HanesBrands Celebrates 10th Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Award for Environmental Stewardship
The company also releases its 2018 environmental performance data, with reliance on renewable energy ahead of plan and across-the-board improvements in energy use, water use and landfill diversion versus aggressive 2020 goals.
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Hanes was recognized by the
Renewable energy sources accounted for 41% of the company’s energy
usage, surpassing its 2020 goal of 40%. Increased utilization of the
company’s biomass facilities in
El Salvadorand the Dominican Republic, along with use of hydro and geothermal energy, fueled the 8 percentage point increase in use of renewable energy compared to 2017.
A 23% reduction in energy use per pound of production versus its 2007
baseline and a 2% reduction from 2017. The company’s 2020 goal is to
reduce energy use by 40%. To date, the company’s energy reduction
efforts have delivered a total cost avoidance of more than
- A 36% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions versus its 2007 baseline, nearly reaching its 2020 goal of 40% reduction. Bolstered by the significant jump in Hanes’ use of renewable energy, these emissions were down nearly 11% in 2018 versus the prior year.
- A 31% cut in water use against the company’s 2020 goal of 50% compared to its 2007 baseline. Hanes’ water use was down 2% versus 2017.
- An 86% diversion of supply chain waste, or 107 million pounds, from landfills while working toward a 2020 goal of 100%.
Also in 2018, the company – unique in the apparel industry because it owns the significant majority of its supply chain operations – developed the capability to convert wastewater sludge to energy, retrofitted 10 facilities with LED tubes and improved water efficiency in boiler operations with reverse osmosis technology.
“We’re celebrating a decade of environmental excellence with the honor
of a 2019 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award because HanesBrands’
68,000 worldwide employees have embraced environmental stewardship and
actively led our energy management initiatives,” said
“But we have much work yet to do as we remain intensely focused on achieving our 2020 environmental sustainability goals,” he continued. “We believe this effort and our commitment to be an international leader in eco-friendly business operations creates value for our company, our investors, our consumers, our employees and our communities.”
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