Reducing the environmental impact of our operations and products.
Our world is facing increasing challenges from climate change, to water and raw material scarcity. The apparel and sporting goods industry can be a big user of energy, water and can generate waste. We have a track record of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water use intensity and waste in our own operations. Our plan sets more ambitious goals to reduce our footprint across our supply chain, from sourcing raw materials, to consumer use and disposal of our products.
Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (in North and Central America in 2018 based on 2012 baseline)
Renewable Energy (in own operations from on-site and purchased renewables)
Water Intensity Reduction (in our own textile facilities in 2018 based on 2013 baseline)
Our New Commitments
We have set new environmental goals for 2030. Click on the sections below to see our goals.
Fruit of the Loom, Inc., has made a commitment to set a science-based target through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We aim to update on the details of our target within the year.
We have already achieved 45% renewable energy in our own operations. Our goal is to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030 in all our global facilities, and we will do this through a mix of on-site generation, purchase power agreements (PPAs) and renewable energy credits (RECS). We believe this is an ambitious but achievable goal and will contribute to our commitment to science-based targets.
We have committed to a 10% reduction on water intensity per pound of production target by 2030. We believe this is an ambitious goal due to the scale of technologies we have already implemented.
We achieved zero waste to landfill in all our own facilities in 2018 and 2019. This means we have been able to recycle or repurpose the waste streams from our operations. Our goal is to continue to maintain zero waste in our facilities.