83% of our cotton came from more sustainable sources (organic, recycled and Better Cotton) by the end of 2020
100% more sustainable sourced cotton by 2025
100% of manmade cellulosics sourced from Canopy Green Shirt suppliers by 2020
Scale sustainable agricultural practices, incorporated organic cotton into our products, and we will continue to increase our use of organic and in-transition cotton with the intent to restore soil health, promote cleaner waterways and support farmer livelihoods
WellThread® — and our partnership with Fashion for Good will continue to enable our research and uptake of alternative fibers with potential to go beyond limiting loss of biodiversity and move toward restoration
100% renewable electricity in all owned-and-operated facilities by 2025 (Scope 1+2)
181,780 kWh generated by on-site solar at Henderson facility (October - November 2020)
Development is underway for a new LS&Co. distribution center, the 70,000 m² solar and geothermal-powered facility will occupy a revitalized mining site in Dorsten, Germany
A rooftop garden will support biodiversity and serve as a water collection point to reduce heat island effects and minimize stormwater run-off. Through the use of renewable energy sources including solar and geothermal
New compressor with heat exchanger to more efficiently heat production water and reduce natural gas use
Thermo-modernization of factory steam and hot water systems to reduce energy use
New HVAC system for sewing area
Bicycle and motorcycle parking zone to make it easier for employees to leave their cars at home
Levi’s® SecondHand: The platform gives jeans, jackets and shorts a second, third or fourth life, while providing consumers with the confidence they’re getting something that’s still in great shape and that consumes a fraction of the natural resources a new garment would require. Levi’s® SecondHand is both a buy-back and resale platform. It gives Levi’s® fans the ability to purchase second-hand Levi’s® jeans and jackets, and turn in worn jeans and jackets in-store for a gift card toward a future purchase. The program encourages people to not throw away used denim and helps them see that second-hand garments can help preserve the natural resources that would be needed to make a new item.
Used Clothing Collected in 2020
~10,000 items of denim (Americas)
4,355 kg of denim (Europe)
Vintage Items on SecondHand
SecondHand units sold in October-November 2020: 1,132
Units posted for sale on the SecondHand site in 2020: 4,799
In 2012, LS&Co. joined the Joint Roadmap Toward Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), pledging to reach zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020. The pioneering Screened Chemistry program we launched in 2014 is designed to understand the potential human and environmental hazards of chemicals before they enter the supply chain, and to help us find safer and more sustainable alternatives.
We met our goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020 and we are now developing new targets for 2026.
Along this journey to sustainable chemical management, we have tried to play a central role in helping shift the apparel industry from a reactive system focused on products and RSL testing, to a more proactive approach that manages input chemistry through the Screened Chemistry program and the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).
With our suppliers, we have established an effective system to monitor chemicals going into our production processes. And we have moved from a risk-based evaluation of chemicals to one based on hazards. We also measure chemical output through factory wastewater testing, but believe controlling chemical inputs is the best approach to ensuring more sustainable chemical management in the apparel supply chain, along with safer products and wastewater outputs.
Restricted Substances Stewardship Program
We launched the Restricted Substances Stewardship Program (RSSP) to ensure conformance with the ZDHC Roadmap and the successful elimination of priority chemicals, as identified by Greenpeace and ZDHC. The program provides guidance and a plan to eliminate priority chemical use and discharge, while supporting safe and responsible chemicals management.