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|HanesBrands Makes Significant Strides Toward 2020 Environmental Goals|
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Across every category, the company posted strong results compared to the year prior. Versus 2016, Hanes reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent, energy use by 6 percent and water use by 7 percent, while increasing its use of renewable energy by 7 percent. Additionally, Hanes – unique in the apparel industry because it owns the significant majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations – again diverted 84 percent of its supply chain waste from landfills.
This performance puts Hanes on track to meet 2020 environmental sustainability goals. When compared to its 2007 baseline, the company has committed to reducing:
Hanes has also pledged to secure at least 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources (33 percent in 2017) and achieve zero waste by diverting company-owned supply chain waste from landfills (84 percent).
“These across-the-board improvements indicate our strong commitment to
create a more efficient and energy-conscious organization for both the
areas where we do business and the larger worldwide community,” said
Faircloth was named a finalist in Ethical Corporation’s Responsible
Business Awards for the 2017 Sustainability Leader of the Year, and the
company’s Energy Treasure Hunts program was also recognized by the
organization for Employee Engagement of the Year. 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. 194
For more information on HanesBrands’ award-winning environmental sustainability efforts, visit www.HanesForGood.com.
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