Jean lca and environmental impact over the lifespan

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Jean (LCA and environmental impact over the lifespan of a pair of Levi s jeans and Dockers pants), which give a roadmap for reducing the carbon footprint. Levi s is also actively engaged in supporting the International Labor Organization s Better Work program, as well as the BSR Apparel Mills and Sundries Working Group, which aim at improving working conditions and the supply chain for textile mills and sundry/component parts suppliers. Levi s has a reputation for its social con- cerns, including Health Enables Returns (also known as the HER project), which coordinates general and reproductive health training for female factory workers in Pakistan and Egypt and combats HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The LCA for Levi s 501 jeans and Dockers Original Khakis gives an in-depth understanding of the climate change, water usage, and energy impacts of these products, revealing that 58 % of the energy and 45 % of the water used during the lifetime of Levi s jeans occurs during the consumer use phase. Keeping this in mind, company has initiated a global dialogue with consumers, Care for Our Planet, to educate how caring for clothes affects the environment. Through this initiative, Levi s encourages the consumers to wash less, wash in cold water, line dry when possible, and donate clothing to a charity when no longer needed. Levi s also launched a contest, Care to Air, to fi nd a better way to air dry jeans, as well as every other article of clothing that typically ends up in the dryer. Levi s has established a partnership with Goodwill in the United States to encourage consumers to increase the lifecycle of a pair of jeans by donating them, as well as piloting projects in which old jeans are reused as building insulation and other materials. Levi Strauss launched the code of conduct —“ the code that launched a thousand codes ”— a pioneering concept to developing a comprehensive responsible global sourcing program. In 1991, Levi s created Terms of Engagement (now popularly known as the Sustainability Guidebook), which was a fi rst for the apparel industry, outlining expectations from their business partners in practices pertaining to everything from worker rights to the environment. It is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization Core Conventions. Strict water quality standards were subsequently added, along with strengthening of the protection of workers rights to form unions and conduct collective bargaining. Levi s is also a member of the Fair Factories Clearinghouse, which is dedicated to improving workplace conditions. Levi s was one of the fi rst apparel companies to release the names and locations of all of their active, approved owned-and-operated, contract, and licensee factories that manufacture and fi nish Levi s, Dockers, and Signature by Levi Strauss prod- ucts. The Levi Strauss Foundation focuses on funding programs that strengthen worker rights and improve the working and living conditions for the people who make their products.
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