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HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel under world-class brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, has released its 2016 environmental performance data on energy usage, carbon dioxide emissions, water usage, renewable energy and landfill diversion.

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

Hanes is committed to meeting its aggressive 2020 commitments to reduce energy use by 40 per cent, carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent and water usage by 50 per cent, along with securing at least 40 per cent of its energy from renewable sources and diverting 100 per cent 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. 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,” said Michael E. Faircloth, Hanes’ president and chief global supply chain and information technology officer.

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Year-over-year comparisons for energy, water and carbon emissions were less favourable due to a strategic decision in 2016 to reduce inventories. Versus 2015, the company’s energy usage was up 8 per cent, water usage was up 8 per cent and carbon emissions surged 4 per cent, due to less production volume to absorb fixed energy and water usage. On an absolute basis, the total amount of energy and water used was down, with carbon emissions showing a slight uptick.


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