Hanesbrands Inc. is proud of its strong reputation for corporate social responsibility – conducting business around the world in a highly ethical and responsible manner. Our CSR commitments and efforts fall into two categories: 1) environmental responsibility, and 2) social responsibility, including being a responsible employer to our approximately 45,000 employees around the world.
Our efforts to protect the environment for future generations include reducing energy use and carbon emissions, being an environmentally responsible manufacturer through water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, and developing more eco-friendly products and packaging. In 2010, Hanesbrands was named a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star partner of the year for energy management.
Our social responsibility programs foster a culture of integrity by providing a safe and rewarding workplace for our employees, assuring product safety for our consumers, and supporting our communities.
The significant majority of Hanesbrands products are made in company-owned plants, which gives us direct control over workplace conditions and interactions with local communities. We have an innovative worldwide business ethics program, and Hanesbrands is a participating company in the Fair Labor Association, an independent corporate social responsibility monitoring organization.
We have made significant progress across a range of CSR issues and are proud of our accomplishments, but we recognize that there is always room for improvement. We pride ourselves on listening to others outside our company and reacting quickly and responsibly if issues emerge. We take these efforts very seriously and hope to continue to make a positive and sustainable impact in the years to come.
Richard A. Noll
Chairman and CEO, Hanesbrands Inc.