Levi’s has been dedicated to reducing carbon emissions in its owned and operated facilities for years. The company recently was recognized for its progress.
Earlier this month, the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency awarded the brand’s factory in Plock, Poland with an energy efficiency award for implementing key initiatives that reduce water and chemical usage, carbon emissions and energy consumption.
The initiatives were part of Levi’s 2025 Climate Targets plan, which promises a 90 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a transition to 100 percent renewable energy in its owned and operated facilities, as well as a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across its entire global supply chain.
To reach these goals, the company modernized its lighting system, installing around 2,000 LED lamps and saving up to 600 MWh/year. It reduced water consumption by upgrading washing machines that save up to 50 percent of water, and updated its compressed air system, saving about 700 MWh/year. Levi’s is also in the process of insulating steam and hot water installations and modernizing air conditioning and ventilation systems for even greater energy efficiency.
Levi’s committed to these practices in 2018 after joining the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) alongside other leading manufactures including Gap, Nike, Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation. The initiative, a partnership between the CDP, WRI, WWF and the UN Global Compact, offers resources to help companies minimize their carbon footprint.