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 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,
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
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
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
HanesBrands considers engagement with nongovernmental organizations to be a critical part of our sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts.
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
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
In the wake of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake of 2011, HanesBrands partnered with the New York-based nonprofit Fashion Delivers to donate $1.125 million in apparel to those in need. Hanes gave thousands of pieces of clothing to the relief efforts, including Hanes and Champion men’s and women’s underwear, socks, thermals and T-shirts, as well