Winston-Salem, N.C.-based apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands Inc. has received an Energy Star 2010
Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its accomplishments in
strategic energy management. The company, which was selected from among 17,000 program
participants, has significantly reduced its energy and water usage as well as carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions after beginning to track its carbon footprint in 2007.
“Working in partnership with Energy Star to manage our energy use is good business,” said
Richard A. Noll, chairman and CEO, Hanesbrands. “Using sustainable practices and conserving natural
resources to help mitigate our environmental footprint and to reduce costs are strategic ways we
are creating business value.”
Hanesbrands has increased its renewable energy usage to 30 percent and has announced a goal
to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 percent. The company also has reduced water usage per product
produced by 18 percent.
In addition to its comprehensive corporate global energy program, Hanesbrands has made
commitments to responsible manufacturing practices, introducing more eco-friendly products, and
reducing packaging waste. The company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is seeking
certification of its new buildings under the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED), with three facilities already LEED-certified and four additional facilities in the
process of becoming certified.
March 23, 2010