HanesBrands: Planet

It’s in our DNA to act responsibly – for people, for our communities, and for the planet. We believe in doing our part for this world, so we challenge ourselves to improve our environmental performance every day. We’re now setting even bigger ambitions to make an even bigger impact. We know we must do more, and we’re driven to do just that.

To create and implement meaningful change, we’re looking at how we work both internally and across our entire value chain from the cotton field to the consumer’s disposal of our product at the end of its life. Unlike most other apparel brands, we own and run the vast majority of our product and fabric manufacturing. That makes a huge difference. It puts us in the driver’s seat, making management decisions and acting on them swiftly. It means we can think bigger and make a greater impact.

Through our Global Environmental Management System (GEMS), we share guiding policies and actionable procedures to put environmental responsibility at the core of our facilities worldwide. Continuous improvement of our environmental performance is part of our culture going beyond reducing costs and business risks to inspiring what we do and why we do it.

To promote change across the apparel industry we’re also active in initiatives such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalitionthe Sustainability Consortium and the Corporate Eco Forum.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Hanesbrands Makes Significant Progress Toward Its 2025 and 2030 Global Sustainability Goals
HanesBrands Inc., a global leader in iconic apparel brands and sustainability, released its 2022 Sustainability Summary Report, highlighting significant accomplishments in the areas of People, Planet and Product.

Responsible Production & Consumption

HanesBrands’ Chief Sustainability Officer Offers Tips on Becoming a More Conscious Consumer Ahead of Earth Day
As Earth Day approaches, consumers are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint. In an effort to help them adopt sustainable practices to ensure a more healthy life and planet, Chris Fox, chief sustainability officer, HanesBrands Inc. provides the following tips:

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

HanesBrands Awarded U.S. EPA Energy Star Award for Environmental Stewardship for 14th Consecutive Year
HanesBrands announced it has earned the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, marking the company’s 14th consecutive award for continued progress.

Sustainable Development Goals

HanesBrands Reaches Solar Energy Milestones
Advancing energy efficiency practices at our facilities is critical to HanesBrands’ sustainability strategy. We have set an ambitious goal of manufacturing with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

HanesBrands Recognized for Sustainability Leadership, Earning A- Scores in Both Climate Change and Water Security From CDP
HanesBrands has been recognized with an A- score on the global CDP annual sustainability disclosures across two key areas of environmental impact – climate change and water security.

Environment

Major Milestone: HBI Associates in Latin America Plant 100,000 Trees
Over the past decade, HanesBrands associates in Latin America planted approximately 100,000 trees in communities near our manufacturing facilities as part of our global sustainability strategy.

Environment

Champion Celebrates Eco Future Collection and Treedom Partnership
To celebrate Champion Europe’s Fall/Winter 2022 Eco Future collection, the brand will plant its 5th forest in partnership with Treedom. The Eco Future Forest will add to the already four forests and nearly 5,000 trees planted through the company’s partnership with Treedom, which began in 2020.

Environment

“HBI Forest” Part of Thailand Tree Planting Project
Since the tree planting initiative began in 2014, associates at our facility in Thailand have planted more than 65,000 trees. Recently, our team planted 20,000 trees on land allocated by the local forest department, now known as the “HBI Forest.”

Responsible Production & Consumption

HBI Dominican Republic Launches Sustainable Fashion Project
HBI in the Dominican Republic has partnered with the Slow Fashion Foundation and a group of public and private entities to launch the Textile Recovery Project, helping to transform the fashion and apparel industry into a more environmentally friendly business.

Green Infrastructure

Sunshine and Savings: HBI Celebrates First Company-Owned Solar Power Project
HanesBrands is making a difference with our largest direct investment in company-owned solar energy equipment at our sewing facility in Surin, Thailand. Our Surin plant will operate on 50% renewable solar power, beginning in September.
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