HanesBrands Issues 2017 Environmental Performance Report
HanesBrands has released its 2017 environmental performance report, reporting that the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, supplier has posted strong results across every category compared to the year prior. Since 2016, Hanes reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent, energy use by six percent and water use by seven percent, while increasing its use of renewable energy by seven percent. Additionally, Hanes diverted 84 percent of its supply chain waste from landfills. HanesBrands participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138).
This performance puts Hanes on track to meet its 2020 environmental sustainability goals. When compared to its 2007 baseline, the company has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent (28 percent in 2017) energy use by 40 percent (28 percent) and water use by 50 percent (30 percent). 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 creating a more efficient and energy-conscious organization for both the areas where we do business and the larger worldwide community,” says Michael E. Faircloth, group president, global supply chain, information technology and e-commerce for HanesBrands. “We have taken great strides toward our 2020 goals, and we intend to continue pushing to fulfill our promise to create a more environmentally friendly company.”
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 on Newsweek magazine's green list of 500 largest U.S. companies for environmental achievement.