HanesBrands conducts business around the world in a highly ethical manner. We are protective of our strong reputation for corporate citizenship and social responsibility,
Letter from our Chairman and CEO
HanesBrands conducts business around the world in a highly ethical manner. We are protective of our strong reputation for corporate citizenship and social responsibility, and proud of our significant achievements in the areas of environmental stewardship, workplace quality and community building.
We call our corporate social responsibility program Hanes for Good. That’s because adhering to responsible and sustainable business practices is good for our company, good for our employees, good for our communities and good for our investors.
Being a responsible company is not easy. It takes dedication, perseverance, patience and unyielding commitment. Fortunately, we own the majority of our supply chain and have more direct control over how we do business than most apparel companies do. In fact, 90 percent of the apparel items we sell in the United States are produced in facilities that we own or control. We also have an industry-leading compliance program that helps to ensure our business partners live up to the high standards that we set for ourselves.
We have been recognized by such organizations as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program, corporate responsibility advocate As You Sow, social compliance rating group Free2Work, the United Way and others. We are members of the Fair Labor Association, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Sustainability Consortium and Corporate Eco Forum.
We have made significant progress across a range of corporate social responsibility issues, but we recognize that there is always room for improvement. We pride ourselves on listening to others outside our company and reacting quickly and responsibly if issues emerge. We hope to continue making a positive and lasting contribution to our world in the years to come.