Saturday, December 16, 2017

Levi’s dirty secret

Levi’s leadership and innovation in protecting the global climate is more urgent than ever.

Demand the apparel company step up and be an industry leader by reducing its climate pollution.


1.1 million cars. That's how much Levi’s climate pollution amounts to in a single year. Much of this pollution comes from coal and other dirty fossil fuels burned to power its clothing factories in China and India.

But Levi’s hasn’t made any firm commitments to clean up its supply chain and take a leadership role in transitioning the apparel industry to renewable industry. the apparel industry to renewable industry.

Ask Levi’s to take the courageous next step to clean up its supply chain and become a climate leader.

Levi’s invented blue jeans more than 160 years ago, trailblazing a new industry. But the clothing brand is a major polluter. Manufacturing a single pair of Levi’s 501 jeans produces the equivalent of burning 21 pounds of coal.And while the company has made some efforts towards sustainability in its home operations, we need Levi’s to clean up its supply chain if it wants to be part of the solution and not the problem.

Levi’s can make this change. In 2016, the company earned roughly $300 million in profits, putting it in a strong position to take the courageous next step to become a climate leader, and driving the apparel industry towards sustainability.

It’s time Levi’s becomes part of the solution by catalyzing the demand for renewable energy in China, India and other supplying countries.

Tell Levi’s to be an industry leader and drive the apparel industry towards sustainability.

Levi’s has the opportunity to be a leader in the industry and to make real and long-lasting commitments right now that will have an impact on the 325 million people whose lives are significantly affected by climate change.

Together, we can move Levi's out of dirty fuels into true climate leadership. Earlier this year, over a hundred thousand SumOfUs members like you signed our petition, shared it with friends, and called CEOs demanding the biggest denim brands make serious commitments to taking responsibility for all of their emissions.

Now we need your help to send a message to Levi’s to be part of the solution and lead their industry towards renewable energy.

Count me in! Levi’s do right and be a leader in corporate sustainability.


- SumOfUs

More information:

Pollution Kills 9 million people a year, study finds, Washington Post, October, 19, 2017.

Air Pollution Causes 4,400 Deaths in China Every Single Day: Study Finds, Huffington Post, August 14, 2015

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