Textile Mills Save $14.7M, Cut Water Use 36%

More than 30 Chinese textile mills, many of which create clothing for major high-volume apparel brands and retailers including Target, Gap,  Levi’s and H&M, are saving $14.7 million annually by adopting efficiency measures in their production processes, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. These improvements have … Read more »

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