Hanes, the only apparel company to be honored for sustained
excellence by the EPA Energy Star program in its 25-year history,
continues to demonstrate that companies from all industries can make a
difference in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 26, 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, has earned its eighth consecutive U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year award for sustained
excellence in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and
Javier Chacon, chief global manufacturing operations officer, and a team
from Hanes is attending today’s annual Energy Star awards banquet in
Washington, D.C., to accept the award and participate in collaborative
meetings to share best practices with other companies that have earned
Energy Star recognition, including The Boeing Company, Colgate-Palmolive
Company and General Motors Company.
Energy Star was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary,
market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through
increased efficiency. The annual Energy Star Partner of the Year award
honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect
the environment through best practices and organization-wide energy
savings. Hanes is the only apparel company to be honored for sustained
excellence by the program in its 25-year history.
Hanes – unique in the apparel industry because it owns the significant
majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations – is being
recognized by the Energy Star program for 2016 accomplishments,
Integrating newly acquired facilities across multiple continents into
the company’s energy-management program;
Implementing more than 220 projects identified through energy treasure
hunts, yielding nearly $2 million in energy savings; and,
Developing long-range energy plans that identify strategic projects to
achieve 2020 goals of reducing 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. Hanes has also committed to diverting 100 percent of waste in
its company-owned supply chain from landfills.
“HanesBrands is very honored to earn our eighth consecutive Energy Star
Partner of the Year award, and all of the credit goes to each of our
more than 68,000 worldwide employees who are committed to energy
management and environmental responsibility,” said Chacon, who will
accept the award on behalf of the company. “We have made significant
progress in reducing our environmental footprint, but remain steadfast
in our drive to achieve the company’s 2020 goals. Doing so is a
win-win-win for the environment we all share, the communities in which
we operate, and our company and its stakeholders.”
Hanes recently 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, including biomass, hydroelectric and geothermal, and
diverted 84 percent – or 118 million pounds – of waste from its
company-owned supply chain from landfills.
For more information on Hanes’ award-winning environmental
sustainability efforts, visit Hanes
For more information about the U.S. EPA Energy Star program, visit energystar.gov.
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 Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc)
and Twitter (@hanesbrands).
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