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Chemical Reduction

We reduced process chemical usage by 714,045 pounds.

Facts based on FY2009 at Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

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Water Conservation

Our water consumption was reduced by 12,310,337 gals
enough to fill over 18 Olympic size swimming pools.

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Energy Conservation

Through improvements in process/machine optimization and general energy consumption, electrical usage reduced by 4,140,397 kWh. That will power over 375 average American households.

Fuel oil usage reduced by over 238,320 gals
enough to power an additional 949 average American households.

Measurements include consumption of water, electricity, and fossil fuels.

Facts based on FY2009 at Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

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Waste Recycling

Through aggressive recycling of cloth and yarn by-products, in-process materials, and cotton fiber reutilization, the Company reduced waste generation by 1,154 tons.
That’s equal to the same amount of waste produced annually by 287 families of 5.

FOTL, Inc. recycled over 79,113,714 pounds of waste, which is approximately the same weight as the amount of concrete used to build the St. Louis Arch.

Facts based on FY2009 at Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

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Packaging Efficiency

By actively limiting the amount of packaging materials used for transporting and marketing our products, we reduced cardboard consumption in packaging by 127 tons*.

*The equivalent weight of approximately 28 elephants.

Facts based on FY2009 at Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

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Transportation

Through improved container optimization and reduced travel miles, reducing both fuel consumption and carbon/greenhouse gas emissions, FOTL, Inc. reduced trucking distances by 906,474 miles — the same distance as traveling around the world 36.4 times. We reduced GHG emissions by 5,559 metric tons CO2e — the same amount of annual Greenhouse Gas emissions of over 1,010 passenger vehicles.

CO2e - is calculated by multiplying the emissions of each of the greenhouse gases by its 100 year global warming potential. GHG - gases that trap the heat of the sun in the atmosphere creating a rise in temperature and warming effect on the Earth.

Facts based on FY2009 at Fruit of the Loom, Inc.