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
HanesBrands is committed to increase its use of renewable energy to 40 percent by 2020, and the company has made significant investments in biomass facilities to help meet the demands of its energy-intensive manufacturing operations.
The company owns and operates two state-of-the-art biomass facilities in its global energy portfolio. The first is a process steam biomass
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,
In March 2015, HanesBrands was named by the Great Place to Work Institute as a top employer in Central America and the Caribbean.
During the Central America awards ceremony in Panama on March 9, 2015, Hanes was honored with the following 2015 Great Place to Work awards:
- No. 3 multinational company in Central America and the Caribbean for
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