Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Hanesbrands Inc., a global producer of innerwear, outerwear and hosiery,
has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s sustainability certification for its Bentonville,
Ark., sales office. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification is not
only the first in Bentonville but also the first for commercial interiors in Arkansas.
“We are excited to have the first LEED-certified office in Wal-Mart’s hometown,” said
Hanesbrands CEO Richard A. Noll. “Hanesbrands and Wal-Mart have made significant commitments to
environmental sustainability and running their businesses in a socially responsible manner, and we
are proud to partner with our top customer in doing the right thing for the planet.”
Hanesbrands opened the 9,986-square-foot office in August 2007 to support the company’s
business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The facility includes features such as advanced lighting,
heating and cooling systems; natural light for every workspace; energy-efficient appliances; and
low-emission construction materials including paint, adhesives, sealants, carpet, coatings and
furniture. Hanesbrands integrates LEED-based practices into many of its remodeling and new
construction projects, and is planning to apply for LEED certification on future projects including
its Winston-Salem flagship retail store under construction.
June 3, 2008