HanesBrands Earns Ninth Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Environmental Excellence
The world’s largest manufacturer of basic apparel is an industry leader in environmental responsibility and international business leader in energy management and is making significant progress against aggressive 2020 sustainability goals.
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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 its 2017 accomplishments, including:
Lowering year-over-year energy use per pound of production by 6
percent, saving the company more than
$4 million. Since 2007, the company has reduced energy intensity by nearly 21 percent and delivered a total cost avoidance of more than $200 million.
Implementing numerous environmental stewardship initiatives, including
the startup of a combined heat-and-power biomass plant in
El Salvadorand pilot projects utilizing new technology to reduce energy-intense water use by 50 percent and energy use by 500 million BTU each year.
Encouraging employee engagement in the company’s energy management
culture through programs such as treasure hunts. Hanes’ most recent
treasure hunt, which was held at the company’s Dos Rios fabric
manufacturing plant in the
Dominican Republic, generated nearly 125 employee-led energy reduction ideas for power, steam, compressed air and water use with a potential savings of nearly $1 million.
Partnering with numerous universities, such as
Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, North Carolina State Universityand the University of Tennessee– Knoxville, to educate the next generation of business leaders about the importance of integrating environmental stewardship in business strategy.
“HanesBrands is incredibly honored to earn our ninth consecutive Energy
Star Partner of the Year award and will accept it on behalf of our
approximately 70,000 worldwide employees who are committed to energy
management and environmental responsibility,” said
Hanes recently released the company’s 2017 environmental performance data on energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy and landfill diversion.
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 again diverted 84 percent of its supply chain waste from landfills.
Chacon and a cross-functional team from Hanes will attend the
Energy Star was introduced by the
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