INNOVATION AND STYLE, RESPONSIBLY MADE
Progress is woven into everything we do, from how we make our clothing to how we care for people and the planet.
We know every drop counts. That’s why 10 years ago we invented Water<Less®, a suite of techniques that require less water. Our designers are constantly thinking of new ways to create the same styles and innovations you love while cutting back on H2O, such as reusing water during production and creating water-saving finishes. To date, we use more than 20 water-saving finish techniques, and we share our methods with others to inspire industry-wide progress. 47% of our global assortment uses Water<Less® techniques. So far, Water<Less® has saved more than 3 billion liters and recycled more than 2 billion liters of water. Join us on our journey to save water.
The global water crisis is complex, but together we can tackle it on two major fronts: through how much water we can save, and through how we can help communities impacted by water scarcity. Waves For Water is a humanitarian aid organization that provides access to clean water for developing communities around the world. Working hand-in-hand with local networks, they implement long-term sustainable water programs with solutions like portable filtration systems and rainwater harvesting systems. Their streamlined approach creates maximum impact with minimal red tape. And since their founding, they’ve improved the lives of over 3.75 million people. We’re ready to dig in and do the hard work to offset it by building a more sustainable future.
Repreve® is the leading, most trusted, branded fiber made from recycled materials (including plastic bottles). Starting later this year, we’ll be using fabrics that contain fibers made using the Repreve® recycling processes. Repreve® is a registered trademark of Unifi, Inc.
Stonewall Community Foundation invests in the LGTBQ+ community within New York City’s boroughs, working with small, grassroots nonprofits and populations experiencing the greatest vulnerability. Continuing the fight for equality and LGBTQ+ rights that started with the Stonewall Riots of 1969, Stonewall Community Foundation focuses on causes like education and violence, family acceptance and health, with community participation carefully threaded throughout their work. Dockers® is honored to continue its partnership with Stonewall Community Foundation for the third consecutive year.
Each May, Levi Strauss & Co. employees around the world leave their offices to volunteer in communities where they live and work. During our most recent Community Day, employees in more than 100 cities donated over 16,000 hours of service to nonprofits around the globe. We encourage employees to give back on their own time throughout the year and through company-organized groups and events. Full-time employees are encouraged to take up to five hours per month of paid time off to volunteer at any organization of their choice. We also match employee donations to organizations year-round.
Our democracy depends on our participation and by using our voice, we have the power to create a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world. But to get even closer to our goal, Dockers® has partnered with the ACLU, Stonewall Community Foundation, and Waves for Water, who are doing the everyday work towards a brighter future. So remember to do your part and check if you’re registered to vote in your state.
Dockers is committed to advancing social justice from inside and out — from tackling diversity in our own offices and stores to helping partners like the ACLU through donations and public awareness efforts. We know it won’t happen overnight. But we’re committed to following through and putting in the work to ensure equality for everyone.
In 2015, we started the Levi Strauss & Co. Service Corps, an immersion program connecting our employees with factories around the globe that support our Worker Well-being initiative. This gives employees the opportunity to see where our products are made, help local communities and gain knowledge to improve how we work. In addition to learning how our products are made and seeing Worker Well-being in action, employees visit and volunteer in local communities. Each Service Corps member helps make a lasting impact by giving back, whether that’s building handwashing stations or teaching local children about water sanitation and hygiene. Since its first trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti, Service Corps has visited two other countries and will continue to expand its impact every year.
Our Worker Well-being initiative goes beyond protecting the rights of the people who make our products. We invest in them to help improve their lives beyond factory walls. First, we ask workers what matters most to them. Then we partner with our suppliers and local nonprofits to help meet each worker’s specific needs, such as health education, family welfare programs and financial empowerment.