HanesBrands Achieves Leadership Position in CDP 2018 Report; A- Score Highest in Apparel Industry

HanesBrands earned an A- score and took a leadership position in the CDP 2018 Climate Change Report.

The company scored in the top 6 percent of nearly 7,000 companies that participated in the most recent report and achieved the highest score in the apparel industry. Receiving nearly across-the-board scores in the A range, Hanes’


HanesBrands Sets 2020 Goals for Environmental Sustainability

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 Earns High Scores in CDP 2016 Climate Change Report

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 Conducts Business Risk Assessment for Water

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


State-of-the-Art Wastewater Treatment

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’ Industry-Leading Chemical-Management Program

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


Driving Social and Environmental Achievement by Engaging with NGOs and Others

HanesBrands considers engagement with nongovernmental organizations to be a critical part of our sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts.

Social Responsibility

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


Hanes Surpasses 5-Year Environmental Goals

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

Employees in Thailand Visit Orphanage

More than 50 employees from the HanesBrands Bangkok regional office visited the Dhamanurak Foundation orphanage in Kanchanaburi (Central Thailand). The employees provided a special meal for children, as well as gifts and games. Prior to the visit, the office employees collected used computers, household products, toys, school supplies and rice, along with a special donation


HanesBrands Surin (Thailand) Celebrates School Makeover

Employees at the HanesBrands Surin facility recently celebrated a makeover of the Jarookkwae School in the Prasart district of Thailand, where about one-third of our Surin employees live.

Our employees selected Jarookkwae because while it is well known for its teaching quality, the 43-year-old wooden building was unsafe and in need of renovations.

More than 200 Surin employees, teachers, parents and