WINSTON SALEM, N.C.—Hanes releases 2016 environmental performance data for the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company reports yearly statistics on criteria such as carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy, and landfill diversion.
The report cites a 16 percent reduction in both energy use and carbon emissions, while water use is down by 25 percent compared to the company’s 2007 baseline. Hanes also reports 118 million pounds of waste diverted from landfills in 2016.
“We are proud of the culture of environmental responsibility that we’ve established at HanesBrands during the past decade,” says 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.”
Looking forward, Hanes says it is focused on meeting “aggressive” environmental commitments for 2020. The company aims to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent, and water use by 50 percent. For renewable energy, the company says it hopes to secure 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources, and divert 100 percent of waste from landfills by 2020.
“We are committed to continuing to make a positive and lasting contribution to our world in the years to come,” adds Faircloth.
To view the full report, visit http://bit.ly/2oWcKfe.