WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Hanes has received 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, D.C.
"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 for Hanes. "We are proud to receive recognition for the second consecutive year and look forward to another sustainable year for Hanes and our consumers."
Hanes reduced its energy usage per pound produced by 2.7% in 2012 and has reduced its energy use and carbon emissions by 22% and 23% 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% within five years.