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HanesBrands Assists Victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

HanesBrands donated more than 2 million pieces of underwear and activewear apparel to assist 2017 hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In addition, Hanes used its operations in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the United States to provide critically needed aid to Puerto Rico employees and others.

In the midst of power grid and

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HanesBrands Sets 2020 Goals for Environmental Sustainability

HanesBrands surpassed its initial five-year goals for significant reductions in energy use, carbon-dioxide emissions and water use in 2012, and has since set even more ambitious goals for environmental performance by 2020. Compared to its 2007 baseline performance, Hanes is committed to:

  • Reduce energy consumption by 40 percent;
  • Reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 40 percent;
  • Reduce water use by
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HanesBrands Earns High Scores in CDP 2016 Climate Change Report

HanesBrands has voluntarily reported its carbon emissions and other data since 2010 to CDP for its annual Climate Change Report. CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a global disclosure system that enables companies and other entities to measure and manage environmental impacts.

In 2016, the company scored an above-average B rating for emissions,

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Nearly 8,000 employees in Latin America participate in Hanes continuous education program

In 2009, the company created a continuing education program in Honduras that affords employees the opportunity to attend free Saturday classes at nearby schools. The program sponsors the education of Hanes employees who wish to return to school to earn their high school diploma.

The program is available to associates at 10 Hanes apparel manufacturing and

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Medical mission serves Haiti contract employees

In June 2013, the company and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center partnered to provide basic health services to more than 1,700 contract employees and their families in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, during a two-day medical mission.

The idea to host the medical mission came during one of Hanes and Wake Forest surgical trips to the Dominican Republic in

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HanesBrands Conducts Business Risk Assessment for Water

HanesBrands regularly evaluates its potential water risk using tools developed by the World Wildlife Fund and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Water risk analyses utilizing the WWF tool were performed on a cross-section of internal manufacturing facilities, which produce about 80 percent of the products Hanes sells across the globe. Potential risks were divided

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State-of-the-Art Wastewater Treatment

HanesBrands has constructed state-of-the-art wastewater-treatment plants to support its manufacturing facilities around the world. These plants are built to meet or exceed wastewater standards in the United States and local countries, whichever are more stringent.

The systems treat 100 percent of the wastewater from Hanes’ manufacturing facilities and employ an advanced, naturally occurring biological process that has

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HanesBrands’ Industry-Leading Chemical-Management Program

HanesBrands was one of the first companies to have a comprehensive chemical-management program, and requires its suppliers to have comparable system in place. This rigor helps ensure Hanes’ products are made with the safest and most sustainable substances possible, thus protecting employees, consumers and the environment.

As part of its program, Hanes requires all chemicals to

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Driving Social and Environmental Achievement by Engaging with NGOs and Others

HanesBrands considers engagement with nongovernmental organizations to be a critical part of our sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts.

Social Responsibility

HanesBrands has been a fully accredited, participating member of the Fair Labor Association since 2009, and sustained engagement with the organization has been a critical component of the company’s overall social compliance

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Hanes Surpasses 5-Year Environmental Goals

HanesBrands successfully beat our ambitious five-year goals for reducing energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and water use. We also achieved our goal of sourcing at least 30 percent of our worldwide energy use from renewable sources.

The goals were set using a baseline of 2007. Between 2007 and 2012, the company:

  • Reduced energy use by 22 percent
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