HanesBrands earns its 12th consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Sustained Excellence/Partner of the Year award for continued progress in environmental sustainability.
The EPA recognizes HanesBrands for lowering overall energy use while increasing the use of renewable energy and electricity during 2020. The company launched 2030 sustainability goals, including reducing energy use by an additional 25%, using 100% renewable electricity, and establishing science-based emission reduction targets. Additionally, the company appointed its first chief sustainability officer in 2020.
“We’re incredibly proud to remain the only apparel company to earn sustained excellence honors in the U.S. EPA Energy Star program’s 29-year history,” says Chris Fox, HanesBrands chief sustainability officer. “HanesBrands and its 61,000 worldwide associates are deeply committed to sustainability and operating our company as if every day is Earth Day.”
“But there is much more work yet to do,” Fox continues. “We are intensely focused on pursuing ambitious 2030 goals that will improve the lives of people, protect the planet, and produce sustainable products.”
The Energy Star award follows HanesBrands being named one of two apparel manufacturers on Ethisphere’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies list. The company was also named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the third consecutive year. Additionally, it was one of four apparel manufacturers to receive A-List recognition for leadership in corporate sustainability in the CDP 2020 Climate Change Report issued in December 2020.
“Energy Star award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” adds EPA administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”