Fruit of the Loom Inc., Bowling Green, Ky., recently was honored with the Offsite Renewable Energy Award for its Merendon Power Plant during the 2018 Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit. The awards recognize creative technologies and forward-thinking practices by large electric power users. Recognizing a need for a renewable energy source at its manufacturing facilities in Honduras, Fruit of the Loom established the Merendon plant, which operates as part of the Fruit of the Loom corporation. The plant helped the company reduce its carbon footprint by more than 51,500 metric tons each year, which is the equivalent to removing 11,028 passenger cars from the road for one year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fruit of the Loom is committed to socially responsible efforts and also recently joined The Sustainability Consortium. The company also received the Corporate Social Responsibility Seal from FUNDAHRSE in 2017.