Jeansgigant Levi’s sets ambitious klimaatdoelen

Kledingproducent Levi Strauss & Co. sets itself ambitious klimaatdoelen: the company wants its own emissions of greenhouse gases by 90 per cent by 2025.

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The private buildings and shops will be entirely on renewable electricity switch. But this alone, the company will not get. The greatest challenge to the global supply chain more sustainable. To to convert following the apparel company’s objectives as formulated in the Science Based Targets initiative, an initiative that commercial companies around the world are responsible for 70 percent of the emissions of greenhouse gases, urges himself to strict klimaatdoelen and so the temperature rise lower than 2 degrees Celsius.

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On the way to the jeansproducent by 2025 in the supply chain is a 40 per cent reduction of the emissions of greenhouse gases reach. They are one of the first companies to the strict objectives to expand to their whole supply chain.

Innovation for the fashion industry

Currently signed all 448 companies in the Science Based Targets Initiative, including now also Levi’s. In addition to the positive consequences for the environment appear to be the targets also have positive effects for the company. So says 52 percent of the 185 companies surveyed, that these objectives the trust of investors has increased.

‘Levi Strauss & Co. the ambitious objectives formulated in line with the climate deal of Paris, ” says Cynthia Cummus by the World Resources Institute, one of the partners of the initiative. ‘The objectives of the company are an example of progressive innovations that the fashion industry needs and are a model for business success in a CO2-poor world.’

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the largest clothing brands and a leader in the field of jeansmode. The products of the company are in 110 different countries around the world sold.

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Denim is one of the most polluting items in our wardrobe. Both in manufacturing and distribution has jeans a huge impact on people and the environment. Denim funneling an enormous amount of water, energy and chemicals. The most denimmerken are therefore looking for ways to become more sustainable. But it can also be completely different. Different entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands and produce jeans that are in different ways more durable than the common denimmerken. Circular production processes are for example more durable than production processes for which new textiles tapped.

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