Hanes Commitment to Sustainability Earns U.S. EPA Energy Star Sustained
Excellence Award for Second Consecutive Year
America's No. 1 Apparel Brand[i] Receives Recognition for Ongoing Improvements
in Energy Performance and Sustainability
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 7, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hanes®, America's No. 1
Brand of Family Basics^[ii], is honored to receive the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's highly coveted Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for
2013. The award is the company's fourth consecutive year of Energy Star
recognition and its second consecutive year as a recipient of the Sustained
Excellence Award, which is given to a select group of organizations that have
exhibited outstanding sustainability leadership year after year. Hanes will
be honored for its commitment to energy efficiency and promotion of
sustainable energy management at an awards ceremony March 26, in Washington,
"Hanes is proud to be a leader in energy management and sustainability as we
continue to strive to minimize our energy consumption and carbon footprint,"
said Sidney Falken, Chief Branding Officer, Hanes. "We are proud to receive
recognition for the second consecutive year and look forward to another
sustainable year for Hanes and our consumers."
A Companywide Commitment to Environmental Responsibility
Hanes has quietly become a leader in energy management and aspires to be an
international apparel industry leader in overall environmental responsibility
and stewardship. Hanes reduced its energy usage per pound produced by 2.7
percent in 2012 and has reduced its energy use and carbon emissions by 22
percent and 23 percent respectively since 2007. Hanes' manufacturing
facilities have also improved their energy performance through EPA's Energy
Star Challenge for Industry program. In 2012 nine facilities were recognized
for meeting the Challenge by reducing energy consumption by 10 percent within
Hanes' sustainability commitment includes its EcoSmart™ product line, of
hoodies, socks, sweats and T-shirts. Hanes EcoSmart products are made with
fabric produced in part from recycled plastic bottles or recycled cotton that
will prevent the equivalent of 43 million plastic bottles from going into
landfills this year alone. Hanes EcoSmart socks contain either some recycled
cotton fiber or alternative flax fibers, while the fabric in 67 percent of
Hanes men's and boys' undershirts is made using renewable energy.
For more information on the Hanes environmental responsibility efforts and for
tips on how to "Go Green" visit www.Hanesgreen.com or www.Facebook.com/Hanes.
Hanes, America's No. 1 Apparel Brand, is a leading brand of intimate apparel,
underwear, sleepwear, socks and casual apparel. Hanes products can be found at
leading retailers nationwide and online direct to consumers at www.Hanes.com.
Hanes is a flagship brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI)
^[i] The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service, R12 Apr 11, Unit Share
^[ii] The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service, R12 Apr 11, Unit Share
Contacts: Erin Mackey Bernadette Wallace
Weber Shandwick Hanesbrands Inc.
SOURCE Hanesbrands Inc.
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