WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—HanesBrands earns an A- score for the second year in the CDP 2019 Climate Change Report. The company has participated in the report since 2010.
The company says it’s provided carbon emissions data voluntarily over the last 10 years as part of participation in the report. Hanes points out that it owns a “significant majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations,” which helped contribute to the high score. The company sits in the top 6% of roughly 8,400 companies that participated in the recent report and holds one of the highest ratings in the apparel industry. According to the company, Hanes also ranks higher than the average score in the textiles and fabric goods category (C), the North America category (C), and the global category (C). The company says it received “across-the-board scores” in the A range, for measures like emissions reduction initiatives, governance, and opportunity disclosure.
“Hanes’ superior CDP scores are attributable to our ongoing commitment to be an international business leader in energy management and eco-friendly business operations,” states HanesBrands CEO Gerald W. Evans Jr. “This achievement is a direct result of the efforts and engagement of our 68,000 worldwide employees, and I thank them for their support. By embracing environmental stewardship and the conservation of natural resources, Hanes is creating sustainable value for our company, our investors, our consumers, our employees, and our communities.”
The company’s environmentally conscious goals focus on measures such as the implementation of renewable energy, reductions in energy use, and supply chain waste diversion. Hanes says it also completed the 2019 CDP questionnaires for water and forest and expects to recieve results in early February 2020.
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