HanesBrands Celebrates 10th Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Award for Environmental Stewardship

The company also releases its 2018 environmental performance data,
with reliance on renewable energy ahead of plan and across-the-board
improvements in energy use, water use and landfill diversion versus
aggressive 2020 goals.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ENERGYSTARawards?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ENERGYSTARawardslt;/agt;–HanesBrands’ commitment to be an international leader in energy
management and eco-friendly business operations has earned the company
its 10th consecutive U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Sustained Excellence/Partner
of the Year award
for continued success in energy conservation,
carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability.

Hanes was recognized by the EPA for its 2018
environmental stewardship performance
, which has been published on
the company’s Hanes
for Good
corporate social responsibility website. The company
achieved significant progress against aggressive 2020 goals, including:

  • Renewable energy sources accounted for 41% of the company’s energy
    usage, surpassing its 2020 goal of 40%. Increased utilization of the
    company’s biomass facilities in El Salvador and the Dominican
    Republic, along with use of hydro and geothermal energy, fueled the 8
    percentage point increase in use of renewable energy compared to 2017.
  • A 23% reduction in energy use per pound of production versus its 2007
    baseline and a 2% reduction from 2017. The company’s 2020 goal is to
    reduce energy use by 40%. To date, the company’s energy reduction
    efforts have delivered a total cost avoidance of more than $220
  • A 36% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions versus its 2007 baseline,
    nearly reaching its 2020 goal of 40% reduction. Bolstered by the
    significant jump in Hanes’ use of renewable energy, these emissions
    were down nearly 11% in 2018 versus the prior year.
  • A 31% cut in water use against the company’s 2020 goal of 50% compared
    to its 2007 baseline. Hanes’ water use was down 2% versus 2017.
  • An 86% diversion of supply chain waste, or 107 million pounds, from
    landfills while working toward a 2020 goal of 100%.

Also in 2018, the company – unique in the apparel industry because it
owns the significant majority of its supply chain operations – developed
the capability to convert wastewater sludge to energy, retrofitted 10
facilities with LED tubes and improved water efficiency in boiler
operations with reverse osmosis technology.

“We’re celebrating a decade of environmental excellence with the honor
of a 2019 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award because HanesBrands’
68,000 worldwide employees have embraced environmental stewardship and
actively led our energy management initiatives,” said Mike Faircloth,
group president, global supply chain, information technology and
e-commerce for HanesBrands. “And we’re very proud to remain the only
apparel company to earn sustained excellence honors in the EPA Energy
Star program’s 27-year history.

“But we have much work yet to do as we remain intensely focused on
achieving our 2020 environmental sustainability goals,” he continued.
“We believe this effort and our commitment to be an international leader
in eco-friendly business operations creates value for our company, our
investors, our consumers, our employees and our communities.”

The Energy Star award follows the February announcement that Hanes
earned an A- score and leadership position in the CDP
2018 Climate Change Report
. The company scored in the top 6% of
nearly 7,000 companies that participated in the most recent report and
achieved the highest score in the apparel industry.

Energy Star was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary,
market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through
increased efficiency. The annual Energy Star Partner of the Year award
honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect
the environment through best practices and organization-wide energy

For more information on Hanes’ award-winning environmental, social and
workplace accomplishments, visit Hanes
For Good
. For more information about the U.S. EPA Energy Star
program, visit energystar.gov.


HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) is a socially responsible leading marketer of
everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe,
Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties,
shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the
world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,
Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just
My Size
, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra,
Berlei, Alternative, Gear for Sports
, and Bras N Things. More
information about the company and its award-winning corporate social
responsibility initiatives can be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.
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Carole Crosslin: (336) 671-3704 (cell)
or carole.crosslin@hanes.com