• COUNTRY OF HQ
  • USA
  • SELECTION OF SUBSIDIARIES
  • Levi's
  • Dockers
  • Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Denizen
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS COTTON RANKING 2017

How is the company performing?

Score
33.5
Policy
16.5
Uptake
12
Traceability
5

Where is Levi Strauss & Co. on the journey to sustainable cotton?

Not yet started
Starting the journey
Well on the way Levi Strauss & Co. in 2017
Leading the way
Company performance analysis
OVERALL

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.

POLICY

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.

UPTAKE

In 2016, 21% of the cotton used by Levi Strauss & Co. was more sustainable including organic, Better Cotton and recycled cotton.

TRACEABILITY

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.

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