OUR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY PROMISE
As one of the leading apparel and sporting goods companies in the United States, we have a unique opportunity to make a difference for our associates and the communities that are so vital to our company worldwide. Sustainability is not a new word to us. We are keenly aware that the long-term strength of our company is as dependent on the health of our communities as it is on our reputation for value, quality, and service. Doing our part to sustain those communities is not just doing what is right; it is a critical long-term business vision.
Our social responsibility initiatives focus on streamlining our operations across all our business divisions and global regions to ensure full visibility of our supply chain and full implementation of our Code of Conduct.
Another key element of our efforts is community engagement. Fruit of the Loom continues to be at the forefront of community development by sponsoring corporate initiatives that focus on health education and community support. Over the past year, we have contributed more than $1.4 million to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of others in communities around the world and we have donated more than $3 million in new apparel to people in need.
We seek constant improvement in our environmental processes. We operate our worldwide facilities in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and attempt to design products, and packaging, and utilize processes and equipment, in an environmentally-friendly and economically viable manner. In addition, we are dedicated to educating and encouraging our employees in environmental responsibilities and activities that support the preservation of natural resources.