Dominican Republic

Program offers critical youth services in Latin America

In 2010, to help improve communities where we operate, HanesBrands entered into a partnership among U.S. Agency for International Development and Glasswing International, a non-profit that addresses the root causes of poverty and violence through community empowerment, education and healthcare. Since the promising


HanesBrands honors Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with special recognition

HanesBrands recently honored Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with the first Hanes for Good Champion Award for outstanding commitment to community service.

Hanes has partnered with the medical center since 2012 to conduct healthcare consultations and surgeries to thousands of children and adults from underserved communities in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Haiti. The medical center’s


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


HanesBrands Recognized as a Great Place to Work

In March 2015, HanesBrands was named by the Great Place to Work Institute as a top 2015 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

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


Coast Clean-Up in the Dominican Republic

In 2011, Hanes participated in the Ocean Conservancy’s National Day of Coast Cleaning in the Dominican Republic. The day was held in partnership with the nonprofit environmental group Vida Azul. More than 400 Hanes employees spent the day combing beaches across the island to remove litter and trash. The group collected and disposed of more


Employees Renovate Dominican Orphanage

Fifty HanesBrands employees from Caribe San Isidro, Las Americas and other facilities recently spent more than 600 volunteer hours on the renovation of the Hogar Manos Divinas orphanage in the Dominican Republic. The center provides vital support for dozens of Dominican children in need and prepares them for adulthood. Through our Green for Good recycling


Providing Life-Changing Surgeries in the Dominican Republic

In 2011, HanesBrands and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center began working with the Pedro E. Marchena Hospital near our Bonao facility. This unique partnership allows a team of more than 60 surgeons, doctors, anesthesiologists, nurse-anesthetists, surgical nurses and medical students from Wake Forest Baptist to travel to Bonao several times a year to provide critical


The Dominican Republic – Tropical Storm Noel

In October 2007, tropical storm Noel hit the Dominican Republic. During the height of the storm, HanesBrands Dos Rios Textiles facility prepared more than 3,000 hot meals and provided more than 11,500 bottles of water to employees and others staying in shelters in the Bonao community.

More than 175 of our Dominican employees registered significant losses