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HanesBrands recognised for sustainability leadership

Company in top 12% of companies assessed, one of two peer companies to receive leadership status in both categories.

12th January 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear

HanesBrands (HBI), a leader in apparel brands, has been recognised with an A- score on the global CDP annual sustainability disclosures across two key areas of environmental impact – climate change and water security. The company achieved the recognition for its leadership in transparency, best practices and coordinated action on climate change issues and water security.

The A- score for water security is the highest HBI has received from CDP in that category and the company ranked in the top 11% of companies assessed in climate change and top 12% for water security.

HBI has 2030 goals to reduce water use by 25% in its own operations and by 2025, to align wastewater with Zero Discharge with Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) wastewater standards.

HBI’s brands, including Hanes, Champion and Bonds, stem from operations that are unique in the apparel industry and the company owns a significant majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations, creating direct oversight of sustainability practices.

CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. More than 18,000 companies were assessed over eleven categories including risk assessment and opportunities, targets and goals, governance, strategy and mitigation efforts, and response performance. The process measures overall progress toward environmental stewardship, comprehensive disclosure, awareness, management, and finally, leadership level.

“We are honoured to be recognized as a leader in our sustainability efforts with superior, A- CDP ratings,” said Steve Bratspies, CEO, HanesBrands. “Consumers around the world know our iconic brands for comfort, quality, and style, and they trust our responsible and sustainable supply chain. This achievement is the result of our worldwide associates who work tirelessly to achieve ambitious sustainability goals.”

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