by Brian Lipton
HanesBrands Corporate Office

North Carolina-based innerwear maker HanesBrands has released the company’s 2016 environmental performance data on energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy and landfill diversion.

Compared with its 2007 baseline, the company reduced its energy use by 16 percent, carbon emissions by 16 percent and water use by 25 percent. Hanes also shifted 25 percent of the energy the company uses to renewable sources and diverted 84 percent – or 118 million pounds – of waste from its company-owned supply chain from landfills.

In addition, Hanes reaffirmed its commitment to meeting its aggressive 2020 commitments to reduce energy use by 40 percent, carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent and water use by 50 percent, along with securing at least 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources and diverting 100 percent of waste in its company-owned supply chain from landfills.

“We are proud of the culture of environmental responsibility that we’ve established at HanesBrands during the past decade,” said Michael E. Faircloth, Hanes’ president and chief global supply chain and information technology officer. “It unifies our 67,000 global employees, enables us to make progress during economically challenging years and creates a win-win-win for the environment we all share, our communities and our company. We have made significant progress in addressing our environmental impact, but there is always room for improvement when you set the bar high.”