HanesBrands Sets 2020 Goals for Environmental Sustainability

HanesBrands surpassed its initial five-year 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

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 honored for CSR by two leading organizations

Two leading independent advocates of corporate responsibility – the Ethical Corporation and Corporate Responsibility Magazine – have honored HanesBrands and its employees for the company’s commitment to and achievements in environmental protection, workplace practices, and community improvement.

CR Magazine named former HanesBrands Executive Chairman Rich Noll as one of three winners of the organization’s ninth annual


HanesBrands’ Social Compliance Programs

While 80 percent of HanesBrands’ total unit volume comes from production facilities that we own and operate or from fully dedicated contractors, the company and its licensees do source directly from third-party facilities as well. Hanes is a pioneer in managing a worldwide supply chain for social compliance, having had a very in-depth and thorough


Green for Good – Changing Lives

In 2010, HanesBrands developed a way to combine three of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices – environmentalism, volunteerism and community improvement – into one comprehensive program.

Green for Good uses the proceeds from our sound environmental practices, such as recycling and energy savings, to fund targeted community improvement projects – in ­education, healthcare and infrastructure