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Fruit of the Loom Achieves 40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The company is on track to reach its target of 50% by 2030

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Fruit of the Loom Inc. announces a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at its operations, putting the company on track to achieve its goal of reducing scope one and two emissions by 50% by 2030.

This goal was announced in 2021 as a part of its science-based target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative to keep a rise in temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7 degrees F) by 2030. This achievement and more can be found in the 2021 sustainability report.

“With deep respect for the people who make our products and our planet that provides the materials to produce them, we set goals to chart our course toward a more sustainable future,” says Melissa Burgess Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Fruit of the Loom. “We saw great progress on our science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations by increasing energy efficiency and sourcing renewable energy. Since we manufacture 86% of what we sell, this is a significant accomplishment.”

Other key highlights during the 2021 reporting year include:

  • All Fruit of the Loom-owned operations are now zero waste facilities
  • 64% of the company’s global electricity was renewable through a mix of solar and biomass renewables and the purchase of renewable energy credits
  • 87% of the cotton used comes from sustainable sources in the U.S., and the company is on track to reach its goal of 100% sustainably sourced cotton by 2025
  • Fruit of the Loom mapped 18% of its tier 1 supply chain, exceeding its annual phasing goal by 23%

“Creating a future that is more fruitful for our employees, their families, and our consumers has never been more necessary,” emphasizes Taylor. “At Fruit of the Loom Inc., we are using the power of our values to run our business in ways that protect both the planet and the people around it — through the products we make and the lives we enrich today and tomorrow.”

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