A MESSAGEFROM THE CEO
When acing the chal-lenges o our times, LeviStrauss & Co. has a his-tory o taking an industry-leading stance, romestablishing the frst codeo conduct or our sup-pliers to our leadershipin sustainable design.We also ace signifcantbusiness risks, rang-ing rom disruptions to our operations, to the availabilityo water, and to potential impacts to cotton supply, ourcore raw material. This is why we measured our baselineglobal climate ootprint in 2007 and established a goal toreduce it by 11% by 2011. We beat that goal, achieving a13% reduction.And when it comes to the next stage in our climate changestrategy, our ambitious approach is no exception to ourlegacy: our vision is to reduce carbon dioxide and othergreenhouse gases through maximizing energy efciencyand using 100% renewable energy — frst in our operationsand then throughout the supply chain.With this Climate Change Strategy, I am pleased to pres-ent a summary o our current climate change mitigationprogress and updated targets. Just as our groundbreakingTerms o Engagement changed the landscape or sup-pliers worldwide, our climate change strategy and e-orts are setting the stage to raise the bar or companiesworldwide. That’s why we have committed to take actionby measuring and reducing our climate impact, advocat-ing or government policy, and engaging our supply chainand our consumers.Today, Levi Strauss & Co. recognizes that human-pro-duced greenhouse gas emissions are a key contributor toclimate change — perhaps one o the greatest challengeso our time. Climate change mitigation is vital to the long-terms success o our business, as well as the health andwell-being o the people who make and buy our products.Many o the countries where we operate are alreadybeginning to eel the eects o climate change, includingdrought, oods, and the spread o disease.We recognize that to be pioneers, we must take a holisticapproach to ully address climate change: water and othermaterials are inextricably linked with energy and havebroader eects o their own. For more than two decades,Levi Strauss & Co. has been working to reduce our envi-ronmental impacts. When we were concerned about waterdischarge polluting local waterways, we implemented theapparel industry’s frst Global Euent Requirement orour actories and contract laundries. When we wanted tounderstand all o the environmental impacts rom op-erating our business, we completed a groundbreakingstudy o the entire liecycle o our top products. When wechallenged Levi’s
designers to signifcantly cut the waterused in the fnishing process or our jeans, they createdour Water
collection, which reduced 172 millionliters o water in the Spring o 2012 alone. While we areproud o all o these accomplishments, we know we mustcontinue to innovate and champion bold solutions.At Levi Strauss & Co., we’re embedding sustainability intoeverything we do. This Climate Change Strategy detailsone important step along the journey to our long-termvision to eliminate the climate impact o our business bymaximizing energy efciency and operating with 100 per-cent renewable energy.Chip Bergh,President & CEOLevi Strauss & Co.
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