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
As a 2017 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sustained Excellence Award winner, HanesBrands earned its eighth consecutive EPA commendation for energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability. Hanes is the only apparel company to be honored for sustained excellence in the program’s 25-year history.
Energy Star was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary,
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,