Fruit of the Loom achieves 40% reduction in emissions

Around 64% of its global electricity was provided by renewable sources and the purchase of renewable energy credits in 2021

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Clothing firm Fruit of the Loom (FOTL) has announced a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in its own operations.

The company said this puts it “well on track” to achieve its goal of reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030.

FOTL owned facilities are now zero waste and 64% of its global electricity was provided by renewable sources and the purchase of renewable energy credits in 2021.

In addition, around 87% of the cotton it uses comes from sustainable sources in the US, putting it on track to reach its goal of 100% sustainably-sourced cotton by 2025.

Melissa Burgess Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fruit of the Loom, Inc said: “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.

“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.”