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Hanesbrands Inc.

Winston Salem, North Carolina

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Hanesbrands is a leading manufacturer of apparel essentials found in nearly all households in America. The company is focused on improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its operations worldwide. Hanesbrands is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year  Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing improvements in energy performance and sustainability. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Improving energy intensity by 2.1 percent over 2011. Since 2007, Hanesbrands has reduced energy intensity by 21 percent and cut carbon emissions intensity by more than 24 percent through a focus on energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy.
  • Working with EPAs ENERGY STAR program to develop metrics for measuring and setting energy reduction targets for nonproduction energy usage with the goal of shifting fixed energy to variable, minimizing non-production energy consumption in response to the economic volatility affecting production in the apparel market.
  • Motivating manufacturing sites around the world to improve energy performance through EPAs ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry and a Hanesbrands award issued by its senior management. In 2012, nine sites achieved the Challenge, and 24 sites earned the Presidents Energy Efficiency Award.
  • Coordinating with utilities, other manufacturers, and EPA to host a meeting in the Winston Salem region to introduce manufacturers to ENERGY STAR industrial energy management resources.
  • Highlighting its partnership with ENERGY STAR in strategic communication campaigns to wholesale customers, consumers, key suppliers, investors, and shareholders through more than 205 million impressionsa two-fold increase over 2011.