Building Communities

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


Employees in Honduras Win CSR award

For the sixth consecutive year, the Honduran Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (FUNDAHRSE) has awarded Hanes Honduras with its official 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility seal. The FUNDAHRSE seal recognizes our efforts in seven key areas of CSR: corporate governance, employee relations, environmental sustainability, responsible marketing, supplier standards, community relations and public policy.

The award recognizes Hanes for


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


Record Number of Employees Volunteer for Beach Clean-up

In July 2014, more than 1,500 employees from Hanes facilities in Honduras volunteered to clean approximately 5 kilometers of Travesia Beach and plant 300 palm trees in Puerto Cortes. The attendance marks a record in the company’s volunteer program in Honduras.

Plastic, cardboard and other materials were collected and will be recycled or reused by surrounding


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


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


Beautification Projects in Honduras

In 2011 and 2012, hundreds of employees from Hanes’ La Ceiba facility spent the day cleaning several kilometers of shoreline at the popular oceanside town of Sea View, in partnership with the municipality of La Ceiba. The Honduran beautification projects took place in advance of the Semana Santa holiday – when thousands of local and


Protecting Natural Areas in El Salvador

In 2013, more than 1,200 employees came together at El Pimental beach in El Salvador to remove debris along three miles of coast and to plant 1,000 trees in the Hacienda Santa Clara protected natural area, a contribution that is expected to have a positive impact in the efforts to preserve the area’s coastal mangrove


Tree Planting in El Salvador and China

In May 2012, more than 400 HanesBrands employees planted 1,200 trees in the El Playon National Park in El Salvador. A large percentage of the city of San Salvador’s drinking water is supplied from this ecosystem, which is near Hanes’ manufacturing facilities. The trees help retain moisture and reduce erosion.

This was the second year our


Pantyhose for the Gulf Coast

HanesBrands donated pantyhose to nonprofit and grassroots volunteer groups to make hair booms for absorbing and trapping crude oil following the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in May 2010.

Shortly after the spill, Sunshine and Shores Foundation contacted Hanes’ Clarksville, Ark., hosiery facility to request pantyhose, while Matter of Trust, an ecological charity,