Employees Also Donate Nearly 2,000 Volunteer Hours to Local
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 29, 2018--
HanesBrands announced today that the company and its employees have
pledged $1.97 million this year to the United Way of Forsyth County and
surrounding communities, earning the United Way’s 11th
campaign excellence award.
The United Way of North Carolina awarded Hanes with its Spirit of North
Carolina Award for campaign excellence, the 10th consecutive Spirit
Award and 11th earned in the past 12 years by Hanes and its
“HanesBrands demonstrated excellence in its United Way campaign, but
also a strong philanthropic culture and community engagement,” said
Cindy Gordineer, UWFC President and CEO. “HanesBrands received high
marks (in the Spirit Award selection process) for overall organizational
volunteer culture, collaborative work with United Way, employee
engagement, and participation.”
The United Way also cited the company’s use of special events to engage
and educate employees and the role of its leadership team in promoting a
culture of philanthropy and community support.
Hanes was one of 30 organizations in the state to be highlighted and one
of five companies in Forsyth County to receive the Spirit Award.
Hanes is a longtime leader in supporting the United Way. Since 2006, the
company and its Forsyth County employees have contributed more than
$25.5 million to United Way agencies.
“The employees of HanesBrands continue to generously support the
vibrancy and health of our community,” said Maria Teza, HanesBrands
United Way 2017 campaign chairperson and Hanes’ vice president, general
manager, marketing, classic bras.
To support employee volunteerism, Hanes granted paid time off to nearly
400 headquarters employees to participate in the company’s Day of Caring
at 13 local community agencies. Employee volunteers contributed more
than 1,600 volunteer hours performing various tasks at the agencies
including landscaping, painting, administrative duties, and more.
During the weeklong campaign, activities held on campus included a
kickoff celebration, silent auctions, and an agency fair that provided
employees an opportunity to learn about the various local non-profit
agencies in attendance.
“This year’s campaign brought out the superhero in all of us and we had
fun, while making a difference in our community,” added Maria Teza.
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. The company sells its
products 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, Alternative, Gear for Sports, and Bras N
Things. 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. 432 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. 110 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. 194
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
Connect with HanesBrands via social media on Twitter (@HanesBrands)
and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc).
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