Hanes Reports Strides in 2020 Environmental Goals

Hanes releases its 2017 environmental performance report. 

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-Hanes releases its 2017 environmental performance report. The company says this year’s annual report yields “strong results” compared to 2016.

Of its chief goals, the organization says it saw reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, energy use, and water consumption by 15, six, and seven percent respectively. In addition to reductions, Hanes says it increased its use of renewable energy by seven percent and diverted 84 percent of its supply chain waste from landfills. The company accredits this waste diversion to the structure of its supply chain. Hanes owns most of its manufacturing and supply chain operations across the globe.

“These across-the-board improvements indicate our strong commitment to create 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 for global supply chain, information technology, and e-commerce departments at Hanes. “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.”

An infographic detailing goals and initiatives. (Image courtesy Hanes) 

With the current numbers, the organization says it is on track to meet its 2020 sustainability goals. Those goals include:

  • A 40 percent carbon emission reduction
  • Reduction in energy use by 40 percent
  • Water use reduction by 50 percent

Hanes also says it pledges to secure at least 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources and continue to strive towards zero waste through its company-owned supply chain. The report follows the company’s continued efforts towards sustainability and environmental stewardship. In Feb. 2018, Hanes announced it was partnering with the National Park Foundation on its Find Your Park initiative. 

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