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Richard A. Noll Executive Chairman

Each and every Hanes employee in more than 40 countries takes pride in and contributes to our significant achievements in the areas of environmental stewardship, workplace quality, community building and business results.

HanesBrands conducts business around the world in a highly ethical manner, and we cherish our achievements and strong reputation for corporate citizenship and social responsibility. Each and every Hanes employee in more than 40 countries takes pride in and contributes to our significant achievements in the areas of environmental stewardship, workplace quality, community building and business results.

We call our corporate social responsibility program Hanes for Good. That’s because adhering to responsible and sustainable business practices is good for our company, good for our employees, good for our communities and good for our investors.

We have significantly reduced our environmental footprint and have goals to achieve an even greater reduction. Hanes has:

  • Reduced energy consumption by 16 percent, carbon emissions by 16 percent and water use by 25 percent since 2007 and sources renewable energy for 25 percent of its worldwide energy needs.

  • Set more ambitious goals for 2020, calling for a 40 percent reduction in energy use and carbon emissions, 50 percent reduction in water use, and sourcing renewable energy for 40 percent of the company’s needs.

  • Won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® partner of the year/sustained excellence award for eight consecutive years.

  • Voluntarily begun disclosing environmental data to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).

  • Placed No. 172 on Newsweek magazine’s 2016 U.S. Green Rankings list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

We have also been recognized for our workplace practices, ethics and employee benefits by numerous organizations, such as the Great Place to Work Institute in Latin America, Forbes magazine’s Best Large U.S. Employers list, corporate responsibility advocate As You Sow, social compliance rating group Free2Work and Corporate Responsibility Magazine, among others.

In 2016, Ethical Corporation awarded Hanes with a Responsible Business Award for our innovative Green for Good philanthropic program. The program utilizes savings from energy-management and landfill-diversion efforts to fund community projects focused on education, health, environmental protection and disaster relief that are conducted by employee volunteers. Since 2010, more than 11,000 Hanes employees have donated 400,000 hours to complete 67 projects supported by $2.5 million in company funding.

While corporate citizenship is good for business, being a responsible company is not easy. It takes dedication, perseverance, patience and an unyielding commitment by tens of thousands of employees each and every day. To date, we have made significant progress across a range of corporate social responsibility issues, but there is always room for improvement when you set the bar high. And we hope to continue to make a positive and lasting contribution to our world in the years to come.