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    The venerable outfitter is making cleaner, greener jeans, cutting out harmful chemicals that have long been part of the production process. Rather than merely relying on government “do not use” lists, Levi Strauss since 2013 has screened the hundreds of chemicals in its supply chain to ensure their safe use. The company, which shares its findings with the rest of its industry, has so far scratched 50 agents from its dungaree-making “recipes” (it has cleared 500). The 165-year-old company has also turned to lasers to do the chemical-heavy finishing work that used to expose its workers to the most risk. That has made the process more efficient and the work environment safer.

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    Company Information

    Impact Segment
    Environmental Impact
    Sector
    Industrials
    Industry
    Apparel
    CEO
    Charles Bergh
    Websitehttp://www.levistrauss.com
    Employees13,800
    Company Type
    Private
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$4,904
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$281
    Market Value ($M)-