El Salvador

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


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 for CSR work in Latin America

For the third consecutive year, Hanes offices in El Salvador have been recognized by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy called CEMEFI for its Spanish initials – for its contributions to education and community development. Hanes received the 2015 CSR Best Practice Award for Latin America.

Hanes received the award thanks to its contributions in education and support


El Salvador EDÚCAME

As part of Edúcame, an adult education program provided by the El Salvador Ministry of Education, nearly 400 Hanes employees in El Salvador have received their high school diplomas since 2009.

Hanes also purchased supplies and made an investment on behalf of each student. Some of the graduates are now planning to pursue advanced degrees.


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

Hanes employee featured in U.S. Agency for International Development publication

HanesBrands employee Omar Sanchez was featured in a USAID publication highlighting his volunteer efforts in El Salvador. The 25-year-old leads an electricity club offered in an Salvadoran public school.

Omar is one of more than 400 volunteers advancing USAID’s Youth and Community Development Program in Central America since inception in 2012. Omar has the opportunity to


Hanes partners with Rotary Club to provide free solar panel kits

Thanks to HanesBrands and the Rotary Club of San Salvador, the nights will be a little brighter for more than 120 families who live and/or work near our facilities in El Salvador. They recently received free solar panel kits, a source of renewable energy to households that currently have no (or very limited access to)


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


Prince of Spain honors HanesBrands

HanesBrands was one of nine global companies recognized in Madrid by Prince Felipe of Spain in December 2014, at an awards ceremony for CODESPA, a non-profit organization that recognizes CSR programs that help eradicate poverty.

The company received a finalist plaque for its “My School, My Space,” program that has improved the infrastructure of seven public


El Salvador Savings Program

In 2012, we introduced a large-scale savings program to benefit more than 9,000 of our Salvadoran employees. The program, called “Hanes Pensando en Tí” or “Hanes Thinking of You,” enables all Hanes employees to receive 5 to 20 percent discounts on purchases at more than 50 private sector businesses, including medical clinics, restaurants, hotels, clothing