Hanes continues making progress toward 2020 goals for energy use,
carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy and landfill
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 17, 2017--
HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI), a leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear
and activewear apparel under world-class brands in the Americas, Europe
and Asia-Pacific, today released the company’s 2016 environmental
performance data on energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, water use,
renewable energy and landfill diversion.
Compared with its 2007 baseline, the company reduced its energy use by
16 percent, carbon emissions by 16 percent and water use by 25 percent.
Hanes also shifted 25 percent of the energy the company uses to
renewable sources and diverted 84 percent – or 118 million pounds – of
waste from its company-owned supply chain from landfills.
Hanes is committed to meeting its aggressive 2020 commitments to reduce
energy use by 40 percent, carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent and
water use by 50 percent, along with securing at least 40 percent of its
energy from renewable sources and diverting 100 percent of waste in its
company-owned supply chain from landfills.
“We are proud of the culture of environmental responsibility that we’ve
established at HanesBrands during the past decade,” said Michael E.
Faircloth, Hanes’ president and chief global supply chain and
information technology officer. “It unifies our 67,000 global employees,
enables us to make progress during economically challenging years and
creates a win-win-win for the environment we all share, our communities
and our company.
“We have made significant progress in addressing our environmental
impact, but there is always room for improvement when you set the bar
high,” Faircloth continued. “And we are committed to continuing to make
a positive and lasting contribution to our world in the years to come.”
Hanes reports energy and water use, along with carbon emissions, based
on “intensity” – or per pound of apparel manufactured. Year-over-year
comparisons for energy, water and carbon emissions were less favorable,
due to a strategic decision in 2016 to reduce inventories. Versus 2015,
the company’s energy use was up 8 percent, water use up 8 percent and
carbon emissions up 4 percent, due to less production volume to absorb
fixed energy and water use. On an absolute basis, the total amount of
energy and water used was down, with carbon emissions showing a slight
Hanes – unique in the apparel industry because it owns the significant
majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations – was
recognized last year by multiple organizations for its
environmental-footprint reduction efforts. In 2016, this included:
Ranking No. 172 on Newsweek Magazine’s list of top U.S. green
Winning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Partner
of the Year/Sustained Excellence award for the seventh consecutive
Earning above-average scores for carbon emissions (B), water (A-),
supply chain (B) and forest (B) in the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report;
Receiving the CEO of the Year award from Corporate Social
Responsibility Magazine for leadership in advancing industry-leading
environmental and energy-management practices; and,
Earning a Responsible Business Award from Ethical Corporation for best
employee engagement in its Green For Good philanthropic program, which
mobilizes the company’s environmental commitment, employee
volunteerism and community improvement.
For more information on Hanes’ award-winning environmental
sustainability efforts, visit www.HanesForGood.com.
HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a socially responsible
leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in
the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific under some of the
world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,
Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just
My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra,
Berlei, and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts,
bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear
produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. A member of the
S&P 500 stock index, Hanes has approximately 68,000 employees in more
than 40 countries and is ranked No. 448 on the Fortune 500 list of
America’s largest companies by sales. Hanes takes pride in its strong
reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the only
apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work Institute
for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean, and is
ranked No. 167 on the Forbes magazine list of America’s Best Large
Employers. For eight consecutive years, Hanes has won the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained excellence/partner
of the year award – the only apparel company to earn sustained
excellence honors. The company ranks No. 172 on Newsweek magazine’s
green list of 500 largest U.S. companies for environmental achievement.
More information about the company and its corporate social
responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance
and community improvement achievements, may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.
Connect with HanesBrands via social media on
and Twitter (@hanesbrands).
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